The Yankees allowed 16 runs in their game yesterday and New York only had 3 hits to their credit. When was the last time that the Yankees allowed 16+ runs in a game where they had 3 or less hits themselves?
The answer: July 11, 1979.
The Yankees, at close of business yesterday, find themselves 8 games out of first place. When was the last season where the Yankees were 8 games out (or more) at the close of business on August 27th?
In a nutshell, we’re seeing things in Yankeeland this season that we haven’t seen in 15 to 30 years.
Let’s hope that it’s another 15 to 30 years before we see them again.