The 2007 Yankees have played 156 games so far this season and are presently 2 games back of first, in the loss column, behind the Boston Red Sox.
Let’s go back to the Yankees 156th game of 1988. In this contest, Ron Guidry and Dale Mohorcic (yes, Dale, My Horse Is Sick!) defeated Baltimore – and the O’s rookie starter that day…a kid named Curt Schilling. (Don Mattingly homered twice off Schilling that day.) That win by the 1988 Yankees in their 156th game put New York 3 games back of first, in the loss column, behind the Boston Red Sox. (The 1988 Boston Red Sox would go on to get swept in the post-season by the Oakland A’s in the ALCS.)
How long ago was that game back in 1988? Put it this way, (current) Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes was 2 years and 3 months old at that time.