• This Date In Yankeeland, 1977

    Posted by on August 27th, 2010 · Comments (1)

    On August 27, 1977, at Yankee Stadium, Toby Harrah and Bump Wills of the Texas Rangers hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning.

    Now, it wasn’t the first time that players went BTB on ITP HRs. But, on BTB pitches? Let’s put it this way: The best anyone else could do is tie that mark. Welcome to the record books, Kenny Clay.

    Comments on This Date In Yankeeland, 1977

    1. 77yankees
      August 27th, 2010 | 6:33 pm

      That was my first ever baseball game in person, and I’ve read that that was the 2nd and last time it happened, so you’ll never know what rarity you’ll see when you go to a game.

      Harrah’s was a drive to RF that Lou Piniella crashed into the wall trying to catch, and was down for several minutes. Then Wills hit one over Mick the Quick’s head and off his glove in CF for the 2nd.

      Btw, if you want to feel really old as a Yankee fan – tomorrow Ron Guidry hits the big 6-0. And still looks like he could come in and get a guy out in a pinch.

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