The Yankees Twenty-Five Most Memorable Home Runs
The Yankees 25 Most Memorable Home Runs
Yankees fans and all fans of baseball know it well. The home run. That unmistakable sound when the ball meets the sweet part of the bat as the hitter uncoils and the ball soars high and far in a majestic arc that draws everyone in the stands to their feet.
That almighty power to turn games around with one swing of the bat is a universal reason why we are fans of baseball and the Bronx Bombers.
The Yankees, over the course of their storied history, have hit many home runs. And while some wind up as merely another entry in a box score, others have an inescapable lure, and they become ingrained in our memory. This piece is about those home runs, the ones that have earned a special place in Yankees history.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal (George Will)
Did you know, for instance, that the Yankees were the first team in major league baseball to reach 10,000 home runs? Probably not, I didn’t either.
And you probably don’t know who hit that ten-thousandth home run. But, you’ll find out soon.
And as you watch some of the videos, you’ll be taken back to a time when TV screens were not HD, and the Yankees announcers had southern drawls. In a few cases, you’ll even see fans and photographers standing on the playing field.
All of the videos are available on YouTube and can also be found elsewhere on the internet. I’ve made every effort to give credit to the provider of each video. The order of slides has no particular meaning, and there is no attempt to wind up to a big finish at number 25. Each home run stands on its own.
For each slide, I’m providing only the date when the home run was hit as sort of a fun game. See if you can guess which home run it is before clicking on the next slide.
So, let’s get started with the first of 25 Memorable Yankees Home Runs.