Sunday, September 21, 2008
The last homer, the last out at Yankee Stadium
A list of notable lasts at Yankee Stadium (all occurred in the final game, unless otherwise noted):
Game: Sept. 21, 2008. Yankees 7, Orioles 3.
Pitch: Mariano Rivera to Baltimore's Brian Roberts, who grounded out to first baseman Cody Ransom.
Home run: Jose Molina, a two-run drive in the fourth inning off Baltimore's Chris Waters.
Home run by opponent: Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 18.
Hit: Jason Giambi, a single in the seventh inning.
Run Scored: Brett Gardner.
Run Batted In: Robinson Cano.
Triple: Baltimore's Adam Jones.
Double: Baltimore's Kevin Millar.
Grand Slam: Alex Rodriguez on Sept. 14.
Cycle: Tony Fernandez for the Yankees on Sept. 3, 1995, vs. Oakland.
Cycle by opponent: Doc Cramer of the Philadelphia Athletics on June 10, 1934, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Triple play by the Yankees: June 3, 1968. Minnesota's Johnny Roseboro popped out to pitcher Dooley Womack, who threw to third baseman Bobby Cox, who threw to first baseman Mickey Mantle.
Triple play by opponent: Oakland second baseman Randy Velarde made an unassisted triple play on Shane Spencer's line drive on May 29, 2000.
Winning pitcher: Andy Pettitte.
Losing pitcher: Baltimore's Chris Waters.
Save: Mariano Rivera on Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore.
No-hitter by Yankees: David Cone, a perfect game vs. Montreal on July 18, 1999.
No-hitter by opponent: Six Houston pitchers combined on June 11, 2003.
Complete-game no-hitter by an opponent: Detroit's Virgil Trucks on Aug. 25, 1952.
Complete-game shutout by Yankees: Chien-Ming Wang vs. Tampa Bay on July 28, 2006.
Complete-game shutout by opponent: Boston's Jon Lester on July 3, 2008.
Ejection: Yankees pitcher Edwar Ramirez on July 30, 2008, by umpire Mark Wegner.