Since today is the official release date of Stars Wars: The Force Awakens, I thought it could be fun to see how the Yankees have fared on days when the other Star Wars films (original and prequels) came out, because up until this new movie, they were all released, in either late-May or mid-June, for the summer movie season.
Up first, we have the original Star Wars, which was released on Wednesday May 25, 1977. On that day, the Yankees split a twi-night doubleheader at the Stadium with the Texas Rangers. The Yankees won the first game, 3-2, thanks to a Thurman Munson RBI single, a Roy White home run, and a Bucky Dent RBI double. Gil Patterson picked up the win and Sparky Lyle, the save. For the Rangers, Mike Hargrove and Willie Horton had an RBI apiece and Bert Blyleven was the losing pitcher. In the second game of the double dip, the starters, Gaylord Perry for the Rangers, and Mike Torrez for the Yanks, both pitched complete games, but Perry came out on top 1-0.… Click here to read the rest