20 years ago this afternoon, the Yankees beat the California Angels, 11-3.
The Yankees scored eight runs in the first against Mark Langston. The winning pitcher was Melido Perez and the hitting star was Paul O'Neill who was 3-4 and hit a single, double and a home run. Rookie (!!) Derek Jeter was 2-4 with three RBI. Both O'Neill and Jeter hit run-scoring doubles in that big first inning. Robert Eenhoorn also had a double in the first and Randy Velarde, Mike Stanley, Jim Leyritz and O'Neill all had singles.
Yes, Paul O'Neill hit a double and a single in one inning.
Poor Langston lasted only a third of an inning and gave up eight runs on six hits with two walks. Woof.
The Yankees scored all of their runs in the first three innings and the only starter without a hit was first baseman Dave Silvestri. The win improved their record to 14-19 and they were 8 1/2 games back in the Division. Remember, it was a shorter season thanks to the strike.
Anyway, be nice to your fellow IIATMS readers and feel free to discuss whatever you'd like to discuss. There may not be any Yankees baseball on the TV but there's plenty of stuff going on.