For today’s random box score of the week, I decided to go back to the year of my birth, 1974.
Originally, I was going to write about five years ago tonight, when Joba Chamberlain waltzed into Fenway Park and pitched a 1-0 shutout but decided against it. Long story short, that game reminds me of a bad time in my life so I figured I’d avoid writing about it. So I went back to the main box score page on Baseball Reference and clicked on 1974. And in a funny twist, the game played on July 25, 1974 also happened to be a 1-0 shutout.
How’s that for a coincidence?
In 1974, the Yankees were facing the Milwaukee Brewers at home. Well, not really at home, they were in Shea Stadium that year because Yankee Stadium was being refurbished.
This is a running joke in my household because my dad, mom and brother were all born in years when the Yankees won the World Series – 1941, 1947 and 1978 respectively – and my birth year’s claim to fame was that the team played their home games in Shea Stadium.…