You never know when you will just happen to be in the right place, at the right time, to witness something that will turn out to be important and historic.
OK, sure, a lot of the time you do know you’re witnessing something important and historic.
But, that kind of reasoning is not helping me make my point today.
My point is this …
Sometimes you don’t know.
The New York Yankees were shmooshed on May 15, 1941.
I’m going to write that again, because it was fun to write.
The New York Yankees were shmooshed, crushed, demolished, creamed, pounded, trounced, wrung out and hung up to dry on May 15, 1941.
(This is fun!)
The Chicago White Sox did the shmooshing and 13-1 was the final score.
The Yankees had last won a game back on May 8. In their next five games – all losses – the Yankees were outscored 40-12.
Some 9,040 “hooting and hissing” Yankees fans turned out to watch the Yankees slide to 14-15 on the season.
(As an Orioles fan, I can confirm that a 14-15 record doesn’t sound all that bad.) Continue reading