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Willie Randolph from the Chronology
May 1, 1991 - The Brewers defeat the White Sox in a 6-hour 5-minute 19-inning contest the longest in the AL since the same two clubs played 25 innings on May 8 1984. Oddly enough Willie Randolph who drove home the winning run in the 19th had been the last out in Nolan Ryan's 6th no-hitter.
Apr 5, 1988 - Before 55802 at Yankee Stadium the Yankees score 6 runs off Frank Viola in 5 innings to top the Twins 8-0. Rick Rhoden allows 3 hits in 9 innings for the win. Roberto Kelly and Willie Randolph each have three hits while Jim Pagliarulo and Rickey Henderson belt homers.
Apr 29, 1985 - In Billy Martin's first game as New York manager Larry Parrish belts 3 home runs to power the Rangers to a 7-5 win over the Yankees. It is Parrish's 4th career 3-HR game but his first in the AL making him only the 5th player to accomplish the feat in each league. The Yanks lose a homer in the 4th when with two men on Bobby Meacham hits a Frank Tanana ball that just reaches the stands. Running hard Meacham collides with teammate Willie Randolph who was returning to 1B to tag up. Meacham is given a two-run single.
Aug 28, 1983 - The 4th place Yankees beat California 7-3 behind John Montefusco (1-0) the 2 teams match hits at 10. The Yanks score 6 times in the 6th half coming on a homer by Roy Smalley. Willie Randolph starts and ends the inning making all 3 outs.
Oct 9, 1980 - KC wins again but this time they have to tag out Yankee Willie Randolph at the plate to end the game 3-2.
Sep 13, 1980 - At Boston the Yankees keep their hold on 1st place with a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox scoring all their runs in the 4th. Tommy John wins his 21st. Willie Randolph helps in the 6th with a neat 4-2 double play stepping on 2B for a force and throwing home to catch Jim Rice.
Sep 16, 1978 - With 55091 looking on the Yankees snap a 2-2 tie with a 9th inning triple by Willie Randolph and a sacrifice fly by Thurman Munson to beat the Red Sox 3-2. New York now leads by 3 1/2 games. The Yanks first score on a Reggie Jackson 2-run blast in the 5th. Both starters Catfish Hunter and Mike Torrez go the distance.
Sep 7, 1978 - The Yankees 4 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East arrive in Boston for a crucial 4-game series. The Yanks begin the "Boston Massacre" with a 15-3 route as Willie Randolph drives in 5 of the runs. The Yanks collect 21 hits off 4 Sox pitchers including 3 hits apiece by Randolph Munson and White. Mike Torrez with one inning of work takes the loss. Ken Clay in relief of Catfish Hunter is the winner.
May 6, 1978 - In a 9-5 loss to Texas Yankee 2B Willie Randolph pulls the hidden ball trick on Texas Bump Wills in the first inning. In 1980 Randolph will have it pulled on him (as noted by Bill Deane) and he joins Cepeda as the only 2 players known to pull off and have pulled on them the HBT.
Jun 24, 1977 - Before 54940 at Yankee Stadium Roy White launches a dramatic 2-out 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Yanks a 5-5 tie with the Red Sox and New York scores in the next inning on Reggie Jackson bases-loaded single to win 6-5. White's key hit comes after Bill Campbell retires the first 2 Yankees in the 9th and then Willie Randolph triples to bring up Murcer. Sparky Lyle picks up the win handing Boston their 1st loss in 8 games. With homers from Yaz Hobson and George Scott the Sox set a ML record of 33 homers in 10 games.
Apr 7, 1977 - Before 43785 in the Opener at Yankee Stadium Catfish Hunter holds the Brewers to five hits three by Von Joshua as the Yankees win 3-0. Von's last hit strikes Catfish in the instep and he leaves after 7 innings of work. Sparky Lyle pitches the last two innings. Jim Wynn has two hits for New York including a homer in his first Yankee at-bat. Reggie Jackson in his first start as a Yankee also has two hits and two runs one on a suicide squeeze by Willie Randolph. With the recent addition of Bucky Dent to the lineup the Yankees start an all-star at every position (Catfish Hunter Thurman Munson Chris Chambliss Willie Randolph Dent Graig Nettles Roy White Mickey Rivers Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Wynn). They will duplicate this on Opening Day 2005.
Dec 11, 1975 - In two separate deals‚ the Yankees acquire Ps Dock Ellis and Ken Brett‚ and 2B Willie Randolph from the Pirates for P Doc Medich; OF Mickey Rivers and P Ed Figueroa from the Angels for OF Bobby Bonds. Randolph will hold down 2B for a decade while Rivers will provide fine CF. Medich will go 8-11 before being traded.