» June 23, 1950: Eleven home runsa ML recorddrive in all the runs scored in a 109 Tiger win over the Yankees before 51,000 Detroit fans. Detroit has four home runs in the 4th inning as Dizzy Trout, Gerry Priddy, Vic Wertz, and Hoot Evers connect. Pitcher Dizzy Trout's home run, off Tommy Byrne, is his 2nd lifetime grand slam. Hoot Evers hits another home run, an inside-the-park 2-run game winner in the 9th off Joe Page to win it. For New York, Hank Bauer connects for two homers, including one in the 4th inning. Joe DiMaggio, Jerry Coleman, Yogi Berra, and pinch hitter Tommy Henrich also belt round trippers. It is the first time that nine different players connect for homers in a game.
» October 10, 1951: Hank Bauer's bases-loaded triple propels the Yankees to a 43 win and their 3rd straight championship. Just before the game, Leo Durocher turns over a letter he received to Ford Frick that offers the Giants manager a $15,000 bribe "if the Giants manage to lose the next three games."
» May 10, 1952: Hank Bauer of the Yankees goes 5-for-6 in an 183 romp over Boston. The Sox come away with record tying 10 assists in the 5th inning.
» September 30, 1953:
The Yanks defeat Brooklyn 9-5 in the first
game of the WS. Carl Erskine is ineffective, walking
the first 3 batters who score on a Hank Bauer
triple. The Dodgers tie it up 5-5, and Clem Labine
gets the loss in relief.
» April 13, 1954:
In the presidential opener in Washington, President Dwight D. Eisenhower is thrilled by Mickey Vernon's 10th inning 2-run homer off Allie Reynolds which beats the Yankees 53. Ike skipped last year's opener, which was rained out, and the political hue and cry was so great he made sure he tossed out the first ball today. Chuck Stobbs and Whitey Ford start the game, but the winning Nats pitcher is reliever Sonny Dixon. Hank Bauer, with two singles, drives in all three Yankee runs.
» May 18, 1955:
At the Stadium, Mickey Mantle's 8th inning grand slam off Mike Fornieles powers the Yankees past the White Sox, 116. In the play before Mantle's blast, a grounder was ruled a dead ball after Hank Bauer interfered with Nellie Fox at 2nd, leaving the sacks jammed. The Sox lose Minnie Minoso for two weeks with a hairline fracture of the skull after he is hit by a pitch from Bob Grim.
» September 10, 1955:
OF Hank Bauer of the Yankees, pressed into emergency
service as a catcher, permits a passed ball, setting
up the winning run in a 9-8 loss to the White
» May 1, 1956: Mickey Mantle takes Steve Gromek deep in the first inning at the Stadium, and New York rolls to a 92 win over Detroit. Hank Bauer also homers as Whitey Ford hurls his 3rd CG win.
» May 3, 1956: Before 4,308 at the Stadium, Mickey Mantle homers for the 3rd day in a row, but Kansas City holds on to win, 87. A Mick homer in the 5th is followed by homers by Hank Bauer and Yogi Berra.
» May 5, 1956: The Yankees clout four homers -- Yogi Berra's, Hank Bauer's inside-the-park, and two moonshots by Mickey Mantle -- to top the A's, 52. Mantle's 2nd homer hits the RF facade just inside the foul pole, and almost clears the roof.
» May 12, 1956:
Orioles lefty Don Ferrarese allows no hits through eight innings against the Yankees, but Andy Carey and Hank Bauer open the 9th with singles. Ferrarese holds on for a two-hit, 10, victory.
» May 16, 1957: The Yankees top Kansas City 30 behind Bob Turley's four-hit shutout. Mickey Mantle has a homer off Alex Kellner, the 11th time in his last 12 at bats he's reached base safely. That night a group of Yankees celebrate Billy Martin's 29th birthday in a raucous fashion. An ensuing fight at Manhattan's Copacabana Club leads to $5,500 in fines and the eventual trade of Billy to Kansas City. Hank Bauer allegedly starts the fight by hitting a patron, although Bauer denies it. The Yanks fine Whitey Ford, Bauer, Yogi Berra, Mantle and Martin $1,000 each and Johnny Kucks $500.
» May 21, 1957:
For his part in the Copacabana incident, Yankee OF Hank Bauer is arraigned. He is eventually cleared and threatens to sue the alleged victim, Edward Jones, who suffered a concussion and a broken jaw. In today's game, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford are benched, while Bauer bats 8th. Mickey Mantle has a single, two walks, and a homer to back Bob Turley's 4-hit 30 shutout over the A's. Turley helps his cause by starting a triple play. The Yanks now trail the White Sox by a half game.
» May 29, 1957:
At Washington, Camilo Pascual gives up two solo homers, to Mickey Mantle and Hank Bauer, but the Senators win 62. Pascual will groove 43 gopher balls this year.
» August 7, 1957:
Hank Bauer of the Yanks hits his second consecutive lead-off HR, against Washington, as the first-place Yankees lose 3-2.
» October 8, 1957:
The Yankees stay alive as Hank Bauer homers off the
foul pole in LF to give the Yankees a 3-2 win
behind the 4-hit pitching of Bob Turley. The WS is
even at 3 apiece.
» June 2, 1958:
Yankee P Whitey Ford fans six in a row to tie an American League record as he shuts out the White Sox 30. Sox pitcher Jim Wilson allows just six hits but three -- 2 by Hank Bauer and one by Mickey Mantle -- are out of the Stadium. On a botched hit-and-run attempt, Luis Aparicio is thrown out at 2B ending his streak of 26 consecutive steals.
» October 4, 1958:
Yankee pitchers Don Larsen and Ryne Duren combine
for a shutout as New York wins 4-0. Yankee OF
Hank Bauer accounts for all 4 runs, including a 2-run
homer in the 7th.
» October 5, 1958:
Milwaukee goes up 3 games to one with a 3-0 shutout
by Warren Spahn, who allows just 2 hits. The Braves
stop Hank Bauer's 17-game WS hitting streak, dating
back to 1956.
» October 7, 1958:
The Yanks pull even at 3 games, as Hank Bauer hits
his 4th HR of the Series and New York wins 4-3
in 10 innings.
» December 11, 1959: The A's Arnold Johnson gives the New York Yankees an early Christmas present when he gift wraps Roger Maris in pinstripes. The Yankees acquire the slugger in a 7-player deal that sends P Don Larsen, RF Hank Bauer, 1B Marv Throneberry, and LF Norm Siebern to the Athletics.
» June 10, 1961:
At New York, ex-Yank Hank Bauer hits a inside-the-park homer over Mickey Mantle's head to the CF monuments, but Mantle's homer in the bottom of the 8th off rookie Bill Kunkel cements New York's 53 win over Kansas City.
» June 19, 1961: Charlie Finley makes his first managerial change, booting the recently-hired Joe Gordon (2633) in favor of Hank Bauer.
» November 19, 1963: Coach Hank Bauer is named to replace Billy Hitchcock (86-76) as manager of the Orioles.
» July 10, 1968: Hank Bauer is fired as manager of the Orioles.
» July 11, 1968:
Earl Weaver, who never played in the majors, replaces Hank Bauer as manager of the Orioles. The O's win will 11 of the first 15 games under Weaver.
» September 19, 1969: Hank Bauer is fired as manager of the Athletics. John McNamara takes over.