Who says we don't bring you interesting, irrelevant, and thought provoking new content. You asked for it, we'll deliver.

We're announcing our newest addition to the River Avenue News Team: "What Happened in History?". This daily segment will highlight odd and random occurrences in Yankee History.

Not just great feats like perfect games, multi homer games, or jaw dropping attacks from the Kissing Bandit. We're promising head scratching, "Why Did You Bother to Think of That" moments.

So, without further delay: here is your first gem:

8/18/89 Aug. 18: Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as Yankee manager.

8/18/02 Mike Thurman: Recalled RHP Mike Thurman from Triple-A Columbus

8/18/04 Activated RHP Mike Mussina from disabled list and optioned INF Andy Phillips to Columbus.

8/18/06 Placed 1B Andy Phillips on the 15-day disabled list (strained left rib muscle); Recalled RHP T.J. Beam from Triple-A Columbus.

8/18/07 Signed OF Jose Cruz Jr. to a Minor League contract.

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