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Yankees/Red Sox Opening Day 1959

April 29, 2020

After being rained out on both Friday and Saturday, the defending world champion, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox played their season opener on a cold April 12, 1959 at Yankee Stadium.

Phil Rizzuto talks of how cold his feet feel, while later Mel Allen informs us that it is snowing in New Jersey.

Years before he was treated with humor and maybe some disrespect, Marv Throneberry starts at first base and drives in a run for the defending champion Yankees.

Much before on this game and notes on the scant 4 games played amidst postponements, at least two of which were scheduled doubleheaders, that day in upcoming posts.

 

Marv Throneberry 1961.jpg

Marv Throneberry, pictured above started at first base, ’58 World Series hero, Bob Turley was the Yankees’ starting pitcher in that ’59 season opener.

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