#InYankeesHistory for July 18 - 1921: Babe Ruth becomes the all-time home run leader who he hits his 139th career homer as a major leaguer. The Yankee slugger's 36th homer of the season, a mammoth shot that travels over 500 feet, puts him ahead of Roger Connor, who connected for 138 homers during his 18 years in the National League.
1947: the Yankees American League tying record at 19 game winning streak was snapped when Detroit's right hand pitcher Fred Hutchinson shut out the Yankees, 8-0, at Briggs Stadium. The Bronx Bombers ran away with the Junior Circuit flag, after compiling 31 wins during a span of 34 games.
1987: With a home run leading off the top of the 4th inning, Don Mattingly ties Dale Long's major league record by hitting a home run in 8 consecutive games. Mariners player Ken Griffey Jr. equaled the record in 1993.
1999: On Yogi Berra Day, Yankees pitcher David Cone became the 16th pitcher in MLB history, 3rd in Yankees history to pitch a perfect game. The Yankees defeated the Montréal Expos (now known as the Washington Nationals), 6-0. Don Larsen threw out the ceremonial pitch to Yogi Berra to commemorate the 1956 World Series perfect game.
(Source: Today in Baseball History - nationalpastime.com)
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