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Masahiro Tanaka Becomes 1st Yankees Rookie Since 1950 to Win 1st 6 Decisions

Wednesday's dominant outing against the crosstown rival New York Mets, Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees is the first rookie in franchise history to win his first six career decisions since Whitey Ford started 9-0 in 1950, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Tanaka was also the first Yankee rookie since Ford to start 5-0 and is now just four wins away from beating the Hall of Famer's record.

Ford concluded his 1950 campaign with a 9-1 record, as his starts were limited due to a July 1 debut. He was so successful that he still finished second in Rookie of the Year voting, despite tossing just 112 innings. Following his debut season, Ford missed the next two years while serving in the military but returned to pitch 15 ...

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