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New York Yankees: What a Wonderful Labor Day Present

Bheck was so happy that he couldn't believe it.

At the end of play on Sept. 5, 1966, the New York Yankees were eliminated from the pennant race. It was the earliest this wonderful event had occurred since 1925.

 

Sixth-Place Yankees

I suffered so much. Oh, how much I suffered. I started watching baseball in the early 1950s, and almost invariably, the New York Yankees won, or at least were in, the World Series.

Finally, after winning five consecutive pennants, but only two World Championships, the Yankees finished sixth in 1965.

Those of us who didn't want the Yankees to win finally received some satisfaction, but it was nothing like what happened in 1966.

The Yankees were an old ...

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