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Rocky Colavito’s Greatest Performance with the New York Yankees

an attempt to help a challenged offense, on July 15, 1968 the eighth-place New York Yankees (they weren’t last because there were 10 teams in the league) signed Rocky Colavito, who had been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The new Bronx Bomber fit in well, considering the circumstances. 

Colavito, who batted only .220/.330/.451 for the Yankees, had one memorable game that was the highlight of the Yankees’ season. 

The Yankees were playing a Sunday doubleheader on August 25 against the Detroit Tigers. The teams had played a twin bill on Friday that both teams wanted to forget.

At the end of 19 innings, the second game was tied at 3-3 when it was called. After five hours.

Unlike today, ...

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