Welcome to This Day in Yankees History. With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training any day now, these daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us!
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40 Years Ago
The Yankees make history by hiring former Cardinals All-Star first baseman Bill White to their broadcast team. White became the first African-American play-by-play broadcaster in Major League history. Usually paired with Phil Rizzuto and Frank Messer on Channel 11, White called Yankees games for 18 years until being named National League president in 1989.