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This Day in Yankees History: Bobby Abreu closes in on a half-century

Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. As the offseason has begun much sooner than anyone has ever hoped for, the Pinstripe Alley team has decided to continue the revived program in its new format. 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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This Day in Yankees History (March 11)

65 Years Ago

Mickey Mantle slugs the first in a set of gargantuan homers during spring training in 1956.