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This Day in Yankees History: Gerrit Cole puts on the pinstripes

Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. With the offseason well underway, 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. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us!

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This Day in Yankees History (December 18)

64 Years Ago

Phil Rizzuto Photo by Photo File/Getty Images

After the Yankees abruptly released him several months prior, New York’s recently-retired shortstop Phil Rizzuto started his second career in the WPIX broadcast booth on this day in 1956.