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This Day in Yankees History: Happy birthday, Rickey Henderson!

Welcome to This Day in Yankees History. We may be well into hot stove season, but there’s still some time to dig into the history books, even on Christmas. 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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31 Years Ago

Christmas Day comes with one joy and one heartbreak, and we must start with the latter. For it was on this day in 1989 that a man inextricably linked to the Yankees lost his life at just 61.