Yankees in town tonight…Remember the first time?

10 Jun

The Seattle Mariners first season was in 1977 and the Bronx Bombers made their first appearance in the Kingdome on May 11, 1977.

The M’s beat the Yanks that evening 5-2 in front of 23,978 spectators. It was the third biggest crowd in Mariner history at the time.

Reggie Jackson in his first plate appearance knocked a 2-run Home Run off Glenn Abbott.

Leroy Stanton’s 6th inning single pushed across Jose Baez putting the M’s ahead 3-2.

Baez contributed a 2-run double off Sparky Lyle in the 7th to make the final score 5-2.

Seattle improved to 10-24, while New York dropped to 16-11.

 

 

 

They played the following night and once again Seattle was victorious – an 8-6 slugfest win.

Over 42,000 made their way to the Dome!

Danny Meyer and Bill Stein hit back-to-back Home Runs in the first inning for the M’s off Catfish Hunter.

 

Billy Martin managed the Yankees in 1977 and they would go on and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 2 in the World Series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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