Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• On Tuesday, Steve Pearce became the first player to make his Yankees debut batting in the No. 4 spot since Glenallen Hill, who did it on July 24, 2000, at Baltimore, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

• The Yankees hosted "Special Olympics Day" at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. Approximately 20 Special Olympics athletes, all from the Bronx, were invited to join Yankees players at their positions for the national anthem.

• Derek Jeter entered play on Wednesday leading the Majors with 41 hits in August. It marks the 15th time in his career that he has recorded at least 40 hits in a month.


• On this date in 1972, Bobby Murcer became the ninth Yankee to hit for the cycle in a 7-6 win over the Rangers.