Today in Sports History [9/25/1966] – Smallest Crowd at Yankees Stadium

Today in Sports History [9/25/1966] – Smallest Crowd at Yankees Stadium

On this day in 1966, the Yankees drew 413 fans as they hosted the White Sox. It set a record for the smallest Yankee stadium crowd in the franchise’s history.  The team’s fans were unhappy with a team that was 28 games back in the American League.

The Yankees finished that season with 70 wins (70-89) and fans were on the verge of boycotting the team. During the game, broadcaster Red Barber requested for the cameras to pan over all the empty seats;  the Yankees’ media relations department denied his requests.

The Yankees finished last in the standings that year, finishing just half-game behind the second-to-worst Boston Red Sox.