Surprisingly, he Yankees extended home stand in Shea Stadium during 1974 and 1975 has been rarely mentioned this year.
During those two years when Yankee Stadium was being modernized, the Spanks played in our beloved ballpark. Bill Virdon was manager for the 74 team that went 89-73. Virdon was replaced by Billy Marin during the 1975 season.
I remember seeing the Yankees twice during those years, against the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.
Over at a blog called Bronx Banter, they are launching a tribute to all the Yankee players who never played in Yankee Stadium
The first candidate: Walt "No Neck" Williams. He played two seasons for the Yankees and never got to see the Bronx. He's a better man for the experience.