On Friday night, the Chicago Cubs came into Yankee Stadium and defeated the New York Yankees by a final score of 3-0, snapping a streak of Yankee Stadium losses that dates all the way back to 1932.
Leading the way for the Cubs was veteran right-hander and former Yankee Jameson Taillon, who joined the Cubs on a four-year deal over the winter.
Taillon dominated his former club, pitching eight shutout innings and allowing just one hit.
In doing so, Taillon made a bit of history.
He became the first opposing pitcher at Yankee Stadium to throw at least eight innings and allow one or fewer hits since Daniel Cabrera did it for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006.
Jesse Rogers of ESPN pointed out this interesting fact on Twitter.
Heck of a return to NY for Jameson Taillon. Per @ESPNStatsInfo: Taillon is the first opposing pitcher with at least 8 IP & 1 or fewer hits allowed at Yankee Stadium since the Orioles' Daniel Cabrera in 2006. He is the 6th opposing pitcher to do this over the last 50 seasons.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 8, 2023
Taillon also became the sixth opposing pitcher in the last 50 years to accomplish this impressive feat.
The right-hander earned the win against his former club and was backed up by a Cody Bellinger home run and RBI hits from Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom.
This is certainly some impressive history made by Taillon.
Though the 2023 season hasn’t gone according to plan, Taillon looked like his old self on Friday night as he dominated his former club over eight scoreless innings.
He helped guide the Cubs to their 41st win of the season and move them to within seven games of first place in the National League Central division.
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