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Can you name the years between 1923 and 2009 when the New York Yankees failed to reach the playoffs?

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World Series matchupSeasonWhat else happened that year in baseball
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago CubsThe Yankees release Babe Ruth, who signs with the Boston Braves the same day
New York Giants vs. Cleveland IndiansHank Aaron hits his first major league home run
Cleveland Indians vs. Boston BravesBabe Ruth makes his final appearance at Yankee Stadium to see his number retired
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia PhilliesDave Winfield records his 3,000th career hit
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland AthleticsWade Boggs becomes the first player in history to collect 200+ hits in 6 consecutive years
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta BravesThe first game at Camden Yards is played
Oakland Athletics vs. New York MetsGeorge Steinbrenner purchases the Yankees for $10 million
New York Mets vs. Boston Red SoxPete Rose makes his final plate appearance
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee BrewersCal Ripken, Jr. plays the first game of his 2,632 consecutive game streak
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White SoxErnie Banks hits his 200th career home run
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red SoxFirst time in MLB history that all games in a day (Aug. 9) were played at night
Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles DodgersHank Aaron hits 715 home runs, passing Babe Ruth
Washington Senators vs. New York GiantsFirst Negro League World Series played this year
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago CubsJackie Robinson is signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers
Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis CardinalsCatfish Hunter pitches the first AL regular season perfect game since 1922
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Baltimore OriolesRickey Henderson singles, doubles, and steals his first base in his MLB debut
Detroit Tigers vs. San Diego PadresPete Rose becomes the 2nd player in history to get 4,000 hits
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit TigersHank Aaron is born this year
Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis CardinalsGeorge Steinbrenner fires Yogi Berra as manager of Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals vs. St. Louis BrownsRed Barrett (Boston Braves) throws a shutout using just 58 pitches in 9 innings
New York Mets vs. Baltimore OriolesMickey Mantle retires
World Series matchupSeasonWhat else happened that year in baseball
**No World Series played (strike)**Michael Jordan signs a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox
Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati RedsThe first players strike in MLB history occurs
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Tampa Bay RaysThe final game at (old) Yankee Stadium is played
Cincinnati Reds vs. Boston Red SoxJohnny LeMaster (San Francisco) hits an inside-the-park home run on his first at-bat
New York Giants vs. Washington SenatorsFirst MLB All-Star Game played this year
Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago CubsThe Yankees become the first team to start continuous use of uniform numbers
Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit TigersJimmie Foxx hits his 500th career home run
Baltimore Orioles vs. Cincinnati RedsHank Aaron and Willie Mays each reach 3000 hits
Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland AthleticsBarry Bonds hit his 100th career home run
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington SenatorsJimmie Foxx hits a double in his first major league at bat
Philadelphia Athletics vs. St. Louis CardinalsHank Greenberg makes his major league debut (in a loss to the Yankees)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota TwinsWillie Mays hits his 500th career home run; Casey Stengel retires from MLB
Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles DodgersThe New York Mets win a special lottery to sign Tom Seaver
Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco GiantsMark McGwire hits his 100th career home run
Baltimore Orioles vs. Philadelphia PhilliesNolan Ryan passes Walter Johnson with his 3,509th strikeout
Minnesota Twins vs. St. Louis CardinalsThe Seattle Mariners select Ken Griffey, Jr. with their #1 draft pick
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Baltimore OriolesHank Aaron becomes the third player to reach 600 home runs
Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta BravesRickey Henderson sets the all-time record for most stolen bases
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red SoxMickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia AthleticsBabe Ruth and Lou Gehrig tie for the most home runs this season (46 each)

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