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April 30, 2008

Goose Gossage Wins First Game As Yankee

by @ 3:37 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 30, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 2  (10-9)

Chris Chambliss singled home Reggie Jackson in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie to provide the winning run.  It was Chambliss’ second RBI of the day and he finished with a team high three hits.  Reggie Jackson also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with a stolen base, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry gave up two unearned runs in 6 1/3 innings in a solid start that resulted in a no decision.  Rich Gossage had his best outing of the season and he improved to 1-3.  He gave up just two hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 shutout innings.

Whitey Ford Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:00 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Gil McDougald, Whitey Ford

April 30, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 10, Yankees 1  (9-4)

The Yankees suffered their worst defeat of the season as Whitey Ford was lit up by the Tigers’ hitters.  Ford fell to 1-2 and he gave up seven runs (five earned) on twelve hits and three walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.

Ford doubled and he scored the only run of the game.  Bill Skowron and Gil McDougald were the only two Yankees hitters with more then one hit.

April 29, 2008

Moose Skowron Powers Yankees to Win Over Tigers

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Bobby Shantz, Yogi Berra

April 29, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 1  (9-3)

The Yankees got another solid outing from their starter as Bobby Shantz held the Tigers to a single run on six hits.  He improved to 2-0 and he gave up a walk with seven strikeouts.

Moose Skowron had a big day at the plate.  He was a perfect three for three with a walk, two homers and three RBIs.  Yogi Berra pitched in with a solo homer, his second long ball of the season.

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Twins, Three Game Winning Streak Snapped

by @ 3:33 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Cliff Johnson, Dick Tidrow

April 29, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Twins 3, Yankees 1  (9-9)

The Yankees couldn’t get anything going against Twins’ starter Geoff Zahn as they were held to just five hits.  The lone run didn’t come until the eighth inning when Bucky Dent doubled home Cliff Johnson.  No Yankee reached base more then once.

Dick Tidrow fell to 1-2 with the loss.  He gave up three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in the complete game loss.

April 28, 2008

Ed Figueroa Holds Twins to Five Hits In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 4:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers

April 28, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 1  (9-8)

The Yankees won their third straight and it was the first time this season where they had a winning record.  Ed Figueroa was the player of the game with a solid complete game win.  He gave up just one run on five hits and three walks with one strikeout and the win improved his record to 3-1 on the season.

Bucky Dent singled twice, scored and drove in a run in the win.  Mickey Rivers had two hits, a walk and an RBI

April 26, 2008

Bob Turley Throws One Hit Shutout

by @ 3:52 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Andy Carey, Bob Turley, Yogi Berra

April 26, 1958 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 2, Orioles 0  (8-3)

Bob Turley gave up just a single hit in his start against the Orioles and the Yankees snapped their two game losing streak.  The no-hitter was broken up with two outs in the sixth inning and the win pushed Turley’s record to 2-0 on the season.

Andy Carey was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for four and he provided half of the Yankees offense with a solo homer.  Yogi Berra doubled, drew a walk and scored.

April 25, 2008

Jim Beattie Wins Major League Debut

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Sparky Lyle

April 25, 1978 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (8-8)

The Yankees evened up their record at eight wins and eight losses behind a solid start in rookie Jim Beattie’s major league debut.  He gave up just a single run on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle was touched up for two runs in the ninth but he held on to pick up his second save of the season.

Jim Spencer had two hits including a solo homer.  It was his third homerun of the season.  Chris Chambliss singled twice, scored a run, drove in one and stole a base in the win.

Whitey Ford Gives Up Two Ninth Inning Runs In Yankees Second Straight Loss

by @ 3:15 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford

April 25, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Senators 2, Yankees 1  (7-3)

The Yankees lost back to back games for the first time this season as Whitey Ford pitched a gem, it was just through eight innings.  He had a four hit shutout going before getting giving up a walk and a double after an error to lose it in the ninth.  The loss dropped Ford to 1-1 on the season.

Mickey Mantle doubled twice and he scored the lone Yankee run.   Bill Skowron doubled twice and drove in Mantle in the first frame.

April 24, 2008

Chris Chambliss Drives In Three Runs In Yankees Blowout Win Over Orioles

by @ 3:27 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 24, 1978 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 8, Orioles 2  (7-8)

The Yankees ran up the scored on the Orioles and it was Chris Chambliss who led the way.  He went two for five with a double, three RBIs and a run while five hitters had two hits.  Also, all eight runs were scored by different Yankees and all eight runs came in the fifth inning.

Ron Guidry improved to 2-0 with a nice start and all of the run support.  He gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.  Rich Gossage gave up a run in his two innings of work.

April 23, 2008

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:21 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage

April 23, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 3, Yankees 2  (6-8)

The Yankees had a tough time at the plate as the Brewers squeaked out a win as the Yankees dropped their series two games to one.  Mickey Rivers was the only hitter with two hits and he drove in a run while Reggie Jackson pitched in with a solo homer, his third of the season.

Catfish Hunter dropped to 0-3 as his disappointing season continued.  He gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings.  Goose Gossage had his first start in which he didn’t give up a run with two shutout innings.

Yankees Six Game Winning Streak Ends In Ten Inning Loss to Senators

by @ 3:11 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Art Ditmar, Elston Howard, Gil McDougald, Johnny Kucks, Ryne Duren

April 23, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Senators 4, Yankees 3 (7-2)

Art Ditmar gave up an unearned run in the ninth that sent the game into extra innings and then Ryne Duren gave up a run in the tenth as the Yankees lost their first game since their second contest.  It didn’t help that Johnny Kucks had a mediocre start either.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings of work.

Gil McDougald singled twice and drove in two runs in the loss.  Elston Howard singled, doubled, drove in one run and scored.

April 22, 2008

Yankees Run Up the Score In Sixth Straight Win

by @ 3:18 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Gil McDougald, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren, Tom Sturdivant

April 22, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 12, Red Sox 7  (7-1)

The Yankees didn’t get the pitching they’d grown accustomed to this early in the season but it didn’t matter because the hitters broke out in a big way.  Five different Yankees had two RBIs while four scored at least a pair of runs.  Norm Siebern was the hitting star. He had a team high three hits and he homered, drew a walk, drove in two and scored twice.  Gil McDougald also went yard in the win.

Tom Sturdivant gave up all seven runs but he still picked up the win.  He gave up nineteen baserunners (twelve hits and seven walks) but still managed to pick up the win.  Ryne Duren got the final two outs and he picked up his second save of the season.

Roy White Drives Home Winning Run In Yankees Twelve Inning Win

by @ 3:16 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 22, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Brewers 3  (6-7)

The Yankees scored runs in the tenth and twelth inning to walk away with an extra inning win over the Brewers.  Roy White singled home the winning run in the twelth in the exciting contest.  Willie Randolph also had a big at bat with a sac. fly in the bottom of the tenth to keep the game going.  Graig Nettles also had a nice hits with a pair of singles and two runs.

Dick Tidrow kept the Yankees in the game with a nice start.  He gave up two runs on six hits and five walks in nine innings.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win and he improved to 2-0.  He gave up one run on two hits with a strikeout in three solid frames.

April 21, 2008

Ed Figueroa Is Shelled In Yankees Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:09 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Willie Randolph

April 21, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 9, Yankees 2  (5-7)

Ed Figueroa dropped his first decision of the season and was roughed up the Brewers.  He gave up eight runs (five earned) on eight hits with five strikeouts in five innings and the loss dropped him to 2-1 on the season.

Willie Randolph was the hitting star.  He went three for three with two walks and he drove in both Yankee runs.

Don Larsen Does It All In Yankees Fifth Straight Win

by @ 2:13 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer

April 21, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Red Sox 1  (6-1)

Don Larsen not only got it done on the mound but also at the plate as the Yankees continued their impressive start to the season. Larsen improved to 2-0 and he gave up seven runs on three hits with eight strikeouts in five innings.  He also belted a two run homer that turned out to be the difference in the win.

Hank Bauer also went yard in the game.  Bill Skowron went two for four and he drove in a run.

April 20, 2008

Bob Turley Throws Four Hit Shutout In Yankees Fourth Straight Win

by @ 3:06 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Turley, Gil McDougald, Mickey Mantle, Norm Siebern

April 20, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Orioles 0  (5-1)

The Yankees got yet another outstanding pitching performance as they rattled off their fourth straight win.  This time it was Bob Turley who dealt a gem.  He gave up just four hits and seven walks with eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Norm Siebern belted a homer and he drove in two runs in the win.  Mickey Mantle and Gil McDougald each had two hits and two runs a piece. 

April 19, 2008

Yankees Hold Off Orioles For Third Straight Win

by @ 3:53 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Andy Carey, Bob Grim, Bobby Shantz, Gil McDougald, Ryne Duren, Yogi Berra

April 19, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (4-1)

The Yankees had to rely on their bullpen to get out of a ninth inning jam but they held on to win their third straight game.  Bobby Shantz took a shutout into the ninth inning but he gave up two runs and stranded a runner before he got pulled with one out.  Bob Grim came in and gave up a walk and a single to make it a one run game before Ryne Duren came in and got rookie Jim Marshall to bounce into a game ending double play.  Shantz picked up the win while Duren earned a save.

Gil McDougald had a big day at the plate.  He went three for three with a walk, a homerun and two runs.  Andy Carey belted a solo homer while Yogi Berra singled twice and scored a run.

April 18, 2008

Yankees Hitters Pummell Sox For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 5:27 pm. Filed under 1928 Yankees, 1928 Yankees Diary - April, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt

April 18, 1928 at Fenway Park
Yankees 10, Red Sox 7  (4-0)

Waite Hoyt gave up seven runs in his first start of the season but it was good enough for the win as the Yankees bested the Red Sox with an impressive offensive attack.  Hoyt gave up the seven runs on twelve hits and two walks with one strikeout.

Lou Gehrig had another nice day at the plate.  He went three for four with a double, an RBI and two runs.  Babe Ruth singled, drove in two and scored a run.

Reggie Jackson’s Ninth Inning Homer Wins It For Yankees

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

April 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (5-5)

Reggie Jackson broke a 3-3 tie with a ninth inning walk off solo homer to win it for the Yankees.  Jackson also drew two walks and he finished the game with two runs.  Roy White and Thurman Munson each had two hits and an RBI in the win.

Ron Guidry gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a decent start.  Sparky Lyle gave up just a pair of hits in 2 1/3 innings and he improved to 1-0 on the season.

Red Ruffing Struggles, Red Sox Doubles Up Yankees In Season Opener

by @ 3:35 am. Filed under 1938 Yankees, 1938 Yankees Diary - April

April 18, 1938 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 8, Yankees 4  (0-1)

The Yankees got off to a pedestrian start in defense of their World Series title.  The Red Sox doubled them up and it was Red Ruffing who bore the brunt of the damage.   He gave up seven of the eight runs the Red Sox scored in just 5 1/3 innings.

Myril Hoag went two for four with a double and two RBIs.  Bill Dickey had a solid game as well and he went two for three with a double and a run.

Whitey Ford Throws Five Hitter In Yankees Home Opener

by @ 3:34 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford

April 18, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Orioles 1  (3-1)

The Yankees won their home opener as they dispatched the Orioles with another solid outing from their starting pitcher.  This time it was Whitey Ford who got it done.  He gave up just a single run on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

Moose Skowron went three for four with a double, a run and an RBI to lead the Yankees at the plate.  Mickey Mantle was a perfect two for two with two walks and two runs.

April 17, 2008

Catfish Hunter Shelled Again In Yankees Loss to Orioles

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Cliff Johnson, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage

April 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 6, Yankees 1  (4-5)

The Yankees lost their first home game of the season as Catfish Hunter was knocked around for the second straight time.  He fell to 0-2 and he gave up five runs on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.  Goose Gossage threw 3 2/3 solid innings, but for the third straight time, he gave up a run.

The Yankees scored their lone run in the second.  Reggie Jackson scored when Cliff Johnson grounded into a double play.  Lou Piniella was the only Yankee with two hits in the loss.

Johnny Kucks Pitches Yankees to Win In Series Finale With Red Sox

by @ 3:05 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Don Larsen, Elston Howard, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle

April 17, 1958 at Fenway Park
Yankees 3, Red Sox 1  (2-1)

The Yankees took their first series of the season and they did it with some nice pitching.  Like Don Larsen in the opener, Johnny Kucks provided the Yankees with some exceptional pitching.  Kucks gave up just one run on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

Mickey Mantle belted a solo homer, his first long ball of the season.  Elston Howard had a team high three hits with a trio of singles.

April 16, 2008

Dick Tidrow, Sparky Lyle Combine to Shutout White Sox

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 0  (4-4)

The Yankees finished up a sweep over the White Sox, won their third straight and evened their record at 4-4 behind some nice pitching by the duo of Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle.  Tidrow improved to 1-1 and he gave up four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 6 2/3  innings.  Lyle gave up one hit and struck out two in 2 1/3 shutout innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Willie Randolph reached base three times with two singles and a walk.  Graig Nettles singled, drew a walk and drove in a run in the win.

Tom Sturdivant Is Hit Hard In Yankees First Loss

by @ 3:46 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Gil McDougald, Hank Bauer, Ryne Duren, Tom Sturdivant

April 16, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 3, Yankees 1  (1-1)

Tom Sturdivant was knocked around for three runs in five innings as the Yankees dropped their first game of the season.  Sturdivant gave up the three runs on seven hits and two walks.  Ryne Duren was solid with three shutout innings of relief but the hitters couldn’t get it done at the plate to mount a come back.

Gil McDougald doubled home Hank Bauer in the fifth inning to give the Yankees their only run.  No Yankee reached base more then twice in the contest.

George Pipgras Holds Red Sox to Five Hits In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 3:22 am. Filed under 1928 Yankees, 1928 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Meusel, George Pipgras, Johnny Grabowski, Lou Gehrig

April 16, 1928 at Fenway Park
Yankees 7, Red Sox 2  (3-0)

George Pipgras threw a solid game and he went the distance as the Yankees opened up their series in Boston with a win.  He gave up just two runs on five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in the win.

Lou Gehrig belted his second homer of the season.  Bob Meusel went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.  Johnny Grabowski went two for four with a triple and two runs.

April 15, 2008

Don Larsen Throws Four Hit Shutout In Yankees Opener

by @ 3:40 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Don Larsen, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra

April 15, 1958 at Fenway Park
Yankees 3, Red Sox 0  (1-0)

The Yankees kicked off their quest for their fourth straight American League pennant with a dominating win over the Red Sox.  Don Larsen yielded just four singles and he walked three en route to a complete game shutout.  He struck out two in the contest.

Yogi Berra brought the big stick as he provided the bulk of the Yankees offense.  He went two for four and he belted a two run homer in the seventh inning.  Mickey Mantle walked twice and scored a run to help out the cause.

Mickey Rivers Powers Yankees to Win Over Cubs

by @ 3:23 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Jim Spencer, Mickey Rivers

April 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 2  (3-4)

Mickey Rivers belted a two run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win for the Yankees.  Jim Spencer drove in the other run with a solo shot in fourth inning.  It was his second long ball of the season.

Ed Figueroa improved to 2-0 with a nice start.  He gave up two runs on twelve hits with two strikeouts in the complete game win.

April 13, 2008

Lou Gehrig Homers As Yankees Edge Athletics

by @ 6:22 pm. Filed under 1928 Yankees, 1928 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Wilcy Moore

April 13, 1928 at Shibe Park
Yankees 8, Athletics 7  (2-0)

Lou Gehrig, Earle Combs and Bob Meusel all had solid games at the plate as the Yankees edged the Athletics 8-7.  Gehrig hit his first homer of the season in the win. He also tripled and scored twice.  Earle Combs went three for five with three runs while Meusel went three for four with two runs and two RBIs.

Wilcy Moore picked up the win for the Yankees.  He gave up five runs on ten hits and four walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.

Yankees Snap Skid Behind Solid Start by Ron Guidry

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

April 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, White Sox 2  (2-4)

The Yankees won their home opener and in the process, snapped their three game losing streak behind a very nice start by Ron Guidry.  The lefthander gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts in the complete game win.

Reggie Jackson had the big hit of the game.  His three run homer, his first of the season, was the game winner.  Mickey Rivers went two for four with a run and a walk.

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