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April 30, 2008

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.

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

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 23, 2008

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.

April 21, 2008

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

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

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

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.

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.

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