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May 31, 2008

Yankees Snap Skid, Top Red Sox In Ten

by @ 2:56 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Don Larsen, Enos Slaughter, Ryne Duren, Yogi Berra

May 31, 1958 at Fenway Park
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4  (26-10)

It took ten ininngs but the Yankees snapped their four game skid and finished the month of May on a winning note.  Yogi Berra capped off a three run ninth with a two run double that sent the game into extra frames and then Enos Slaughter belted a two run homer in the top of the tenth to give the Yanks the runs they’d need to win it.

Don Larsen threw seven solid innings in a no decision.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and four walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.  Ryne Duren pitched the final two frames and while he gave up a run, he improved to 2-1.

May 30, 2008

Yankees Losing Streak Extended to Four Games After Doubleheader Sweep By Senators

by @ 3:53 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Grim, Bobby Shantz, Gil McDougald, Harry Simpson, Tony Kubek, Whitey Ford

May 30, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Senators 13, Yankees 8  (25-9)

For the first time all season, the Yankees had a three game losing streak and this time it was the pitching and defense that got them into trouble.  Whitey Ford last just three innings but four of the six runs he gave up were unearned.  Bob Grim also had a tough time and he gave up five runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.  He fell to 0-1 on the season.

Harry Simpson had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.  Gil McDougald singled twice, drew a walk, drove in a run and scored.

May 30, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Senators 7, Yankees 2  (25-10)

The Senators handed the Yankees their fourth straight loss as the doubleheader between the two teams resulted in a sweep.  Bobby Shantz had a tough start and he fell to 4-1.  He gave up five runs on six hits with six strikeouts in seven innings and three of the six hits he gave up went over the fence.

Gil McDougald singled, drew a walk and drove in both Yankees runs.  Tony Kubek had a team high two hits and he scored a run.

May 28, 2008

Yankees Blow Three Run Lead In Second Straight Loss to A’s

by @ 3:52 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Hank Bauer, Marv Throneberry, Tom Sturdivant, Yogi Berra

May 28, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Athletics 4, Yankees 3  (25-8)

The Yankees blew a three run lead and for just the second time this season, they lost back to back games.  Tom Sturdivant had a 3-0 lead but he gave up four runs between the fifth and sixth inning and he fell to 1-2.  A field error by Marv Throneberry resulted in two unearned runs in the sixth inning.

Hank Bauer was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for four with his third homer and two runs.  Yogi Berra drew a pair of walks and he scored the other Yankees run.

May 27, 2008

Bob Turley Loses First Game

by @ 3:51 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Elston Howard, Jerry Lumpe

May 27, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Athletics 7, Yankees 3  (25-7)

In just their third loss in the month of May, Bob Turley suffered his first loss of the season with a rough outing.  He yielded six runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts and he lasted just six innings. 

Elston Howard belted his fourth homer of the season and he finished with two RBIs.  Jerry Lumpe tripled, drove in a run and scored.

May 25, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Indians

by @ 5:51 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Elston Howard, Enos Slaughter, Harry Simpson, Jerry Lumpe, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra

May 25, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 6, Indians 1  (24-6)

The Yankees got right back to winning as they took the first game of their Sunday doubleheader with the Indians.  Whitey Ford improved to 5-2 and he gave up just a single on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

Yogi Berra provided the bulk of the offense with a three run homer.  It was one of just three hits and it was his fifth long ball of the season.  Harry Simpson finished the game with a single, a double and two RBIs.

May 25, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 6, Indians 3  (25-6)

The Yankees made it a sweep of their doubleheader over the Indians and it was their twelth win in thirteen games.  Enos Slaughter and Elston Howard both went yard for the Yankees and both were big three run shots.  Mickey Mantle and Jerry Lumpe both finished the game with a pair of hits.

Johnny Kucks improved to 3-1 with a solid start.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout in 6 2/3 innings.  Ryne Duren allowed just one hit with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings and he picked up his seventh save of the season.

May 24, 2008

Yankees Held to Just Pair of Runs, Ten Game Winning Streak Ends

by @ 3:27 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Sal Maglie, Tony Kubek, Yogi Berra

May 24, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Tigers 3, Yankees 2  (23-6)

The Yankees didn’t get much at the plate in this one as they dropped just their sixth game of the season.  Yogi Berra was the only Yankee with two hits.  He singled, doubled, drew a walk and scored a run.  Tony Kubek singled, walked and scored.

Sal Maglie took the loss and he fell to 1-1 on the season.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and four walks with two strikeouts in seven frames.

May 23, 2008

Bob Turley Improves to 7-0 In Yankees Tenth Straight Win

by @ 3:24 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra

May 23, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Yankees 8, Tigers 1  (23-5)

Bob Turley did it again and his pitching along with a ton of hitting pushed the Yankees to their tenth straight win.  He improved to 7-0 and he gave up one run on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts in the complete game.

Gil McDougald and Elston Howard both homered and drove in three runs.  Yogi Berra pitched in with a two run shot in the eighth inning.

May 22, 2008

Marv Throneberry’s Homer Pushes Yankees to Ninth Straight Win

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Hank Bauer, Marv Throneberry, Ryne Duren

May 22, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 4  (22-5)

The Yankees changed ballparks but the end result was still the same as they pulled of a tight one against the Tigers.  Marv Throneberry belted a solo homer in the top of the ninth to win it and he finished with three runs in the contest.  Hank Bauer drew a walk, drove in one and scored.

Ryne Duren picked up the win despite giving up the tying run in the eighth inning.  He gave up just a solo homer with five strikeouts in three innings of relief.

May 21, 2008

Gil McDougald Powers Yankees to Eighth Straight Win

by @ 3:17 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Elston Howard, Gil McDougald, Whitey Ford

May 21, 1958 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 5, White Sox 2  (21-5)

The Yankees impressive start continued as the Yankees won their eighth straight game.  Elston Howard belted a two run shot in the fifth inning to tie the game at 2-2 and then Gil McDougald hit a three run blast in the sixth to give the Yankees the win.

Whitey Ford had another nice start and he improved to 4-2.  He gave up two runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in the complete game win.

May 20, 2008

Johnny Kucks Holds White Sox to Five Hits in Yankees Seventh Straight Win

by @ 3:28 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks, Marv Throneberry, Mickey Mantle

May 20, 1958 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 5, White Sox 1  (20-5)

The Yankees impressive start to the season continued behind an exceptional start by Johnny Kucks.  He gave up just one run on five hits and five walks with three strikeouts in the complete game win and he improved to 2-1 on the season.

Mickey Mantle, Hank Bauer and Marv Throneberry all belted solo shots in the win.  Mantle finished with two hits, a walk and two runs.

May 18, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Senators, Extends Winning Streak to Six Games

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Mickey Mantle, Ryne Duren, Sal Maglie, Tony Kubek

May 18, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 5, Senators 2  (18-5)

Mickey Mantle and Sal Maglie both homered in the Yankees five run fourth inning that resulted in the Yankees fifth straight win.  Mantle’s homerun, his third of the season, was a solo shot while Maglie belted a three run blast to cap off the big inning.  For Maglie, it was his only hit of the season for the pitcher.

Maglie also got it done on the mound and he picked up his first win of the season.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in eight innings.  Ryne Duren pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his sixth save of the season.

May 18, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 3, Senators 0  (19-5)

Bob Turley did it again as the Yankees won their sixth straight and they finished up both a series and doubleheader sweep over the Senators.  Turley improved to 6-0 and he gave up just five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in the shutout.

Mickey Mantle doubled home two of the Yankees run in a three run third inning.  Tony Kubek went two for four and he drove in a run and scored.

May 17, 2008

Yankees Edge Senators for Fourth Straight Win

by @ 3:58 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Andy Carey, Bobby Shantz, Mickey Mantle, Ryne Duren

May 17, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 6, Senators 5  (17-5)

Andy Carey’s eighth inning two run homer looked like padding but it turned out to be the difference in the Yankees fourth straight win.  The homer gave the Yankees a 6-2 lead but three Senator runs in the bottom of the eighth turned that homer into a neccesity for the win.  Carey finished with three RBIs while Mickey Mantle singled, drew a walk, drove in two and scored a run.

Bobby Shantz improved to 4-0 despite running into trouble in that eighth inning.  In all, he gave up five runs on nine hits with three strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.  Ryne Duren struck out four in 1 2/3 innings and he picked up his fifth save of the season.

May 16, 2008

Whitey Ford Pitches Yankees to Third Straight Win

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Gil McDougald, Tony Kubek, Whitey Ford

May 16, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 7, Senators 2  (16-5)

Whitey Ford got it done on the mound for the Yankees as they picked up their third straight win to continue their impressive start to the season.  Ford improved to 3-2 and he gave up two runs on eight hits and four walks with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

Gil McDougald was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for two with two walks and a two run homer.  Tony Kubek went three for four with a double and two RBIs.

May 14, 2008

Bob Turley Wins Pitchers Duel In Yankees Win

by @ 3:53 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Mickey Mantle, Tony Kubek

May 14, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 1, Orioles 0  (15-5)

Bob Turley did it again with his first shutout of theseason.  He gave up just four hits and five walks and he struck out seven.  The win pushed his record to 5-0 on the season.

The Yankees lone run came in the fourth inning.  After a one out single by Tony Kubek, Mickey Mantle doubled with two outs to drive him home.

May 13, 2008

Don Larsen Pitches, Hits Yankees to Win Over Orioles

by @ 3:50 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer, Norm Siebern

May 13, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Orioles 0  (14-5)

Don Larsen did it all as the Yankees got right back to winning with the Orioles in town.  Larsen gave up just four hits and four walks with a strikeout in the shutout and he also helped out his own cause with a perfect day at the plate. He went two for two with a walk, a homerun and two runs. 

Hank Bauer doubled and drove in two in the win.  Norm Siebern went three for four with two doubles and a run.

May 11, 2008

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Senators

by @ 3:19 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle, Moose Skowron, Ryne Duren

May 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Senators 3  (13-4)

The Yankees held off a late inning surge by the Senators in this one in order to win their fourth straight game in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader.  Bobby Shantz was cruising along until the seventh inning when he started giving up runs.  Single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings made it a one run game and the Yankees needed Ryne Duren to get the final out of the game (with runners at the corners) to preserve the win.  Shantz improved to 3-0 and he gave up three runson seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.  Duren picked up his fourth save when he got the one batter out.

Bill Skowron was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for three with a walk, a run and an RBI.  Hank Bauer went two for four with a triple and he scored one run.

May 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Senators 4, Yankees 0  (13-5)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an abrupt end as the Yankees were shutout on five hits.  It was the first shutout of the season for the Yanks and Mickey Mantle was the only hitter who reached base more then once with a pair of singles.

Johnny Kucks had a rough start and he fell to 1-1 with the loss.  He gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with a strikeout in 3 1/3 innings.  Art Ditmar was solid in relief and he gave up just one run on three hits and a walk with a strikeout in 4 2/3 innings.

May 10, 2008

Whitey Ford Leads Yankees In Shutout Win Over Senators

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Gil McDougald, Jerry Lumpe, Moose Skowron, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford

May 10, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Senators 0  (12-4)

Whitey Ford and Ryne Duren combined to throw a six hit shutout as the Yankees picked up their third win in a row.  Ford improved to 2-2 and he gave up six hits with five strikeouts in seven shutout innings.  Duren was equally impressive with two shutout innings in which he walked two and struck out five.

Gil McDougald and Jerry Lumpe both had three hits and two runs a piece in the win.  Moose Skowron belted a two run homer in the third inning, his fourth long ball of the season.

May 9, 2008

Yogi Berra Homers, Drives In Three In Yankees Win

by @ 3:15 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra

May 9, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Senators 5  (11-4)

After almost a week off because of tough weather, Bob Turley got started exactly where he left off in this one. Despite his worst start of the season, he improved to 4-0.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and six walks with nine strikeouts in another complete game.

Turley helped out his own cause with an eighth inning solo homer.  Yogi Berra had a big game with a single, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs while Mickey Mantle went three for five with a homerun and two runs scored.

May 2, 2008

Bob Turley Improves to 3-0 In Yankees Win Over Athletics

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Moose Skowron, Norm Siebern, Tony Kubek

May 2, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Athletics 1  (10-4)

Bob Turley continued to shine as the Yankees opened the month of May with a win.  He gave up just one run (first run of the season) on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in the complete game.  The win improved his record to a perfect 3-0.

Moose Skowron belted his third homerun of the season and he finished with a team high three RBIs.  Norm Siebern went two for three with a double, two RBIs and three runs and Tony Kubek went three for four with a run and an RBI.

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