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July 26, 2007

Yankees Top Orioles In Ten Innings

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, 1977 Yankees Diary - July, Cliff Johnson, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

July 26, 1967 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Orioles 4  (54-44)

Reggie Jackson hit a tenth inning walk off solo homer to win it in dramatic fashion for the Yankees in their extra inning win over the Orioles.  They needed a two run pinch hit homer in the bottom of the ninth to win it as well and even more impressive was the fact that the Orioles took a 4-0 lead.

Ed Figueroa gave up four runs in 8 2/3 innings and he didn’t get a decision.  Sparky Lyle threw 1 1/3 shutout innings and he improved to 8-3 on the season with the win.

April 30, 2007

Yankees Close Out April With Blowout Win Over Mariners

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 7, Mariners 2  (11-9)

After a horrible first half of April, the Yankees closed out the month with nine wins in the last ten games.  This time it was the offense that got it going.  Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson each hit their third homeruns of the season and Willie Randolph drove in two runs.  All seven runs were scored by different Yankees and the Yankees scored all seven of their runs in the first three innings.

Ed Figueroa coasted to an easy win and he evened his record to 2-2.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with three strikeouts in nine innings of work.

April 29, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Another Win

by @ 11:47 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 29, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 3, Mariners 0  (10-9)

Ron Guidry got his first start of the season and he pitched a gem.  He threw 8 1/3 shutout innings and he struck out eight Mariners.  Sparky Lyle got the final two batters out and he picked up his fifth save of the season.

Thurman Munson accounted for most of the Yankees offense with his two run homerun in the seventh inning.  Willie Randolph walked twice and score two runs while Roy White had two hits.

April 27, 2007

Yankees Come From Behind to Beat Orioles

by @ 11:43 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Gil Patterson, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 27, 1977 at Memorial Stadium

Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (9-9)

The Yankees got back to winning with a come from behind win over the Orioles.  Down 3-1, the Yankees scored single runs in each of the final three innings to walk away with the win.

Chris Chambliss hit homerun number four of the season and his run was tied the game up.  Reggie Jackson had two RBIs including the go ahead run in the ninth on a sac. fly.  Willie Randolph reached base five times (two doubles and three walks) and he scored three runs.

Gil Patterson left after five innings of work and he didn’t get the decision.  Sparky Lyle then picked him up and threw four shutout innings.  He gave up four hits and struck out five and picked up his first win of the season.

April 26, 2007

Yankees Offense Held in Check, Six Game Winning Streak Ends in Baltimore

by @ 11:40 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Ken Holtzman, Thurman Munson

April 26, 1977 at Memorial Stadium

Orioles 6, Yankees 2  (8-9)

The Yankees were held to two runs and Ken Holtzman had a rough start as the Yankees six game winning streak came to an end.  Holtzman dropped to 1-1 and he gave up six runs (five earned) on twelve hits and three walks with a strikeout in seven innings of work.

Thurman Munson had two hits and a run while Bucky Dent doubled and drove in a run.

April 25, 2007

Reggie Jackson Leads Yankees to Sixth Straight Win

by @ 11:35 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Don Gullett, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

April 25, 1977 at Memorial Stadium

Yankees 9, Orioles 6 (8-8)

The Yankees pitching didn’t get the job done but the hitting did and the net result was the Yankees sixth straight win.  Reggie Jackson brought a big bat.  He went three for four with two double, his second homerun, two RBIs and three runs.  Mickey Rivers also did his share.  He had three hits and three RBIs.  Thurman Munson hit his first homerun and he scored four times.

Don Gullett walked seven batters in 3 2/3 innings and he was gone without getting an official start.  Dick Tidrow then pitched great to pick up the win and he went five innings in relief.  He gave up only one run on six hits with a strikeout.  Sparky Lyle got the final batter out and he picked up save number four.

April 24, 2007

Yankees Sweep Double Header Over Indians

by @ 6:50 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Carlos May, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Ed Figueroa, Gil Patterson, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Willie Randolph

April 24, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium

Yankees 10, Indians 1 (6-8)

The Yankees won their fourth straight behind an outstanding game by Chris Chambliss at the plate.  Chambliss went three for four with a double, a homerun, six RBIs and a run.  Carlos May also had a solid game.  He singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice.

Gil Patterson was pulled in the third after he loaded the bases.  Dick Tidrow came in and threw a solid game and he was credited with the win.  Ron Guidry pitched the final three frames and while he gave up the one Indians’ run, he picked up his first save.

April 24, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium

Yankees 7, Indians 1 (7-8)

The Yankees won their fifth straight game and with the win, they stood just one win away from evening up their record after that rough start.  Roy White hit his first homerun of the season while Willie Randolph and Graig Nettles both drove in two runs.

Ed Figueroa picked up his first win of the season with a complete game.  He gave up the one run on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts. 

April 23, 2007

Yankees Blow Out Indians for Third Straight Win

by @ 6:48 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Dock Ellis, Mickey Rivers, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 23, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium

Yankees 9, Indians 3 (5-8)

A six run third inning was all the Yankees needed as they won their third straight game.  Thurman Munson had three hits and three RBIs in the win and Mickey Rivers had two doubles, a stolen base, an RBI and a run.  Willie Randolph contributed as well.  He singled three times and scored twice.

Dock Ellis picked up the win and he evened his record to 1-1.  He gave up three unearned runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of work.  Dick Tidrow threw the final 3 1/3 and by shutting out the Indians, he picked up his first save of the season.

April 21, 2007

Chris Chambliss Leads Yankees in Win Over Blue Jays

by @ 6:40 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Ken Holtzman, Sparky Lyle

April 21, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 8, Blue Jays 6 (4-8)

The Yankees won back to back games for the first time this season behind a strong game at the plate by Chris Chambliss.  The firstbaseman went three for four with two doubles, a homerun, five RBIs and two runs.  Graig Nettles hit his first homerun of the season in the eighth inning.

Ken Holtzman was roughed up but the Yankees game him enough runs to work with. He improved to 1-0 and he gave up five runs on eleven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle got the final two batters out and he picked up his third save of the season.

April 20, 2007

Yankees Finally Win

by @ 12:31 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Don Gullett, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 20, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5 (3-8)

The Yankees finally ended their skid and beat the expansion Blue Jays.  The Yankees scored five runs in the first two innings and held off a late inning surge by the Blue Jays to walk away with the win.

Don Gullett picked up the win and he improved to 1-2.  He gave up five runs on nine hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle closed out the game and he picked up his second save of the season.

The top of the lineup got it done at the plate for the Yanks.  willie Randolph, Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson all had at least two hits and they all scored two runs.  Randolph hit his first homerun of the season.

April 19, 2007

Yankees Continue Struggles, Drop Fifth Straight Game

by @ 12:25 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Gil Patterson, Jim Wynn, Ron Guidry

April 19, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Blue Jays 8, Yankees 3  (2-8)

It’s never fun to lose and it’s even less fun to get blown out.  But to get blown out by an expansion team is even worse.  The Yankees dropped their fifth straight and they lost for the eighth time in nine games.  It wasn’t a good start for the defending American League champions.

Rookie Gil Patterson made his major league debut and it didn’t go well.  He gave up four runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of work.  Ron Guidry was also bombed in his relief appearance.

Jim Wynn had a solid game at the plate.  He had two hits and he scored two runs in the loss.

April 18, 2007

Yankees Rough Start Continues With Loss to Blue Jays

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers, Willie Randolph

April 18, 1977 at Yankees Stadium

Blue Jays 5, Yankees 1 (2-7)

The first game ever between the Yankees and Blue Jays didn’t go well for the men in pinstripes at the Yankees managed only four hits and a run against the expansion team.  The only run for the Yankees came in the third when Willie Randolph scored on Mickey Rivers sac. fly. 

Ed Figueroa took the loss and he dropped to 0-2.  He gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings of work.  Dick Tidrow was also hit hard and he gave up two runs in the three innings or work.  It also didn’t help that the Yankees made four errors in the game.

April 17, 2007

Yankees Shut Out by Bill Travers, Lose Third Straight Game

by @ 12:15 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Chris Chambliss, Dock Ellis, Mickey Rivers

April 17, 1977 at County Stadium

Brewers 2, Yankees 0  (2-6)

The Yankees continued to struggle and this time they were held scoreless.  It was their third straight loss and their sixth loss in the last seven games.  This time, a great start by Dock Ellis went to waste.  He gave up only two runs on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts in eight innings of work.

Oddly, three Yankees had multihit games despite the team having only seven hits.  Mickey Rivers, Chris Chambliss and Bucky Dent all had two hits in the game.

April 16, 2007

Yankees Lose to Brewers in Ninth Inning

by @ 12:10 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Carlos May, Chris Chambliss, Ken Holtzman, Sparky Lyle

April 16, 1977 at County Stadium

Brewers 4, Yankees 3  (2-5)

The Yankees lost a tough one today.  Ken Holtzman took a two run lead into the bottom of the ninth, gave up a run and handed the ball to Sparky Lyle and watched him blow the game.  The two run homerun by Cecil Cooper to tie the game up was bad enough but that wasn’t all Lyle gave up as Steve Brye singled home Sal Bando to win the game with a walk off RBI single.

Chris Chambliss hit a solo homerun and the only Yankee to have more then one hit was Carlos May who went two for four.

April 15, 2007

Don Gullett Hammered By Brewers in Yankees Loss

by @ 12:05 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Don Gullett, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

April 15, 1977 at County Stadium

Brewers 7, Yankees 4 (2-4)

The Yankees lost for the fourth time in five games as Don Gullett was hit hard by the Brewers offense.  Gullett gave up two quick runs in the first, seemed to calm down, then gave up five in the fifth before he was pulled.  Dick Tidrow and Ron Guidry held the Brewers the scoreless the rest of the way but all the Yankees could manage was a 7-4 loss.

Thurman Munson account for half of the Yankees scoring with a two run single in the eighth inning.  Willie Randolph had a good game at the plate.  He went two for three with an RBI.

April 13, 2007

Yankees Snap Three Game Skid With Win Over Royals, Ron Guidry Picks Up First Career Win

by @ 11:59 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph

April 13, 1977 at Royals Stadium

Yankees 5, Royals 3 (2-3)

The Yankees snapped their three game losing streak today with a win over the Kansas City Royals.  Mickey Rivers and Willie Randolph led the way with the bats.  Rivers went three for five with two stolen bases, a run and an RBI while Randolph went three for four with two runs.

Ed Figueroa threw a solid game but he didn’t get a decision.  He gave up three runs on nine hits with a walk and a strikeout.  Ron Guidry picked up his first career win with 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief pitching.  He gave up a hit and walk and he struck out three.

April 11, 2007

Yankees Lose Third Straight in Thirteen Inning Thriller

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Jim Wynn, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

April 11, 1977 at Royals Stadium

Royals 5, Yankees 4 (1-3)

The Yankees dropped their third straight game in a back and forth affair with the Kansas City Royals.  The Yankees scored in the top of the first when Thurman Munson scored on Jim Wynn’s RBI single but the Royals rattled off three runs in their first two innings to take a 3-1 lead.  The Yankees tied cut if to 3-2 with a run in the fourth then took the lead in the fifth with two runs before the Royals tied it up in the bottom of the fifth with a single run.

Then neither team scored the next seven innings.  The Yankees went down in the top of the thirteenth but John Mayberry’s RBI single off of Dick Tidrow finished the game up.

Reggie Jackson hit his first homerun of the season.  Thurman Munson also had a good game at the plate.  He went two for five with a double, an RBI and a run.

April 10, 2007

Ninth Inning Run by Brewers Means Series Loss for Yankees

by @ 9:07 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Carlos May, Don Gullett, Willie Randolph

April 10, 1967 at Yankee Stadium

Brewers 2, Yankees 1  (1-2)

The Yankees lost another tough as the Brewers edged them for the series win.  The game was tied heading into the ninth and Don Gullett appeared to go one inning to long because he gave up the go winning run after eight solid innings.  He took the loss and he gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.  Both runs scored off of him were solo homeruns.

The only run for the Yankees came in the second inning.  Carlos May singled and then he scored on Willie Randolph’s triple.

April 9, 2007

Brewers Edge Yankees With Three Run Fifth

by @ 9:04 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Ed Figueroa, Jim Wynn, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson

April 9, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Brewers 3, Yankees 2  (1-1)

A three run fifth inning that started with an error by Reggie Jackson cost the Yankees the win in this one.  Ed Figueroa threw a nice game but those three unearned runs came back to haunt him.  He gave up seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Mickey Rivers tripled and drove in a run for the Yankees.  Jim Wynn continued to hit the ball well and he had two hits and a run.

April 7, 2007

Catfish Hunter, Sparky Lyle Shut Out Brewers, Yankees Win Home Opener

by @ 8:59 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Jim Wynn, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

April 7, 1977 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 3, Brewers 0  (1-0)

The Yankees won their home and season opener behind a strong pitching performance by Jim “Catfish” Hunter.  The righthander held the Brewers to just three hits in seven shutout innings and he struck out five.  Sparky Lyle pitched the final two frames and he picked up his first save without giving up a run.

Reggie Jackson singled twice and scored two runs to lead the way with the bat for the Yankees.  Designated hitter Jim Wynn homered and singled.

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