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June 30, 2007

Cliff Johnson Belts Three Homers In Yankees Blowout Win Over Blue Jays

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Cliff Johnson, Lou Piniella, Thurman Munson

June 30, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 11, Blue Jays 5  (42-33)

The Yankees salvaged a split in their four game series with the Blue Jays behind the bit stick of Cliff Johnson.  He homered three times and drove in four runs to lead the way for the Yankees.  Thurman Munson homered and drove in four runs while Lou Piniella went three for five with a solo homerun and two runs.

Catfish Hunter improved to 4-3 on the season with the win. He gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts as he went the distance.

June 28, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Blue Jays

by @ 1:36 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Dick Tidrow, George Zeber, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Ken Holtzman, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

June 28, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Blue Jays 8, Yankees 5  (40-33)

Rookie Ken Clay had a tough time against the Blue Jays and he dropped to 0-2 on the season with a rough start.  He gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks and three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

George Zeber belted a two run shot in the loss.  Reggie Jackson hit his thirteenth homerun and Mickey Rivers went three for five with an RBI.

June 28, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1  (41-33)

The Yankees managed a split with the Blue Jays in their doubleheader with a solid outing by Ken Holtzman and some great relief pitching by Dick Tidrow.  Holtzman gave up just one run in 8 1/3 innings and then Tidrow finished the ninth and pitched two extra innings of shutout ball to improve to 6-2 on the season.

Graig Nettles went two for six with a double, two RBIs and a run.  Roy White finished two for four with a run and a walk.

June 27, 2007

Ron Guidry Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson

June 27, 1977 at Exhibition Stadium
Blue Jays 7, Yankees 6  (40-32)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end as Ron Guidry had a tough time against the expansion Blue Jays.  He gave up seven runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

Mickey Rivers went two for five with two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson went two for four including his tenth homerun of the season.

June 26, 2007

Yankees Edge Red Sox For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 12:15 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Mickey Rivers, Paul Blair, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4  (40-31)

The Yankees won their fourth straigth game despite blowing a three run lead in the ninth.  Don Gullett took a 4-1 lead into the top of the ninth and then he gave up three runs as the Red Sox tied it.  Fortunately, Paul Blair singled home Roy White in the bottom of the ninth to win it.

Sparky Lyle got just one batter out but it was good enough to pick up the win.  Mickey Rivers went three for five with three runs while Thurman Munson had three hits and two RBIs.

June 25, 2007

Mike Torrez Pitches Yankees to Third Straight Win

by @ 7:20 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Mike Torrez

June 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Red Sox 1  (39-31)

The Yankees won their third straight game behind a solid outing by the big right hander, Mike Torrez.  He gave up one run on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout in the complete game.

Graig Nettles provided most of the offense with a three run homer.  Mickey Rivers pitched in with a solo homerun.

June 24, 2007

Yankees Edge Red Sox In Eleven Innings

by @ 7:16 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

June 24, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 5  (38-31)

The Yankees had a huge come from behind win here against the Red Sox.  With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Roy White belted a two run homer to tie the game and send it into extra frames and then Reggie Jackson singled home Graig Nettles in the bottom of the eleventh to win it.

Catfish Hunter had a rough start by the hitters and Sparky Lyle picked him up.  He gave up five runs on five hits and six walks with five strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win with 2 1/3 shutout innings and he improved to 4-2 on the season.

June 22, 2007

Yankees Snap Skid In Hit Fest With Tigers

by @ 7:44 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 22, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 13, Tigers 12  (37-31)

Pitching went out the window as the Yankees and Tigers combined for 25 runs on 30 hits but the Yankees eeked out a win with a five run eighth inning.  It’s hard to pick a hitting star but it was probably Thurman Munson.  He went three for four with a walk, a double, a triple, two RBIs and three runs.  Cliff Johnson and Graig Nettles both went yard in this one.

Sparky Lyle picked up the win although he was more in the right place at the right time.  He gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings.  Ken Clay got the final batter of the game out and he picked up his first career save.

June 21, 2007

Yankees Continued Lack of Offense Results In Fifth Straight Loss

by @ 7:41 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

June 21, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 5, Yankees 2  (36-31)

The Yankees dropped their second straight in what was a double whammy of mediocre hitting and mediocre pitching.  Ron Guidry took the loss.  He fell to 5-3 and he gave up five runs on nine hits with six strikeouts in a complete game loss.

Reggie Jackson was the hitting star.  He went two for four with a double and an RBI. 

June 20, 2007

Don Gullett Outdueled By Mark Fidrych In Yankees Fourth Straight Loss

by @ 6:00 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

June 20, 1977 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 2, Yankees 1  (36-30)

The Yankees lost for the fourth straight time in a tough 2-1 loss to the Tigers.  Don Gullett was pretty good but Mark Fidrych was a touch better.  Gullett dropped to 6-3 and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in eight innings.

The lone Yankees run came in the fourth inning.  Reggie Jackson drove home Thurman Munson on a sac. fly.

June 19, 2007

Yankees Shelled In Third Straight Loss

by @ 5:55 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Dick Tidrow, Ed Figueroa, Roy White

June 19, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 11, Yankees 1  (36-29)

The Yankees lost their third straight as they were swept in an ugly three game series by the Red Sox.  In this one, Ed Figueroa was shelled and he gave up six runs on seven hits and five walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.  Dick Tidrow was shelled as well and he gave up four runs in two innings.

Roy White doubled and he drove in the only run of the game for the Yankees.  In all, the offense was held to just three hits and a walk.

June 18, 2007

Mike Torrez Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 5:47 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June

June 18, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 10, Yankees 4  (36-28)

Mike Torrez was hit hard and he took the loss in the Yankees blowout loss to the Red Sox.  He gave up seven runs on thirteen hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle was also knocked around and he gave up three runs in 2 2/3 innings.  Five homeruns were hit off of the two of them.

Graig Nettles went three for four in the loss.  Both Mickey Rivers and Willie Randolph went two for five with a run.

June 17, 2007

Catfish Hunter Gives Up Four Homeruns In First Inning

by @ 2:25 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Ken Clay, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph

June 17, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 4 (36-27)

Catfish Hunter got off to a pretty rough start when the Red Sox tagged him for four solo homers in the first inning alone.  Hunter was pulled with two outs in the inning in what was one his shortest starts of his career.  Oddly, he didn’t take the loss because the Yankees had it tied 4-4 by the third inning before the pen was hit hard.  Ken Clay pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings, but he gave up that go ahead run and he took the loss.

Lou Piniella went three for four with a run in the loss.  Willie Randolph also had a nice game and he went two for five with a run and an RBI.

June 16, 2007

Ron Guidry Throws Three Hit Shutout

by @ 2:01 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers, Ron Guidry

June 16, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Royals 0  (36-26)

Ron Guidry made short work of the Royals as he improved to 5-2 on the season with a three hit shutout.  He walked two and struck out seven in one of his most impressive starts of the season.

Mickey Rivers had a huge day at the plate.  He went three for four with a homer, two RBIs and three runs.  Bucky Dent also had a nice game with two singles and two runs.

June 14, 2007

Don Gullett Pitches Yankees to Win Over Royals

by @ 2:57 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Lou Piniella, Paul Blair

June 14, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Royals 2  (35-26)

Don Gullett improved to 6-2 on the season with another nice start in the Yankees win over the Royals.  He gave up just two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts in the complete game.

Paul Blair was one of the hitting stars.  He went three for four with a run.  Lou Piniella went two for three with a run, a walk and an RBI.

June 13, 2007

Mike Torrez Is Shelled In Yankees Second Straight Loss

by @ 2:38 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June

June 13, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Royals 8, Yankees 3  (34-26)

Mike Torrez had a tough time in his start as the Yankees were blown out by the Royals.  He fell to six runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Willie Randolph singled twice and he scored two runs in the loss.  Lou Piniella singled, doubled and scored a run.

June 12, 2007

Ed Figueroa Is Hit Hard, Yankees Winning Streak Stopped at Four

by @ 2:18 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June

June 12, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Twins 6, Yankees 1  (34-25)

The Twins got to Ed Figueroa and the Yankees were only able to muster five hits as they lost their series finale with the Twins.  The loss also ended their four game winning streak.  Figueroa fell to 7-5 and he gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in seven innings.

Chris Chambliss drove in the only run for the Yankees.  Reggie Jackson had the only extra base hit with his seventeenth double of the season.

June 11, 2007

Yankees Edge Twins For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 2:14 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June

June 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Twins 5  (34-24)

The Yankees made it to ten games over .500 for the first time this season and Catfish Hunter and Sparky Lyle threw just good enough to keep the Twins at bay while the Yankees’ bats got it done at the plate.  Hunter gave up four runs on ten hits and one walk with one strikeout in five innings and he improved to 3-3 on the season.   Lyle gave up one run in his three innings and he picked up save number thirteen.

Willie Randolph went two for five with a homerun, two runs and two RBIs.  Graig Nettles went three for four with two RBIs.

June 10, 2007

Ron Guidry Pitches Yankees to Third Straight Win

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

June 10, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Twins 1  (33-24)

The Yankees got it done and won for the third straight time behind a solid outing by Ron Guidry.  He improved to 4-2 and he gave up one run on seven hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle got the final two batters out and picked up save number twelve.

Willie Randolph singled twice and he drove in two runs in the win.  Reggie Jackson and Lou Piniella each doubled twice in the game and Jackson scored a run.

June 9, 2007

Don Gullett Holds Brewers to One Run in Yankees Win

by @ 11:08 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Don Gullett, Reggie Jackson

June 9, 1977 at County Stadium
Yankees 10, Brewers 1  (32-24)

The Yankees made short work of the Brewers and Don Gullett coasted to an easy win in the blowout.  Gullett improved to 5-2 and he gave up one run on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.

Bucky Dent went three for five with an RBI.  Reggie Jackson went two for three with a double, two walks, two runs and an RBI.

June 8, 2007

Bucky Dent Leads Yankees Homerun Attack In Win Over Brewers

by @ 3:39 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

June 8, 1977 at County Stadium
Yankees 9, Brewers 2  (31-24)

Bucky Dent led the way for the Yankees in a game where they hit four homeruns.  Dent went yard twice and he drove in four runs.  Reggie Jackson and Roy White also went yard in the game.

Mike Torrez picked up the win and he improved to 7-4 on the season.  He gave up two runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in the complete game.

June 7, 2007

Ed Figueroa Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss to Rangers

by @ 3:34 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Ed Figueroa, Fran Healy

June 7, 1967 at Arlington Stadium
Rangers 7, Yankees 3  (30-24)

Ed Figueroa fell to 7-4 on the season with a rough start in the Yankees loss to the Rangers.  He gave up seven runs (six earned) on ten hits and seven walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.

Bucky Dent drove two of the Yankees’ three runs with a two run homer in the third. Fran Healy went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.

June 6, 2007

Reggie Jackson Hits Two Homeruns In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 12:04 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Willie Randolph

June 6, 1977 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 9, Rangers 2  (30-23)

Reggie Jackson led the Yankees in a blowout win against the Rangers in their series opener.  He went two for five with two homeruns and four RBIs.  Willie Randolph went three for five with a double, two runs and two RBIs. 

Catfish Hunter went the distance and he improved to 2-3 on the season. He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

June 5, 2007

Yankees Belt Six Homeruns In Win Over White Sox

by @ 11:54 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Carlos May, Dick Tidrow, George Zeber, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 5, 1977 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 8, White Sox 6  (29-23)

The Yankees made good use of the long ball as they won the rubber game in their series with the White Sox.  Five different Yankees belted homeruns and they accounted for seven of the eight Yankees runs.  Thurman Munson, Carlos May, Reggie Jackson, George Zeber and Bucky Dent all went yard for the Yankees.  For Zeber, it was the first homerun of his career.

Dick Tidrow picked up the win with 4 1/3 innings of mediocre relief.  He gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with one strikeout and Sparky Lyle pitched three innings and gave up one run to earn his eleventh save.

June 4, 2007

Yankees Score Seven Runs In Second Inning to Beat White Sox

by @ 11:50 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 4, 1977 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 8, White Sox 6  (28-23)

Yesterday, it was the White Sox who put seven runs on the board in one inning.  This time the Yankees did it as they scored seven of their eight runs in the second inning.  Thurman Munson singled, drove in two and scored a run while Reggie Jackson doubled twice, scored one and drove in one.

Don Gullett used almost all of those second inning runs and despite having a poor start, he still picked up the win.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings and he improved to 4-2.  Sparky Lyle threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings and he picked up his tenth save.

June 3, 2007

Mike Torrez Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 11:47 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Graig Nettles, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

June 3, 1977 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 9, Yankees 5  (27-23)

Mike Torrez had a tough time and he fell to 6-4 on the season as the Yankees were blown out by the White Sox.  He gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings.  The White Sox scored most of their runs in the fourth when they put seven runs on the board.

Graig Nettles accounted for most of the Yankees offense with a three run homer.  Thurman Munson went two for five with a double and a run.

June 2, 2007

Lou Piniella Homers, Drives In Three In Yankees Win

by @ 11:43 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle

June 2, 1977 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 10, Twins 3  (27-22)

The Yankees poured on the hits as they blew out the Twins 10-3.  Lou Piniella had a nice game and he went two for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.  Chris Chambliss went two for four with a triple, one RBI and three runs.

Ed Figueroa coasted to an easy win with a good enough start.  He gave up three runs on nine hits and six walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle didn’t retired ten straight hitters and he picked up save number nine.

June 1, 2007

Yankees Blow It In the Ninth In Loss to Twins

by @ 9:11 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

June 1, 1977 at Metropolitan Stadium
Twins 4, Yankees 3  (26-22)

A 3-1 lead turned into a 4-3 loss in a hurry as Ron Guidry and Sparky Lyle couldn’t get it done in the ninth inning.  After coasting through eight innings, Guidry gave up a run in the ninth and left two runners on before Sparky Lyle came in and let them both score.  Guidry took the loss and he fell to 3-2 on the season.

Chris Chambliss hit a solo homerun in the loss.  Roy White was the only Yankee with two hits in the game.

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