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June 4, 2008

Tom Sturdivant Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:35 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Grim, Mickey Mantle, Tom Sturdivant, Yogi Berra

June 4, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
White Sox 7, Yankees 2  (29-11)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end behind a rough outing by Tom Sturdivant.  He fell to 1-3 and he gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with a strikeout in six innings.  Bob Grim was also tagged for a pair of runs in his two innings of work.

Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle both hit their seventh homers of the season.  Berra went yard in the second inning while Mantle’s came in the sixth.  Mantles homer was measured at 478 feet and it landed between the 19th and 20th row of the auxiliary scoreboard.

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.

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.

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