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June 22, 2008

Yankees Demolish Tigers In Series Finale

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Don Larsen, Elston Howard, Gil McDougald

June 22, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Yankees 15, Tigers 0  (39-21)

The Yankees got the Tigers monkey off their backs in grand fashion with a 15-0 pasting in which just about everyone was a hitting star.  Gil McDougald went four for six with two doubles, three runs and three RBIs.  Elston Howard also had a nice game and he went two for five with his seventh homerun, three RBIs and two runs.

Don Larsen was just as good on the mound and he improved to 6-1 with a two hit shutout.  He walked three and struck out three in the win.

June 19, 2008

Andy Carey Homers Twice In Yankees Win

by @ 4:24 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Elston Howard, Enos Slaughter, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks

June 19, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 9, indians 3  (38-19)

The Yankees finished up a sweep over the Indians in grand fashion.  Four Yankees belted a total of five homeruns and it was Andy Carey who led the way with two blasts.  He drove in three while Enos Slaughter, Elston Howard and Hank Bauer all went yard as well.

Johnny Kucks improved to 5-3 on the season.  HE gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 18, 2008

Hank Bauer and Elston Howard Homer In Yankee Win

by @ 4:22 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Elston Howard, Hank Bauer, Ryne Duren

June 18, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 3, Indians 2  (37-19)

Hank Bauer and Elston Howard homered in the Yankees three run first inning and while that was all the Yankees would get, it was good enough for the win.  Howard finished the game 2-4 and his homerun was a two run shot. 

Art Ditmar won his first decision of the season and he improved to 1-0.  He gave up two unearned runs on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Ryne Duren didn’t allow a baserunner and he struck out two in 2 1/3 innings of relief.  That was good for his tenth save of the season.

June 12, 2008

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Athletics

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Art Ditmar, Elston Howard, Mickey Mantle, Ryne Duren, Tom Sturdivant, Whitey Ford

June 12, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Athletics 4, Yankees 1  (34-15)

The Yankees offense was held in check as they kicked off their second doubleheader with the Athletics in as many days.  Andy Carey had two of the Yankees eight hits and he accounted for their lone run with a solo homer in the eighth inning.

Tom Sturdivant took the loss and he fell to 1-4.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings.  Art Ditmar threw a solid game and he held the Athletics to one unearned run on four hits in three innings of relief.  The win by the Athletics snapped a seventeen game losing streak at Yankee Stadium

June 12, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Athletics 2  (35-15)

Back to back doubleheaders are tough enough but when the final game goes twelve innings, it makes for a long week.  Still, Elston Howard singled home Andy Carey in the bottom of the twelth for the game winner.  Mickey Mantle drew four walks in the game while Moose Skowron went two for six with his sixth homer of the season.

Whitey Ford had an exceptional start but unfortunately, he didn’t get the win.  He gave up two runs on ten hits with seven strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.  Ryne Duren struck out four of the five batters he faced in 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief and he improved to 3-1 on the season.

June 11, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Athletics

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Turley, Bobby Richardson, Don Larsen, Elston Howard, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren, Tony Kubek, Yogi Berra

June 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Athletics 2  (33-14)

Elston Howard and Tony Kubek led the way at the plate for the Yankees in their first game of a doubleheader with the Athletics.  Kubek went three for five with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs while Howard went three for four with a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run.  Yogi Berra pitched in with a solo homer, his ninth long ball of the season.

Don Larsen improved to a perfect 5-0 with a solid start.  He gave up two runs on six hits and seven walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Ryne Duren held the Athletics to just one hit in the final 2 2/3 innings and he earned save number nine.

June 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Athletics 1  (34-14)

The Yankees finished up their sweep over the Athletics behind another great start by Bob Turley.  He improved to 10-1 and he gave up just a single run on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in the complete game win.

The Yankees managed just five hits to go along with their six walks but it was enough for the win.  Bobby Richardson tripled and drove in a run while Norm Siebern singled, drew two walks and scored a run.

June 1, 2008

Andy Carey Homers Twice In Yankees Win

by @ 3:23 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Bob Turley, Elston Howard, Moose Skowron

June 1, 1958 at Fenway Park
Yankees 10, Red Sox 4  (27-10)

Andy Carey had a career day at the Yankees trounced the Red Sox to wrap up a two game sweep.  Carey was a perfect five for five with two homers, a double, four RBIs and three runs.  Elston Howard also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for five with a double, two runs and two RBIs.  Moose Skowron had just one single, but he drove in three runs.

Bob Turley bounced back from his first loss of the season and he improved to 8-1.  He gave up four runs on five hits and four walks with ten strikeouts in the complete game win.

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 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.

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 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.

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