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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 8, 2008

Yankees Lose Two to Indians

by @ 3:47 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Art Ditmar, Bobby Richardson, Enos Slaughter, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle, Sal Maglie

June 8, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Indians 14, Yankees 1  (32-13)

The Yankees suffered their most lopsided loss of the season in the first game of their doubleheader with the Indians.  Johnny Kucks gave up three runs on four hits and he got just one batter out in the first inning before Art Ditmar came into the game.  Ditmar gave up eleven runs in 6 2/3 innings but just five of those were earned because the Yankees made three errors in the contest.

Andy Carey and Bobby Richardson each had three hits in the blowout loss.  Richardson also stole his first base of the season and he scored the lone Yankee run.

June 8, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Indians 5, Yankees 4  (32-14)

After taking the first two games in their series with the Indians, the Yankees lost two to them in one day as they dropped both games of their doubleheader.  Sal Maglie gave up four runs in three innings in his start but the Yankees came back to tie it up in the fifth.  Unfortunately Johnny Kucks gave up a six inning run that turned out to be the difference in the game.

Enos Slaughter went two for three with a walk, a homerun and two runs.  Mickey Mantle hit a solo shot in the fourth inning, his eleventh homer of the season.

June 5, 2008

Yankees Split Doubleheader With White Sox

by @ 3:42 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Bobby Shantz, Don Larsen, Enos Slaughter, Mickey Mantle, Ryne Duren, Sal Maglie

June 5, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 12, White Sox 5  (30-11)

The Yankees won their 30th game of the season in the first game of a doubleheader with the White Sox.  Mickey Mantle hit a solo homer for his eighth of the season and he finished with three runs while Enos Slaughter was a perfect three for three with a walk, two runs and two RBIs.

Don Larsen improved to perfect 4-0 even though he didn’t have his best stuff.  He gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.  Ryne Duren threw 2 2/3 shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up save number eight.

June 5, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
White Sox 3, Yankees 2  (30-12)

The Yankees had to settle for a split in their doubleheader and series with the White Sox after a 3-2 loss in the second game of the twinbilling.  Sal Maglie gave up an RBI single in the top of the ninth and that proved to be the deciding run but because the Yankees didn’t score either of their two runs until the bottom of the ninth, it was Bobby Shantz who took the loss despite a solid start.  He fell to 4-2 and he gave up two runs on ten hits and three walks with four strikeouts in eight innings of work.

Andy Carey had a pair of singles and he scored a run.  Mickey Mantle was 0 for 3, but he drew a walk and scored a run.

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 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.

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