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June 27, 2008

Yogi Berra Helps Hit Yankees To Blowout Win Over Athletics

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Duke Maas, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra, Zach Monroe

June 27, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Yankees 10, Athletics 3  (42-22)

The Yankees made it three straight wins in a 10-3 blowout in the Yankees opener against the Athletics.  Gil McDougald went two for five with a double, three RBIs and a run.  Yogi Berra went three for four with a triple, a walk, two RBIs and three runs.

Duke Maas didn’t last long in this one and he was shelled for three runs in two innings.  The pen picked him up through and Zach Monroe and Art Ditmar combined to throw seven innings of shutout relief.  Ditmar picked up the win and he improved to 2-0 on the season.

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 3, 2008

Johnny Kucks Throws Two Hit Shutout

by @ 3:33 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bill Skowron, Gil McDougald, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle, Tony Kubek, Yogi Berra

June 3, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 13, White Sox 0  (29-10)

For the second straight game, a Yankee starter hurled a shutout and this time it was Johnny Kucks who got it done with a two hitter.  He walked three and struck out two and the win pushed his record to 4-1.

Mickey Mantle, Bill Skowron and Yogi Berra all went yard in this one.  Tony Kubek, Mantle and Gil McDougald all drove in three runs in the blowout while Hank Bauer and Mantle scored three runs each.

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.

May 23, 2008

Bob Turley Improves to 7-0 In Yankees Tenth Straight Win

by @ 3:24 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra

May 23, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Yankees 8, Tigers 1  (23-5)

Bob Turley did it again and his pitching along with a ton of hitting pushed the Yankees to their tenth straight win.  He improved to 7-0 and he gave up one run on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts in the complete game.

Gil McDougald and Elston Howard both homered and drove in three runs.  Yogi Berra pitched in with a two run shot in the eighth inning.

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.

May 16, 2008

Whitey Ford Pitches Yankees to Third Straight Win

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Gil McDougald, Tony Kubek, Whitey Ford

May 16, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 7, Senators 2  (16-5)

Whitey Ford got it done on the mound for the Yankees as they picked up their third straight win to continue their impressive start to the season.  Ford improved to 3-2 and he gave up two runs on eight hits and four walks with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

Gil McDougald was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for two with two walks and a two run homer.  Tony Kubek went three for four with a double and two RBIs.

May 10, 2008

Whitey Ford Leads Yankees In Shutout Win Over Senators

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Gil McDougald, Jerry Lumpe, Moose Skowron, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford

May 10, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Senators 0  (12-4)

Whitey Ford and Ryne Duren combined to throw a six hit shutout as the Yankees picked up their third win in a row.  Ford improved to 2-2 and he gave up six hits with five strikeouts in seven shutout innings.  Duren was equally impressive with two shutout innings in which he walked two and struck out five.

Gil McDougald and Jerry Lumpe both had three hits and two runs a piece in the win.  Moose Skowron belted a two run homer in the third inning, his fourth long ball of the season.

April 30, 2008

Whitey Ford Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:00 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Gil McDougald, Whitey Ford

April 30, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 10, Yankees 1  (9-4)

The Yankees suffered their worst defeat of the season as Whitey Ford was lit up by the Tigers’ hitters.  Ford fell to 1-2 and he gave up seven runs (five earned) on twelve hits and three walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.

Ford doubled and he scored the only run of the game.  Bill Skowron and Gil McDougald were the only two Yankees hitters with more then one hit.

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 22, 2008

Yankees Run Up the Score In Sixth Straight Win

by @ 3:18 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Gil McDougald, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren, Tom Sturdivant

April 22, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 12, Red Sox 7  (7-1)

The Yankees didn’t get the pitching they’d grown accustomed to this early in the season but it didn’t matter because the hitters broke out in a big way.  Five different Yankees had two RBIs while four scored at least a pair of runs.  Norm Siebern was the hitting star. He had a team high three hits and he homered, drew a walk, drove in two and scored twice.  Gil McDougald also went yard in the win.

Tom Sturdivant gave up all seven runs but he still picked up the win.  He gave up nineteen baserunners (twelve hits and seven walks) but still managed to pick up the win.  Ryne Duren got the final two outs and he picked up his second save of the season.

April 20, 2008

Bob Turley Throws Four Hit Shutout In Yankees Fourth Straight Win

by @ 3:06 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Turley, Gil McDougald, Mickey Mantle, Norm Siebern

April 20, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Orioles 0  (5-1)

The Yankees got yet another outstanding pitching performance as they rattled off their fourth straight win.  This time it was Bob Turley who dealt a gem.  He gave up just four hits and seven walks with eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Norm Siebern belted a homer and he drove in two runs in the win.  Mickey Mantle and Gil McDougald each had two hits and two runs a piece. 

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.

April 16, 2008

Tom Sturdivant Is Hit Hard In Yankees First Loss

by @ 3:46 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Gil McDougald, Hank Bauer, Ryne Duren, Tom Sturdivant

April 16, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 3, Yankees 1  (1-1)

Tom Sturdivant was knocked around for three runs in five innings as the Yankees dropped their first game of the season.  Sturdivant gave up the three runs on seven hits and two walks.  Ryne Duren was solid with three shutout innings of relief but the hitters couldn’t get it done at the plate to mount a come back.

Gil McDougald doubled home Hank Bauer in the fifth inning to give the Yankees their only run.  No Yankee reached base more then twice in the contest.

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