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June 26, 2008

Moose Skowron Drives In A Pair, Yankees Edge White Sox

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Johnny Kucks, Moose Skowron, Norm Siebern

June 26, 1958 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 4, White Sox 3  (41-22)

The Yankees won what turned out to be their rubber game with the White Sox in a close contest.  Moose Skowron singled and he drove in two runs in the Yankees three run sixth inning and Norm Siebern went yard with what turned out to be the game winner, a solo homer in the seventh inning.

Johnny Kucks improved to 6-3 with a solid start.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings.  Art Ditmar didn’t allow a baserunner in 1 2/3 shutout innings and he picked up his first save of the season.

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 14, 2008

Yankees Blow Comeback In Loss to Tigers

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Johnny Kucks, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren, Yogi Berra

June 14, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 4, Yankees 3  (35-17)

The Yankees came back in the eighth inning to take a one run lead only to have the Tigers scored two in the ninth to steal the win.  Ryne Duren gave up the final run and he took the loss.  He fell to 3-2 while Johnny Kucks decent start went to waste.  He gave up three runs on nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts seven innings of work.

Yogi Berra had the big hit with an eighth inning three run homer.  It was his tenth homer of the season and Norm Siebern went three for four with an RBI.

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 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 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 20, 2008

Johnny Kucks Holds White Sox to Five Hits in Yankees Seventh Straight Win

by @ 3:28 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks, Marv Throneberry, Mickey Mantle

May 20, 1958 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 5, White Sox 1  (20-5)

The Yankees impressive start to the season continued behind an exceptional start by Johnny Kucks.  He gave up just one run on five hits and five walks with three strikeouts in the complete game win and he improved to 2-1 on the season.

Mickey Mantle, Hank Bauer and Marv Throneberry all belted solo shots in the win.  Mantle finished with two hits, a walk and two runs.

May 11, 2008

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Senators

by @ 3:19 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle, Moose Skowron, Ryne Duren

May 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Senators 3  (13-4)

The Yankees held off a late inning surge by the Senators in this one in order to win their fourth straight game in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader.  Bobby Shantz was cruising along until the seventh inning when he started giving up runs.  Single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings made it a one run game and the Yankees needed Ryne Duren to get the final out of the game (with runners at the corners) to preserve the win.  Shantz improved to 3-0 and he gave up three runson seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.  Duren picked up his fourth save when he got the one batter out.

Bill Skowron was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for three with a walk, a run and an RBI.  Hank Bauer went two for four with a triple and he scored one run.

May 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Senators 4, Yankees 0  (13-5)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an abrupt end as the Yankees were shutout on five hits.  It was the first shutout of the season for the Yanks and Mickey Mantle was the only hitter who reached base more then once with a pair of singles.

Johnny Kucks had a rough start and he fell to 1-1 with the loss.  He gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with a strikeout in 3 1/3 innings.  Art Ditmar was solid in relief and he gave up just one run on three hits and a walk with a strikeout in 4 2/3 innings.

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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