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May 28, 2008

Yankees Blow Three Run Lead In Second Straight Loss to A’s

by @ 3:52 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Hank Bauer, Marv Throneberry, Tom Sturdivant, Yogi Berra

May 28, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Athletics 4, Yankees 3  (25-8)

The Yankees blew a three run lead and for just the second time this season, they lost back to back games.  Tom Sturdivant had a 3-0 lead but he gave up four runs between the fifth and sixth inning and he fell to 1-2.  A field error by Marv Throneberry resulted in two unearned runs in the sixth inning.

Hank Bauer was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for four with his third homer and two runs.  Yogi Berra drew a pair of walks and he scored the other Yankees run.

May 22, 2008

Marv Throneberry’s Homer Pushes Yankees to Ninth Straight Win

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Hank Bauer, Marv Throneberry, Ryne Duren

May 22, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 4  (22-5)

The Yankees changed ballparks but the end result was still the same as they pulled of a tight one against the Tigers.  Marv Throneberry belted a solo homer in the top of the ninth to win it and he finished with three runs in the contest.  Hank Bauer drew a walk, drove in one and scored.

Ryne Duren picked up the win despite giving up the tying run in the eighth inning.  He gave up just a solo homer with five strikeouts in three innings of relief.

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.

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