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April 30, 2007

Yankees Blown Out by Browns

by @ 7:12 am. Filed under 1947 Yankees, 1947 Yankees Diary - April, Allie Reynolds, George McQuinn, Phil Rizzuto

April 30, 1947 at Sportsman’s Park

Browns 15, Yankees 5  (7-5)

The Browns took it to the Yankees and starter Allie Reynolds today in a blow out loss.  It was the Yankees third loss in four games.  Reynolds was tagged for seven runs on seven hits and unfortunately, the pen didn’t fare much better. 

George McQuinn had a solid game at the plate for the Yankees.  He finished with two hits, including a solo homerun.  Phil Rizzuto also had a nice game with two RBIs.

April 20, 2007

Yankees Sweep Athletics in Double Header

by @ 6:30 am. Filed under 1947 Yankees, 1947 Yankees Diary - April, Bobby Brown, Don Johnson, George McQuinn, Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Spud Chandler, Tommy Henrich

April 20, 1947 at Shibe Park

Yankees 6, Athletics 2  (3-2)

Joe DiMaggio drove in three runs and homered to lead the way for the Yankees in the first game of their doubleheader with the A’s.  It ws DiMaggio’s first game of the season after missing the first four because of his injured heel.  George McQuinn was solid at the plate and he had three hits and a run while Bobby Brown scored twice.

Spud Chandler threw a good game and he held the A’s in check for most of the game.  He was touched for only two runs on eight hits and two walks with a strikeout in the win.

April 20, 1947 at Shibe Park

Yankees 3, Athletics 2  (4-2)

The Yankees picked up the sweep in a ten inning thriller.  Phil Rizzuto had one hit and two runs to lead the way for the Yankees while Tommy Henrich drove in two runs and doubled.  Joe DiMaggio sat this one out as they didn’t want to aggravate his injured heel.

Don Johnson was very sharp in ten innings of work and he picked up the win.  He held the A’s to two runs on eleven hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

April 17, 2007

Yankees Come From Behind For First Win of 1947

by @ 10:52 am. Filed under 1947 Yankees, 1947 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Bevens, Phil Rizzuto, Tommy Henrich

April 17, 1947 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 2, Athletics 1  (1-1)

The Yankees came from behind and scored two runs in the eighth inning to squeak by the A’s for their first win of the season.  Tommy Henrich doubled and scored a run while Phil Rizzuto singled and scored the other run.

Bill Bevens was very solid and he went the distance.  He gave up only a single run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

April 15, 2007

Spud Chandler Hit Hard in Yankees Home Opener

by @ 11:41 am. Filed under 1947 Yankees, 1947 Yankees Diary - April, George McQuinn, Phil Rizzuto, Spud Chandler, Yogi Berra

April 15, 1947 at Yankee Stadium

Athletics 6, Yankees 1  (0-1)

The Athletics offense knocked around Spud Chandler to the tune of six runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts.  A’s leadoff hitter Eddie Joost was particularly rough on Chandler, who tagged him for three hits, two runs and an RBI.

The only Yankees run came in the eighth inning when Yogi Berra drove home George McQuinnPhil Rizzuto had two singles and he was the only Yankee with two hits in the game.

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