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July 6, 2008

Dick Tidrow Shuts Down Rangers In Yankees Win

by @ 1:24 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Dick Tidrow, Reggie Jackson, Roy White

July 6, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 7, Ranges 2  (47-34)

Dick Tidrow helped the Yankees end their two game skid with a solid outing that gave the pen a rest.  He gave up two runs on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts in the complete game and the win pushed his record to 4-6 on the season.

Roy White tripled, drove in two and scored two in the win.  Reggie Jackson went two for four with a double and a run.

July 2, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Tigers, Ron Guidry Improves to 13-0 In Opener

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Dave Rajsich, Gary Thomasson, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Tigers 2  (44-33)

The Yankees edged the Tigers in the first game of their Sunday doubleheader in a game that saw Ron Guidry improve to a perfect 13-0  He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage threw a perfect ninth and he picked up his twelth save of the season.

Thurman Munson was three for four with a double.  Thomasson continued his impressive hitting and he went two for three with a double and a run.

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 3  (45-33)

It was a perfect Sunday as the Yankees finished their doubleheader sweep over the Tigers behind a pair of homeruns.  Graig Nettles went yard with a three run blast in the third inning and then Gary Thomasson hit the game winner with a two run walk off homer in the ninth.  Reggie Jackson also had a solid game with a single, a walk and a run.

Dave Rajsich got the start and he gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle cruised through most of his 3 1/3 innings of relief before he gave up a run in the ninth with some help from Goose Gossage.  Speaking of Gossage, he let the inherited runner tie the game but he did pick up the win to improve to 4-7 because he didn’t allow either of his two baserunners to score.

June 30, 2008

Reggie Jackson Drives In Five In Yankees Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson

June 30, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Tigers 2  (43-32)

The Yankees got out of Milwaukee and picked up a win as they decimated the Tigers in front of a home crowd.  Reggie Jackson had a monster day at the plate.  He went three for five with his thirteenth homer and five RBIs.  Lou Piniella went three for four with three runs and an RBI.

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Don Gullett improved to 4-0 with a complete game win.  He gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

June 24, 2008

Yankees Held to Four Hits In Loss to Tigers

by @ 5:08 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

June 24, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 4, Yankees 3  (40-29)

The Yankees managed three runs despite tallying just four hits but it wasn’t enough as they dropped their first game of the series with the Tigers.  Thurman Munson had two of those four hits and Reggie Jackson drove in a run.

Ken Clay gave up three runs but he threw just 1/3 of an inning.  Dick Tidrow took the loss and he fell to 3-5.  He gave up one run on seven hits with a strikeout in 5 2/3 innings.

June 22, 2008

Ron Guidry Strikeouts Out, Improves to 12-0

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

June 22, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2  (39-28)

Ron Guidry did it again and he improved to a perfect 12-0 as the Yankees took their series opener over the Tigers.  Guidry gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage pitched a hitless ninth inning and he picked up his tenth save of the season.

Reggie Jackson hit his twelth homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth inning.  Graig Nettles went two for four with a run.  The Yankees had all four of their runs and five of their nine hits in the ninth inning.

June 20, 2008

Yankees Bounce Back, Blow Out Red Sox

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Fred Stanley, Reggie Jackson

June 20, 1978 at Fenway Park
Yankees 10, Red Sox 4  (38-27)

The Yankees returned the favor and turned the tables on the Red Sox.  The score was the same as yesterday’s game, but this time it was the Yankees who finished on top.  Reggie Jackson belted a three run shot, his eleventh of the season.  Fred Stanley was the hitting star though. He went two for three with a walk and a grand slam.

Don Gullett improved to 2-0 with a nice start.  He gave up four runs on five hits and seven walks with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 16, 2008

Angels Hammer Beattie, Messersmith

by @ 4:54 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Messersmith, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson

June 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 10, Yankees 7  (36-25)

Jim Beattie and Andy Messersmith were roughed up as the Yankees fell to the Angels despite scoring seven runs.  Beattie gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings and he fell to 2-2 while Messersmith gave up five runs in just 2 2/3 innings.

Reggie Jackson was the hitting star.  He went four for four with a triple, a walk and three RBIs.  Jim Spencer hit a solo homer, his seventh long ball of the season.

June 7, 2008

Yankees End Skid, Ron Guidry Improves to 9-0

by @ 3:18 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Bucky Dent, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White

June 7, 1978 at the Kingdome
Yankees 9, Mariners 1  (31-22)

The Yankees snapped their four game skid in their series finale with the Mariners.  Reggie Jackson had a big game with a pair of homers and three RBIs.  Roy White and Bucky Dent both went yard in the game as well.

Ron Guidry proved to be the stopped and he improved to 9-0.  He gave up one run on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 4, 2008

Don Gullett, Bullpen Are Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:14 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Don Gullett, Rawly Eastwick, Reggie Jackson

June 4, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 6, Yankees 4  (30-20)

The Yankees lost their rubber game against the Athletics in a game that saw starter Don Gullett not even make it through the first inning.  The offense brought the Yankees back but Rawley Eastwick had a tough time and he fell to 2-1.  He gave up three runs on three hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

Chris Chambliss was a perfect three for three with a solo homer.  Reggie Jackson hit homerun number eight and he scored twice in the loss.

May 27, 2008

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Jays

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson

May 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Blue Jays 4, Yankees 1  (26-15)

The Yankees bats failed them as their five game winning streak came to an end against the Blue Jays.  The Yankees managed just five hits and their lone run came on an RBI single by Reggie Jackson in the first inning.

Ed Figueroa took the loss and he fell to 5-2. He gave up four runs (three earned) on ten hits and two walks with five strikeouts in the complete game loss.

May 25, 2008

Yankees Win Fourth Straight

by @ 3:10 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Bucky Dent, Dick Tidrow, Reggie Jackson

May 25, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Indians 3  (25-14)

The Yankees ran up the score once again on the Indians in what was their fourth straight win.  Bucky Dent had a nice day at the plate with two singles and two RBIs while Reggie Jackson went two for four with a walk, a triple, a stolen base, an RBI and two runs.

Dick Tidrow gave the Yankees their second complete game in as many days.  The win improved his record to 3-3 and he gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout.

May 15, 2008

Sparky Lyle Shuts Down White Sox

by @ 3:44 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Jim Beattie, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

May 15, 1978 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 4, White Sox 1  (18-12)

Jim Beattie and Sparky Lyle combined to shut down the White Sox as the Yankees kicked off a two game series in Chicago.  Beattie improved to 2-0 and he gave up the one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up just two hits in 3 2/3 shutout innings and he picked up his sixth save of the season.

The big inning for the Yankees was the fourth in which they scored three of their four runs.  Lou Piniella went three for four with a run and an RBI while Reggie Jackson went two for four with a double and two runs.

May 14, 2008

Royals Shell Three Yankees Pitchers

by @ 3:42 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

May 14, 1978 at Royals Stadium
Royals 10, Yankees 9  (17-12)

The Yankees lost a shootout as they combined with the Royals to score nineteen runs on twenty six hits.  The Yankees were up 6-3 at one point then they were down 9-7 before they tie it in the eighth with two runs.  Unfortunately, Ken Clay gave up a run on two doubles in the ninth inning to lose it 10-9.  Dick Tidrow gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings and Sparky Lyle was shelled for four runs in 2 1/3 innings.

The Yankees scored all of those runs without getting a homerun.  Still, it was Reggie Jackson who led the way.  He went two for four with a walk, an RBI, three runs and two stolen bases.  Chris Chambliss singled twice, drew a walk, drove in two and scored twice in the loss.

May 13, 2008

Reggie Jackson Powers Yankees to Win Over Royals

by @ 3:41 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Goose Gossage, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph

May 13, 1978 at Royals Stadium
Yankees 5, Royals 2  (17-11)

Reggie Jackson put the Yankees on his back and he played a role in four of the Yankees five runs.  He went two for three with his seventh homer, three RBIs and two runs.  Willie Randolph had just one hit, but it was double in which he drove in a run and later scored on.

Ron Guidry improved to 4-0 on the season with eight shutout solid innings.  He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts.  Goose Gossage threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his third save of the season.

May 9, 2008

Catfish Hunter Throws Six Shutout Innings In Yankees Win

by @ 3:14 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Catfish Hunter, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

May 9, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 1  (16-10)

Catfish Hunter threw six shutout innings as he tried to get back on track after a rough start to the season.  He improved to 2-3 and he gave up one hit and two walks with the three strikeouts.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run on three hits in three innings of relief and he picked up his fifth save of the season.

Graig Nettles homered for the second time in as many games and he also doubled and finished with two runs.  Reggie Jackson belted his sixth homer of the season, a solo homer in the fourth inning.

May 6, 2008

Dick Tidrow Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:11 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

May 6, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 9, Yankees 5  (14-10)

The Yankees five game winning streak came to an abrupt end as Dick Tidrow and the Yankees pen were pummelled by the Rangers’ hitters.  Tidrow fell to 1-3 and he gave up five runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run while Ken Clay gave up three as all three hurlers used gave up runs.

Reggie Jackson belted his fifth homerun of the season and he drove in two and scored twice.  Willie Randolph drew a walk and he scored twice in the loss.

May 3, 2008

Three Yankees Homer In Fourth Straight Win

by @ 3:19 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson

May 3, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Royals 5  (13-9)

The Yankees homered their way to a sweep over the Royals in what was their fourth straight win.  Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson and Graig Nettles all went yard for the Yanks.  Spencer’s homer was a two run shot and Graig Nettles solo shot in the eighth broke a 5-5 tie to win it for the Yankees.

Ed Figueroa had a tough start but it was still good enough for the win.  He gave up five runs on ten hits and a walk with three strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage struck out two in a perfect ninth and he picked up his first save since joining the Yankees.

April 30, 2008

Goose Gossage Wins First Game As Yankee

by @ 3:37 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage, Ron Guidry

April 30, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 2  (10-9)

Chris Chambliss singled home Reggie Jackson in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie to provide the winning run.  It was Chambliss’ second RBI of the day and he finished with a team high three hits.  Reggie Jackson also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with a stolen base, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry gave up two unearned runs in 6 1/3 innings in a solid start that resulted in a no decision.  Rich Gossage had his best outing of the season and he improved to 1-3.  He gave up just two hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 shutout innings.

April 23, 2008

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Brewers

by @ 3:21 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage

April 23, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 3, Yankees 2  (6-8)

The Yankees had a tough time at the plate as the Brewers squeaked out a win as the Yankees dropped their series two games to one.  Mickey Rivers was the only hitter with two hits and he drove in a run while Reggie Jackson pitched in with a solo homer, his third of the season.

Catfish Hunter dropped to 0-3 as his disappointing season continued.  He gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings.  Goose Gossage had his first start in which he didn’t give up a run with two shutout innings.

April 18, 2008

Reggie Jackson’s Ninth Inning Homer Wins It For Yankees

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

April 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (5-5)

Reggie Jackson broke a 3-3 tie with a ninth inning walk off solo homer to win it for the Yankees.  Jackson also drew two walks and he finished the game with two runs.  Roy White and Thurman Munson each had two hits and an RBI in the win.

Ron Guidry gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a decent start.  Sparky Lyle gave up just a pair of hits in 2 1/3 innings and he improved to 1-0 on the season.

April 17, 2008

Catfish Hunter Shelled Again In Yankees Loss to Orioles

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Catfish Hunter, Cliff Johnson, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Rich Gossage

April 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 6, Yankees 1  (4-5)

The Yankees lost their first home game of the season as Catfish Hunter was knocked around for the second straight time.  He fell to 0-2 and he gave up five runs on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.  Goose Gossage threw 3 2/3 solid innings, but for the third straight time, he gave up a run.

The Yankees scored their lone run in the second.  Reggie Jackson scored when Cliff Johnson grounded into a double play.  Lou Piniella was the only Yankee with two hits in the loss.

April 13, 2008

Yankees Snap Skid Behind Solid Start by Ron Guidry

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

April 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, White Sox 2  (2-4)

The Yankees won their home opener and in the process, snapped their three game losing streak behind a very nice start by Ron Guidry.  The lefthander gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts in the complete game win.

Reggie Jackson had the big hit of the game.  His three run homer, his first of the season, was the game winner.  Mickey Rivers went two for four with a run and a walk.

April 9, 2008

Reggie Jackson Leads Yankees to Win Over Rangers

by @ 3:22 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson

April 9, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 7, Rangers 1  (1-1)

The Yankees won their first game of the season behind a nice hitting day by their World Series hero, Reggie Jackson.  The slugger went four for five with two doubles, an RBI and two runs.  Chris Chambliss also had a nice game and he went three for four with two RBIs and a run.

Ed Figueroa got it done on the mound and he improved to 1-0.  He gave up one run on three hits with two strikeouts in the complete game win.

September 28, 2007

Yankees Clinch Tie In AL East With Sixth Straight Win

by @ 2:59 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Don Gullett, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson

September 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Blue Jays 0  (99-59
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The Yankees won their sixth straight game and with the Red Sox loss, the Yankees magic number was now down to one.  Four Yankees went yard in the win.  Reggie Jackson had just one hit but it was a grand slam and Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles and Mickey Rivers all went yard in the game as well.  Rivers had a team high three runs while Munson had a team high three hits.

Don Gullett improved to 14-4 with seven shutout innings. He gave up just five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in the win.

September 15, 2007

Sparky Lyle Is Hit Hard As Yankees Fail to Sweep Red Sox

by @ 4:47 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

September 15, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 7, Yankees 3  (90-57)

The almost always reliable Sparky Lyle was tagged for six runs in the sixth inning as the Red Sox salvaged the final game against the Yankees.  Lyle dropped to 12-5 after he came in to relieve Mike Torrez.

Thurman Munson belted a two run homer, his 15th of the season.  Reggie Jackson also went yard with a solo shot for his 27th homer of the season.

September 14, 2007

Ed Figueroa Throws Seven Hit Shutout In Second Straight Win Over Red Sox

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Bucky Dent, Ed Figueroa, Reggie Jackson

September 14, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Red Sox 0  (90-56)

Ed Figueroa improved to 15-9 on the season with an incredible start as the Yankees took their second straight game over the Red Sox.  He gave up seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Reggie Jackson drove in both Yankee runs with his 26th homer of the season.  He and Bucky Dent were the only Yankee hitters to pick up two hits in thegame.

September 11, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Blue Jays

by @ 4:51 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Cliff Johnson, Dick Tidrow, Don Gullett, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

September 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3  (88-55)

Dick Tidrow pitched the Yankees to a win over the Blue Jays in the first game of their doubleheader.  He gave up just two runs on six hits and one walk with one strikeout in seven innings of work.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run in the final two frames and he picked up save number 23.

Reggie Jackson hit a big two run homer, his 25th of the season.  Roy White went two for three.

September 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 4  (88-56)
 

The Blue Jays salvaged a split in their doubleheader with the Yankees as Don Gullett was knocked around.  He fell to 11-4 and he gave up five runs on six hits and five walks with six strikeouts in six innings of work.

Cliff Johnson singled and drove in two runs in the loss.  Lou Piniella went two for three with a double, a triple a run and an RBI.

September 7, 2007

Yankees Come Back to Beat Indians In Ten Innings

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Thurman Munson

September 7, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 4, Indians 3  (85-54)

The Yankees went into the top of the ninth inning down 3-0 but they rallied to tie the game up and send it into extra frames.  Then Thurman Munson scored on Reggie Jackson’s single in the top of the tenth to complete the comeback.  Mickey Rivers had a big two run single in the ninth inning and Roy White was a perfect three for three with a run.

Ron Guidry pitched all ten innings and he improved to 13-6.  He gave up three runs on ten hits and four walks with five strikeouts.

September 6, 2007

Reggie Jackson Drives In Four Runs In Yankees Win

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Dick Tidrow, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

September 6, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 8, Indians 3  (84-54)

Reggie Jackson had a huge day at the plate as the Yankees got back on track with a win.  He went two for four with a homerun and four RBIs.  The homerun brings his season total up to 24 on the season.  Lou Piniella also went yard with his tenth homerun.

Dick Tidrow improved to 9-4 with a nice start. He gave up two runs on five hits and six walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run on six hits with two walks with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings to earn his 22nd save of the season.

August 28, 2007

Ron Guidry Throws Two Hit Shutout In Another Yankees Win

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

August 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 1, Rangers 0  (77-52)

The Yankees won again in the month of August and this time it was behind the arm of the young Ron Guidry.  He improved to 11-6 and he gave up just two hits with eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.

Graig Nettles tripled, drew a walk and scored the lone run in the win.  Reggie Jackson singled, drew a walk and drove in the only run.

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