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June 12, 2008

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Athletics

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Art Ditmar, Elston Howard, Mickey Mantle, Ryne Duren, Tom Sturdivant, Whitey Ford

June 12, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Athletics 4, Yankees 1  (34-15)

The Yankees offense was held in check as they kicked off their second doubleheader with the Athletics in as many days.  Andy Carey had two of the Yankees eight hits and he accounted for their lone run with a solo homer in the eighth inning.

Tom Sturdivant took the loss and he fell to 1-4.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings.  Art Ditmar threw a solid game and he held the Athletics to one unearned run on four hits in three innings of relief.  The win by the Athletics snapped a seventeen game losing streak at Yankee Stadium

June 12, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Athletics 2  (35-15)

Back to back doubleheaders are tough enough but when the final game goes twelve innings, it makes for a long week.  Still, Elston Howard singled home Andy Carey in the bottom of the twelth for the game winner.  Mickey Mantle drew four walks in the game while Moose Skowron went two for six with his sixth homer of the season.

Whitey Ford had an exceptional start but unfortunately, he didn’t get the win.  He gave up two runs on ten hits with seven strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.  Ryne Duren struck out four of the five batters he faced in 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief and he improved to 3-1 on the season.

June 4, 2008

Tom Sturdivant Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:35 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Grim, Mickey Mantle, Tom Sturdivant, Yogi Berra

June 4, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
White Sox 7, Yankees 2  (29-11)

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end behind a rough outing by Tom Sturdivant.  He fell to 1-3 and he gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with a strikeout in six innings.  Bob Grim was also tagged for a pair of runs in his two innings of work.

Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle both hit their seventh homers of the season.  Berra went yard in the second inning while Mantle’s came in the sixth.  Mantles homer was measured at 478 feet and it landed between the 19th and 20th row of the auxiliary scoreboard.

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.

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 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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