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June 28, 2008

Whitey Ford Wins 100th Game With Three Hit Shutout

by @ 4:47 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Andy Carey, Norm Siebern, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra

June 28, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Yankees 8, Athletics 0  (43-22)

White Ford threw a three hit shutout and the Yankees piled on eight runs as the Yankees picked up their fourth straight win.  Ford improved to 9-3 and he gave up just two walks and he struck out eight.  It was Ford’s 100th career win.

Yogi Berra led the way at the plate. He went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs.  Norm Siebern and Andy Carey also left the park in the win.

June 23, 2008

Yankees Shut Out Again, Held to Three Hits

by @ 4:39 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Whitey Ford

June 23, 1958 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 2, Yankees 0  (39-22)

The Yankees hitters were held in check to the tune of just three hits as the Yankees opened their series with the White Sox in the loss column.  No Yankee reached base more then once and all three hits were for just one base.

A pretty good start by Whitey Ford went to waste and he fell to 8-3 on the season.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts in the complete game loss.

June 17, 2008

Whitey Ford Throws Three Hitter, Yankees Snap Four Game Skid

by @ 4:20 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Hank Bauer, Moose Skowron, Whitey Ford

June 17, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 4, Indians 0  (36-19)

The Yankees snapped their four game losing streak behind an exceptional three hit shutout by Whitey Ford.  He gave up just the three hits with two walks and he struck out ten.

Moose Skowron had the big blast with three run homer in the sixth inning.  Hank Bauer went three for four and he scored one of the Yankees runs.

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 7, 2008

Yogi Berra Drives In Four In Yankees Second Straight Win

by @ 3:46 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra

June 7, 1958 at Yankee Stadium

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Yankees 6, Indians 3  (32-12)

The Yankees made it two straight over the Indians behind a nice game by Yogi Berra.  The backstop belted a three run homer, his eighth long ball of the season, and he finished with four RBIs.  Mickey Mantle singled, walked and scored twice.

Whitey Ford improved to 7-2 with a nice start.  He gave up three runs on ten hits and one walk with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

June 2, 2008

Hank Bauer Homers Twice In Win Over White Sox

by @ 3:32 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Hank Bauer, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford

June 2, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 0  (28-10)

The Yankees kicked off their homestand with a win behind a solid seven hit shutout by Whitey Ford.  He walked four and struck out ten and the win pushed his record to 6-2 on the season.

Hank Bauer belted a pair of solo homers and that brought his season total up to five on the season.  Mickey Mantle hit a solo homer of his own and like Bauer, it was his fifth of the season.  Bauer’s second homer was a huge shot that hit off of the facing of the upper deck.

May 30, 2008

Yankees Losing Streak Extended to Four Games After Doubleheader Sweep By Senators

by @ 3:53 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Grim, Bobby Shantz, Gil McDougald, Harry Simpson, Tony Kubek, Whitey Ford

May 30, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Senators 13, Yankees 8  (25-9)

For the first time all season, the Yankees had a three game losing streak and this time it was the pitching and defense that got them into trouble.  Whitey Ford last just three innings but four of the six runs he gave up were unearned.  Bob Grim also had a tough time and he gave up five runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.  He fell to 0-1 on the season.

Harry Simpson had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.  Gil McDougald singled twice, drew a walk, drove in a run and scored.

May 30, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Senators 7, Yankees 2  (25-10)

The Senators handed the Yankees their fourth straight loss as the doubleheader between the two teams resulted in a sweep.  Bobby Shantz had a tough start and he fell to 4-1.  He gave up five runs on six hits with six strikeouts in seven innings and three of the six hits he gave up went over the fence.

Gil McDougald singled, drew a walk and drove in both Yankees runs.  Tony Kubek had a team high two hits and he scored a run.

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 21, 2008

Gil McDougald Powers Yankees to Eighth Straight Win

by @ 3:17 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Elston Howard, Gil McDougald, Whitey Ford

May 21, 1958 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 5, White Sox 2  (21-5)

The Yankees impressive start continued as the Yankees won their eighth straight game.  Elston Howard belted a two run shot in the fifth inning to tie the game at 2-2 and then Gil McDougald hit a three run blast in the sixth to give the Yankees the win.

Whitey Ford had another nice start and he improved to 4-2.  He gave up two runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in the complete game win.

May 16, 2008

Whitey Ford Pitches Yankees to Third Straight Win

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Gil McDougald, Tony Kubek, Whitey Ford

May 16, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 7, Senators 2  (16-5)

Whitey Ford got it done on the mound for the Yankees as they picked up their third straight win to continue their impressive start to the season.  Ford improved to 3-2 and he gave up two runs on eight hits and four walks with five strikeouts in the complete game win.

Gil McDougald was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for two with two walks and a two run homer.  Tony Kubek went three for four with a double and two RBIs.

May 10, 2008

Whitey Ford Leads Yankees In Shutout Win Over Senators

by @ 4:17 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Gil McDougald, Jerry Lumpe, Moose Skowron, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford

May 10, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Senators 0  (12-4)

Whitey Ford and Ryne Duren combined to throw a six hit shutout as the Yankees picked up their third win in a row.  Ford improved to 2-2 and he gave up six hits with five strikeouts in seven shutout innings.  Duren was equally impressive with two shutout innings in which he walked two and struck out five.

Gil McDougald and Jerry Lumpe both had three hits and two runs a piece in the win.  Moose Skowron belted a two run homer in the third inning, his fourth long ball of the season.

April 30, 2008

Whitey Ford Is Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:00 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Gil McDougald, Whitey Ford

April 30, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 10, Yankees 1  (9-4)

The Yankees suffered their worst defeat of the season as Whitey Ford was lit up by the Tigers’ hitters.  Ford fell to 1-2 and he gave up seven runs (five earned) on twelve hits and three walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.

Ford doubled and he scored the only run of the game.  Bill Skowron and Gil McDougald were the only two Yankees hitters with more then one hit.

April 25, 2008

Whitey Ford Gives Up Two Ninth Inning Runs In Yankees Second Straight Loss

by @ 3:15 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford

April 25, 1958 at Griffith Stadium
Senators 2, Yankees 1  (7-3)

The Yankees lost back to back games for the first time this season as Whitey Ford pitched a gem, it was just through eight innings.  He had a four hit shutout going before getting giving up a walk and a double after an error to lose it in the ninth.  The loss dropped Ford to 1-1 on the season.

Mickey Mantle doubled twice and he scored the lone Yankee run.   Bill Skowron doubled twice and drove in Mantle in the first frame.

April 18, 2008

Whitey Ford Throws Five Hitter In Yankees Home Opener

by @ 3:34 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford

April 18, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Orioles 1  (3-1)

The Yankees won their home opener as they dispatched the Orioles with another solid outing from their starting pitcher.  This time it was Whitey Ford who got it done.  He gave up just a single run on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in the complete game win.

Moose Skowron went three for four with a double, a run and an RBI to lead the Yankees at the plate.  Mickey Mantle was a perfect two for two with two walks and two runs.

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