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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 27, 2008

Yogi Berra Helps Hit Yankees To Blowout Win Over Athletics

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Art Ditmar, Duke Maas, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra, Zach Monroe

June 27, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Yankees 10, Athletics 3  (42-22)

The Yankees made it three straight wins in a 10-3 blowout in the Yankees opener against the Athletics.  Gil McDougald went two for five with a double, three RBIs and a run.  Yogi Berra went three for four with a triple, a walk, two RBIs and three runs.

Duke Maas didn’t last long in this one and he was shelled for three runs in two innings.  The pen picked him up through and Zach Monroe and Art Ditmar combined to throw seven innings of shutout relief.  Ditmar picked up the win and he improved to 2-0 on the season.

June 20, 2008

Yankees Held to Five Hits In Loss to Tigers

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Turley, Bobby Shantz, Tony Kubek, Virgil Trucks, Yogi Berra

June 20, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Tigers 7, Yankees 1  (38-20)

The Yankees still couldn’t figure out the Tigers regardless of the venue and in this one, the offense was held to just five hits.  Tony Kubek went two for three and Yogi Berra drove in the lone run with a solo homer in the fourth inning.

Bob Turley took the loss and he fell to 10-3.  He gave up three runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in six innings.  Virgil Trucks and Bobby Shantz combined to give up four runs in the seventh inning to complete the blowout.

June 14, 2008

Yankees Blow Comeback In Loss to Tigers

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Johnny Kucks, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren, Yogi Berra

June 14, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 4, Yankees 3  (35-17)

The Yankees came back in the eighth inning to take a one run lead only to have the Tigers scored two in the ninth to steal the win.  Ryne Duren gave up the final run and he took the loss.  He fell to 3-2 while Johnny Kucks decent start went to waste.  He gave up three runs on nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts seven innings of work.

Yogi Berra had the big hit with an eighth inning three run homer.  It was his tenth homer of the season and Norm Siebern went three for four with an RBI.

June 11, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Athletics

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bob Turley, Bobby Richardson, Don Larsen, Elston Howard, Norm Siebern, Ryne Duren, Tony Kubek, Yogi Berra

June 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Athletics 2  (33-14)

Elston Howard and Tony Kubek led the way at the plate for the Yankees in their first game of a doubleheader with the Athletics.  Kubek went three for five with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs while Howard went three for four with a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run.  Yogi Berra pitched in with a solo homer, his ninth long ball of the season.

Don Larsen improved to a perfect 5-0 with a solid start.  He gave up two runs on six hits and seven walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Ryne Duren held the Athletics to just one hit in the final 2 2/3 innings and he earned save number nine.

June 11, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Athletics 1  (34-14)

The Yankees finished up their sweep over the Athletics behind another great start by Bob Turley.  He improved to 10-1 and he gave up just a single run on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in the complete game win.

The Yankees managed just five hits to go along with their six walks but it was enough for the win.  Bobby Richardson tripled and drove in a run while Norm Siebern singled, drew two walks and scored a run.

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 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.

June 3, 2008

Johnny Kucks Throws Two Hit Shutout

by @ 3:33 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - June, Bill Skowron, Gil McDougald, Hank Bauer, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle, Tony Kubek, Yogi Berra

June 3, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 13, White Sox 0  (29-10)

For the second straight game, a Yankee starter hurled a shutout and this time it was Johnny Kucks who got it done with a two hitter.  He walked three and struck out two and the win pushed his record to 4-1.

Mickey Mantle, Bill Skowron and Yogi Berra all went yard in this one.  Tony Kubek, Mantle and Gil McDougald all drove in three runs in the blowout while Hank Bauer and Mantle scored three runs each.

May 31, 2008

Yankees Snap Skid, Top Red Sox In Ten

by @ 2:56 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Don Larsen, Enos Slaughter, Ryne Duren, Yogi Berra

May 31, 1958 at Fenway Park
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4  (26-10)

It took ten ininngs but the Yankees snapped their four game skid and finished the month of May on a winning note.  Yogi Berra capped off a three run ninth with a two run double that sent the game into extra frames and then Enos Slaughter belted a two run homer in the top of the tenth to give the Yanks the runs they’d need to win it.

Don Larsen threw seven solid innings in a no decision.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and four walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.  Ryne Duren pitched the final two frames and while he gave up a run, he improved to 2-1.

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 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 24, 2008

Yankees Held to Just Pair of Runs, Ten Game Winning Streak Ends

by @ 3:27 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Sal Maglie, Tony Kubek, Yogi Berra

May 24, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Tigers 3, Yankees 2  (23-6)

The Yankees didn’t get much at the plate in this one as they dropped just their sixth game of the season.  Yogi Berra was the only Yankee with two hits.  He singled, doubled, drew a walk and scored a run.  Tony Kubek singled, walked and scored.

Sal Maglie took the loss and he fell to 1-1 on the season.  He gave up three runs on eight hits and four walks with two strikeouts in seven frames.

May 23, 2008

Bob Turley Improves to 7-0 In Yankees Tenth Straight Win

by @ 3:24 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra

May 23, 1958 at Briggs Stadium
Yankees 8, Tigers 1  (23-5)

Bob Turley did it again and his pitching along with a ton of hitting pushed the Yankees to their tenth straight win.  He improved to 7-0 and he gave up one run on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts in the complete game.

Gil McDougald and Elston Howard both homered and drove in three runs.  Yogi Berra pitched in with a two run shot in the eighth inning.

May 9, 2008

Yogi Berra Homers, Drives In Three In Yankees Win

by @ 3:15 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Turley, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra

May 9, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Senators 5  (11-4)

After almost a week off because of tough weather, Bob Turley got started exactly where he left off in this one. Despite his worst start of the season, he improved to 4-0.  He gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and six walks with nine strikeouts in another complete game.

Turley helped out his own cause with an eighth inning solo homer.  Yogi Berra had a big game with a single, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs while Mickey Mantle went three for five with a homerun and two runs scored.

April 29, 2008

Moose Skowron Powers Yankees to Win Over Tigers

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Skowron, Bobby Shantz, Yogi Berra

April 29, 1958 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 1  (9-3)

The Yankees got another solid outing from their starter as Bobby Shantz held the Tigers to a single run on six hits.  He improved to 2-0 and he gave up a walk with seven strikeouts.

Moose Skowron had a big day at the plate.  He was a perfect three for three with a walk, two homers and three RBIs.  Yogi Berra pitched in with a solo homer, his second long ball of the season.

April 26, 2008

Bob Turley Throws One Hit Shutout

by @ 3:52 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Andy Carey, Bob Turley, Yogi Berra

April 26, 1958 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 2, Orioles 0  (8-3)

Bob Turley gave up just a single hit in his start against the Orioles and the Yankees snapped their two game losing streak.  The no-hitter was broken up with two outs in the sixth inning and the win pushed Turley’s record to 2-0 on the season.

Andy Carey was the hitting star in the win.  He went two for four and he provided half of the Yankees offense with a solo homer.  Yogi Berra doubled, drew a walk and scored.

April 19, 2008

Yankees Hold Off Orioles For Third Straight Win

by @ 3:53 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Andy Carey, Bob Grim, Bobby Shantz, Gil McDougald, Ryne Duren, Yogi Berra

April 19, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (4-1)

The Yankees had to rely on their bullpen to get out of a ninth inning jam but they held on to win their third straight game.  Bobby Shantz took a shutout into the ninth inning but he gave up two runs and stranded a runner before he got pulled with one out.  Bob Grim came in and gave up a walk and a single to make it a one run game before Ryne Duren came in and got rookie Jim Marshall to bounce into a game ending double play.  Shantz picked up the win while Duren earned a save.

Gil McDougald had a big day at the plate.  He went three for three with a walk, a homerun and two runs.  Andy Carey belted a solo homer while Yogi Berra singled twice and scored a run.

April 15, 2008

Don Larsen Throws Four Hit Shutout In Yankees Opener

by @ 3:40 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - April, Don Larsen, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra

April 15, 1958 at Fenway Park
Yankees 3, Red Sox 0  (1-0)

The Yankees kicked off their quest for their fourth straight American League pennant with a dominating win over the Red Sox.  Don Larsen yielded just four singles and he walked three en route to a complete game shutout.  He struck out two in the contest.

Yogi Berra brought the big stick as he provided the bulk of the Yankees offense.  He went two for four and he belted a two run homer in the seventh inning.  Mickey Mantle walked twice and scored a run to help out the cause.

April 19, 2007

Walks Haunt Joe Page in Yankees Loss

by @ 11:01 am. Filed under 1947 Yankees, 1947 Yankees Diary - April, Charlie Keller, George McQuinn, Joe Page, Yogi Berra

April 19, 1947 at Griffith Stadium 

Senators 4, Yankees 2  (2-2)

Yankees starter Joe Page gave up four walks in a four run fifth inning that cost the Yankees the game.  He took the loss and finished the game with five walks and a strikeout.

George McQuinn drove in both Yankee runs in the seventh inning on a double that scored Charlie Keller and Yogi Berra.  The Yankees were held to a mere four hits in the game.

April 18, 2007

Allie Reynolds Shuts Out Senators, Yankees Win Second Straight

by @ 10:55 am. Filed under 1947 Yankees, 1947 Yankees Diary - April, Allie Reynolds, Charlie Keller, Yogi Berra

April 18, 1947 at Griffith Stadium

Yankees 7, Senators 0  (2-1)

The Yankees made it two straight wins behind an eight hit shutout by Allie Reynolds.  He walked two and struck out six.

Charlie Keller had the big hit of the game.  His three run homerun capped off a four run third inning that opened the game.  Yogi Berra also had a great game.  He went four for five with an RBI and two runs. 

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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