Sunday, June 23, 2024

Whitey Ford Strikes Out 10, 1939 Yanks Rally in 9th Past Mets

 Pitching in his Cy Young year, Whitey Ford struck out 10 in a quality start, but for the second straight game the Yankees had to rally from behind in the 8th and 9th innings. To give an idea of how tough a feat 10 strikeouts was in past eras, Ford got the 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 inning, while the other 10 pitches used by the two teams in two games registered a total of 15 strikeouts n 29 innings.

 In game 1 in Shea Stadium the Yankees put on a great rally for two runs in the 9th and the winning run on base, but the inning ended with Joe DiMaggio on deck and two on base in a 5-4 loss.However, this time they Yankees cut it to 3-3 in the 8th, and in the 9th inning the bench came through.  

Tommy Henrich pinch hit, walked and stole second base to start an inning to start the inning and later the Yankees had 2nd and 3rd with just one out to draw in the infield.  The hero was then Atley Donald, who hit what would have been a base clearing triple, but was scored a single since Henrich scored form third base and the Yankees won 4-3 to split the series with two 1-run games.
Game 1                                   123    456    789     RHE
1939 New York Yankees020 000 002 480
1961 New York Mets030 010 01  581
Game 2123 456 789 RHE
1961 New York Mets010 100 100 371
1939 New York Yankees100 000 111 470

Here are the combnied batting stats for the two games, followed by the pitching stats.

New York Mets 1969         AB     R    H     BI       BB       Other
LFCleon Jones81200sb
1BDonn Clendenon70202 
RFArt Shamsky*91110hr
CFTommie Agee80101 
2BKen Boswell*50103 
SSBud Harrelson#723002b,3b
CJerry Grote80110 
3BWayne Garrett*71120bb
PPitchers 1969 813002b
 New York Yankees 1939ABRHBIBBOther
LFGeorge Selkirk*833012-2b
2BJoe Gordon80201sb
CFJoe DiMaggio70101 
RFCharlie Keller*80100 
3BRed Rolfe*50102 
CBill Dickey*60102 
1BBabe Dahlgren81200hr
SSFrankie Crosetti50000 
PPitchers 193940100sb
 Atley Donald*10100gw-rbi
 Joe Gallagher10100sb
 Bump Hadley00000 
 Tommy Henrich*121013b,sb
 Monte Pearson20000 
 Red Ruffing10010 
 New York Mets 1969IPHRERBBK
G1Tom Seaver (W)8.774425
 Tug McGraw (S)0.310010
G2Gary Gentry6.342234
 Jack DiLauro1.721100
 Jim McAndrew (L)0.311120
 New York Yankees 1939IPHRERBBK
G1Bill Stafford (L)574422
 Hal Reniff210012
 Johnny James100011
G2Whitey Ford6.3633310
 Luis Arroyo0.700020
 Bud Daley (W)210001

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