Friday, June 21, 2024

Willie Mays 2nd HR in 2 Games Rallies NY Giants after Ortiz 3-run HR

David Ortiz's 3-run homer gave 2007 Boston Red Sox a 4-1 lead and chance for a sweep of the 2-game series, but the 1954 New York Giants rallied for three in the fifth and then Willie Mays hit his 2nd homer in two games, a 7th inning game-winner to make it 5-4.

The two teams start 1-1 in our 16-team all-time Boston-New York Division. We have four other all-time divisions, the East, Midwest, West and East, but so much of the history of baseball occurred in New York and Boston that we have one entire division of great teams from just those two cities.

The Boston Red Sox 1946 team with Ted Williams is in 1st due to a 2-0 record and the best run differential, while Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 are also 2-0. Six other teams in the set of all-time cards in the division and four teams still to be created later.

Here is the box score from the game, followed by the standings of all great Boston and New York teams.
Game 1 (HR 11-38)           123     456      789       R  H   E
2007 Boston Red Sox010210001572
1954 New York Giants000200000221
Game 2 (HR 11-58)123456789RHE
1954 New York Giants0100301005110
2007 Boston Red Sox0130000004103

Pos              New York Giants 1954          AB   R  H    BI     Other
LFMonte Irvin8010bb
3BHank Thompson*8200 
CFWillie Mays93432-HR
RFDon Mueller*82322b,w
CRay Katt9022 
DH-benDusty Rhodes*4000 
SSAl Dark7010 
1BWhitey Lockman*7020 
2BDavey Williams6000bb
PPitchers at bat00002-sac
PHBobby Hofman1000 
PosBoston Red Sox 2007ABRHBIOther
CFCoco Crisp#9110 
3BMike Lowell8110sf
DH-1BDavid Ortiz*9133HR
LFManny Ramirez8220 
1B-benKevin Youkilis4020 
2BDustin Pedroia82212-2b,bb
CJason Varitek#7120 
RFJ.D. Drew*80222b
SSJulio Lugo60102-sb,bb
PPitchers at bat3011 
PHJacoby Ellsbury*2100sb
New York Giants 1954         IP     H    R    ER    W     K      Dec
Johnny Antonelli (G1)4.774424L
Hoyt Wilhelm3.300024 
Windy McCall101000 
Sal Maglie (G2)4104403 
Marv Grissom300002W
Jim Hearn200001S
Boston Red Sox 2007IPHRERWKDec
Clay Buchholz (G1)722107W
Jonathan Papelbon100011H
Hideki Okajima100011S
Curt Schilling (G2)4.784415 
Javier Lopez1.300011 
Brendan Donnelly121101L
Manny Delcarmen210001 

Here are the standings in the division so far.
Team                     YearLScoreAllowStars (top 100 players of all time)                            
Boston Red Sox1946201755. Ted WilliamsTex Hughson
Brooklyn Dodgers195520221138. Jackie Robinson, 83. Roy Campanella, 95. Duke Snider
Boston Red Sox2007119763. David OrtizJonathan Papelbon
New York Giants195411792. Willie MaysJohnny Antonelli
New York Yankees19270211221. Babe Ruth & 6. Lou Gehrig
New York Yankees1961025177. Mickey MantleYogi Berra, 60. Whitey Ford
Yet to PlayYearWLScoreAllow 
Boston Braves19140000Johnny Evers*, Bill James
New York Mets1969000022. Tom Seaver, 42. Nolan Ryan
New York Mets19860000Darryl Strawberry*, Dwight Gooden
New York Yankees1939000016. Joe DiMaggioMarius Russo
New York Yankees1998000028. Derek Jeter, 31. Mariano Rivera
New York Yankees20220000Aaron JudgeNestor Cortes
Future TeamsYearWLScoreAllow 
Boston Red Sox1903000021. Cy YoungJimmy Collins
Boston Red Sox1915000036 Tris Speaker, 1 Babe Ruth
Boston Red Sox19860000Wade BoggsRoger Clemens
New York Giants1905000025. Christy MathewsonMike Donlin*

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