March Thru History II, 1958

New York Yankees - 1957 World Series Champion

The Mighty Yankees took home the Word Championship for the 4th straight year, beating the New York Giants 4 games to 1 in a rematch of the 1956 World Series. The Series started in the Bronx with the both teams battling 4-4 into the 7th, when the Yankees exploded for 5 runs. Series MVP Mickey Mantle hit a 2 run Homer, and Jackie Jensen followed with another 2 run shot and the Yankees took game 1, 9-4. Mantle hit .647 in the Series with a 2.176 OPS with 2 Home Runs and 7 RBI.
The Giants evened the Series in game 2 with Sam Calderone’s 3 RBI on 3 hits including a solo Home Run in the 4th. Once again the game was tied 4-4, and this time the Giants got 4 runs on RBI singles by Calderone and Jackie Brandt and a 2 run double by Bill White giving the Giants the win 8-6.
The Series headed to the Polo Grounds for Game 3 and the Yankees took command. The Yankees took the early lead in the 3rd with a 2 run Double by Mantle, and although the Giants fought hard, the Yankees took the game 6-4.
Spec Shea took the mound in game 4, and threw a 3 hit gem, stiking out 6 in route to a 4-0 win and a 3-1 series lead.
The Giants took the lead 3-0 in game 5, but the Yankees scored 5 runs in the 5th inning, insuring that the Championship Trophy would remain in the Bronx. The Yanks started the 5th with back to back singles by Gil McDougal and Bobby Brown. The Giants then walked Mantle and Yogi Berra loading the bases for Jensen, who singled in 2 runs, and the Yanks took the Championship with a 5-3 victory.

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McDonald dominates, Orioles win 3-0

Jim McDonald was brilliant last night, allowing just 2 hits over 7 innings, leading the Orioles to a 3-0 win over the Cubs. | Box

Goldsberry powers White Sox to win over Giants

Gordon Goldsberry blasted 2 homers, lifting the White Sox to a 14-10 win over San Francisco. San Francisco's Orlando Cepeda had 4 RBIs. | Box

Huge night for Lumpe carries Yankees to victory

Jerry Lumpe was on his game, knocking in 3 runs in New York's 5-3 victory over the Pirates. Lumpe also had 3 hits in the game. | Box

Red-hot Ennis can't overcome Tigers onslaught

A 4-RBI game from Del Ennis couldn't lift the Phillies to victory. Detroit prevailed by a score of 10-7. | Box

Big game for Stephens lifts Red Sox to victory

Gene Stephens drove in 4 runs, carrying Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Athletics. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

W. Post, Redlegs .3815 HR7 RBI
G. Stephens, Red Sox .3892 HR9 RBI
F. Castleman, Giants .2733 HR8 RBI
J. Jensen, Yankees .4503 HR6 RBI
R. Colavito, Indians .4742 HR7 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

E. Valo, Athletics 6 for 23 (.261)
J. Groth, Tigers 3 for 20 (.150)
R. York, Tigers 5 for 21 (.238)
T. Kubek, Yankees 4 for 20 (.200)
W. Dropo, Red Sox 4 for 20 (.200)

Leaders: SLG

B. Skowron, Yankees .682
M. Mantle, Yankees .631
J. Garagiola, Cardinals .625
T. Gilbert, Phillies .617
E. Mathews, Braves .607

Leaders: H/9

W. Ford, Yankees 5.7
B. Turley, Orioles 6.3
C. Simmons, Phillies 6.5
C. Stobbs, Red Sox 6.5
R. Crone, Braves 6.6

New York Yankees - 1956 World Series Champions

The New York Yankees won their 3rd straight World Championship, beating the New York Giants 4 games to 1, behind the brilliant pitching of series MVP Whitey Ford. Ford won 2 games, holding the Giants to 2 runs on 4 hits in game 1, and brought the Trophy back to the Bronx with a game 5, 6 hit shutout.

The Yankees took care of business without the long ball, hitting only 2 home runs in the series. The Yankees opened the with a 10-2 victory, behind 13 hits, only 2 went for extra bases. Game 2 was a hard fought matchup, which the Yankees claimed victory in the 10th on a ground ball Fielder's choice RBI by Yogi Berra. Elston Howard scored the winning run beating out the throw home.

Tom Morgan won game 4, giving the Yankees a 3-0 series lead. Morgan held the Giants to 1 run on 6 hits. The Giants avoided the sweep with a 8-1 game 4 victory. Dick Fowler went the distance for the Giants, holding the Yankees to 1 run on 5 hits. Dusty Rhodes went 4 for 5, driving in 4 runs on a triple and a home run.

Mickey Mantle led the Yankees offense, batting .400, with a 1.00 OPS. Dusty Rhodes led the Giants offense, with a .350 Avg,1.15 OPS, 1 Triple, and 1 Home Run

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New York Yankees - 1955 World Series Champion

The New York Yankees won Back to Back World Series Championships in impressive fashion. After Sweeping the Indians for the American League Pennant, the Yankee bats continued to be on fire, beating the mighty Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 1.

The Yankees opened the series with an impressive 6-3 win behind the pitching of Whitey Ford. Series MVP Bill Skowron scored 3 runs, crushing 2 Home Runs in the victory. Skowron finished the series batting .412 with a 2.059 OPS, with 3 Doubles and 3 Home Runs. Jackie Jensen led the way in and 8-6 game 2 victory, driving in 5, with 1 double and 1 HR.

The Dodgers got their only win in game 3 when Snider scored the game winning run in the 9th inning on a single by Campanella. Gil Hodges led the hitting for the Dodgers, batting .381 with a .952 OPS.

The Yankees took game 4 behind the 3 hit shutout pitching of Vic Raschi, and the 4 for 4 hitting by Skowron. The Yankees then closed the series behind 2 game winner Whitey Ford.

New York Yankees - 1954 World Series Champs

The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2 to take the 1954 World Series Championship. The Yanks found themselves down early as the Cubs took the first two games at Wrigley Field behind a 4 hitter by Warren Hacker and a 3 hit shutout by Bob Rush.

The Yankees returned home to the Bronx and took game 3, in a very close 4-3 victory behind Ace pitcher Whitey Ford. In game 4, the Yankees offense exploded, and the Cubs pitching could not handle the onslaught. Behind Series MVP Yogi Berra, the Yankees scored 28 runs in the next 3 games. Yogi finished the series with a .500 Avg, 1.50 OPS, and 7 RBI, batting an incredible .830 in the final 3 games.

Game 6 was an offensive thriller with 28 hits and 9 walks. The lead changed hands 5 times, but the Yankees took command in the 7th behind Bill Skowron's triple.

Smoky Burgess led the Cubs offense batting .500, 1.7 OPS.

Brooklyn Dodgers - 1953 World Series Champion

The Brooklyn Dodgers dominated the final 3 games of the 1953 World Series, beating the New York Yankees 4 games to 1. The Dodgers pitching held the Yankee bats at bay, and Rex Barney pitched fantastic in game 5, holding the Yankees to 1 run on 5 hits.

The First two games were terrific. The Yankees took game one of the series with a 3-1 victory behind the pitching of Vic Raschi and the bat of Mickey Mantle, who scored all three runs for the Yankees. The Dodgers evened the series in a 12 inning thriller. Series MVP Gil Hodges hit the game winning home run driving in Carl Furillo. Hodges finished with 3 Home Runs, hitting .348 with a 1.217 OPS. Carl Furillo (.474 avg) and Duke Snider (.389 avg) were also on fire in the Series.

The Dodgers pitchers took control of the series behind Don Newcombe in game 3. Newcombe held the Yankees to 1 run on 3 hits in seven strong innings. Mantle and Yogi Bera led the Yankee offense.

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