Lead Story - 4/29/2019
New York Yankees - 1956 World Series ChampionsThe 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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