8/27 in Yankee History
red-letter day –
In the second game of a doubleheader with the Indians attended by
40,959 fans, Monte Pearson tosses the first no-hitter in Yankee
Stadium history, in the process winning his 10th
straight game. The final score is 13-0. Pearson faces just 27
batters‚ striking out 7. The Yankees‚ playing their 6th
successive doubleheader‚ increase their AL lead to 12 games. In the
lidlifter, Joe DiMaggio has 3 triples in an 8-7 Yankee win. New York
score 4 in the 9th‚ the last 2 coming around on DiMaggio’s 3rd
successive triple‚ to win it.
other 27ths of August…
At Anaheim, the Yankees
get two homers each from Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter to beat the
Angels 11-8 and avoid a three game sweep. Williams adds a double and
drives in 6 runs. The Angels are the only team against whom Joe Torre
has a losing record as Yankee manager; the Halos are 53-51 against
the Yanks with Torre as the skipper.
The Yankees obtain outfielder Matt Lawton (below) from the Cubs in exchange
for minor league pitcher Justin Berg.
’40s Yankee outfielder Johnny Lindell dies at the age of 68.
Dave Kingman hits a double and homer to help Oakland score 7 runs in
the 7th inning‚ but that’s all the A’s score in losing to the
Yankees‚ 7-6. Bob Meacham has 2 homers‚ including the game
winner in the 8th‚ to back Dave Righetti’s relief win. Bill Caudill
is the loser.
the Oakland A’s 6-2 to complete a 6-0 August that has been integral
to the Yanks’ return from the dead. Utilizing a spin windup that he
may have copied from Boston’s wily Luis Tiant, Hunter brings to mind
the old saw that has it that a flashlight burns brightest just before
the light goes out. Ron Guidry’s brilliance this year would have
gone for naught without him.
Toby Harrah and Bump Wills of the Rangers hit back-to-back
inside-the-park home runs on consecutive pitches off Ken Clay,
highlighting an 8-2 win over the Yankees, only the second loss for
New York in 14 games. It ties the ML mark and it is the first time
since 1946 that two batters have connected consecutively on IPHRs.
In the opener of a doubleheader with the Red Sox at the Stadium, Jim
Bouton (18-6) takes a no-hitter into the 9th inning‚ but pinch
hitter Russ Nixon leads off with a single to break up the no-no.
Bouton allows a second single as the Yankees win 5-0. Ralph Terry
blanks the Bosox 3-0 in the nitecap to complete the sweep.
Allie Reynolds hurls a 2-hitter in a 2-1 win over the White Sox.
Tommy Henrich delivers Joe DiMaggio in the 10th
with the walkoff single.
The Yankees outslug the White Sox 13-10 in the first game of a
doubleheader two as the two teams combine to strand 30 runners (15
apiece)‚ tying the ML record set in 1893. After 3 hits in the first
game, Lou Gehrig ties an AL record with 5 walks in 5 plate
appearances in the 2nd game‚ as the Yanks lose 4-3.
Babe Ruth has a homer off reliever Ernie Nevers and a triple to pace
the Yankees to a 14-4 win over the Browns. Bob Meusel and Earle Combs
also add homers.
The Yanks pick up veteran pitcher Dutch Ruether from Washington as
pennant insurance. Although he will go only 2-5 down the stretch this season, Ruether will be a major contributor to the Murderers’ Row staff the following year.
George Mogridge saves the Yanks’ 4-2 win in the opener of a twinbill
with the Browns‚ relieving Slim Love. Lefty fielder Ham Hyatt
connects for a Yankee home run in the 2nd as New York score all their
runs in the first two innings. In the second game‚ the Browns start
George Sisler on the mound. The Michigan Marvel pitches the first 7
innings and is 3-for-5 with a 3-run homer before being relieved by
Byron Houck and returning to his usual post at first base. The Yanks
prevail in 12 innings‚ 7-6‚ with the victory going to reliever
Mogridge‚ who knocks in the winner. It is Sisler’s first start in
10 years‚ and the last of his career‚ and he would “probably
have pitched to victory had it not been for [Les] Nunamaker’s shaky
substitution in the gateway corner” (NY Times). Nunamaker makes
3 errors at first before being banished to left field‚ but is
6-for-6 for the afternoon‚ including 5 hits and an intentional walk
in the nitecap.
In the first of a pair‚ Highlander pitcher Jack Warhop steals home
in 6th. His run is the difference as New York beat the White Sox 4-3.
The second contest is tied 6-6 when the umpires call it because of
Jack Chesbro pitches his final game in a New York uniform, departing
early in a 17-6 drubbing at the hands of Detroit.