Sunday, December 24, 2017

No Joy In Beertown: Yanks Take Series in 7

Tough to take! The Braves took the first two games at home, and built a 3 games to 1 lead, but couldn't finish off the mighty Yanks in my 1956 replay World Series. 

In game 1, Warren Spahn outdueled Whitey Ford 2-0, helped by a 2-run Joe Adcock round tripper. The Braves took game 2 in thrilling fashion on a walk-off homer by Eddie Mathews for a 5-4 win.

In New York, the Yanks won behind Don Larsen 5-2, before falling 8-1 in game 4. Game 5 saw Ford blank the Braves 4-0 to make it three games to two and keep New York alive.

Game 6 was an ugly blow-out, with the Bombers amassing 17 hits in a 14-1 shellacking of the home team. Only Eddie Mathews's 2-out homer avoided a shutout.

Game 7 was scoreless until the 5th, when a Hank Bauer triple scored Larsen. In the 6th, though, Del Crandall's 2-run double gave the Braves the lead, 2-1. Not to be denied, the Yankees overwhelmed the Braves with 4 in the 7th and 2 more in the 8th, for a 7-2 win and a 4-3 Series win as well. Don Larsen, with 2 strong wins, is WS MVP. I have to admit, even though my team lost, it was a very good WS.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Watching from a far. This is really well done. Damn them Yankees! Looking forward to the ‘64 season. Keep rolling.