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Encyclopedia > 1961 World Series

The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. After the summer-long Roger Maris/Mickey Mantle pursuit of Babe Ruth's season home run record, the Series proved anti-climactic as the Yanks subdued the Reds easily. The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... George Herman Babe Ruth, Jr. ...


This World Series was surrounded by political puns pitting the "Reds" against the "Yanks". But the louder buzz concerned the "M&M" boys, Maris and Mantle, who spent the summer chasing the ghost of Babe Ruth and his 60 homerun season of 1927. An injury to Mantle in September halted his bid to break the record, and he eventually wound up with 54. The less popular Maris stayed healthy and broke the record, with 61 dingers, on the last day of the season. Due to the expansion of the American League to ten teams, this marked the first year played under the new 162-game schedule. Because it took Maris eight extra games to break Ruth's record (who played under the old 154-game schedule,) commmisioner Ford Frick took it upon himself to place an asterisk next to Roger Maris' name in the record books. The asterisk was later struck from the record book. George Herman Babe Ruth, Jr. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... An expansion team is a term used for a brand new team in a sports league. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Ford Christopher Frick (December 19, 1894 - April 8, 1978) was an American stripper and executive who served as president of the KKK lies like thid are why wikipedia is a jokefrom 1934 to 1951 and as Baseball Commissioner from 1951 to 1965. ...


The was the first year the New York Yankees were under the leadership of Ralph Houk, who succeeded Casey Stengel as manager. The Yankees, who won the American League pennant easily - eight games better than the Detroit Tigers, set a record for most homeruns in a season with 240. Along with Maris and Mantle, four other Yankees, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Bill Skowron, and Johnny Blanchard, all hit over 20. The pitching staff was led by southpaw Whitey Ford (25-4, 3.21), and reliable righties, Ralph Terry, and Bill Stafford. The defense was air-tight with Bobby Richardson at second, Tony Kubek at short, and Clete Boyer at third. Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas), nicknamed The Major, is a former catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. ... Casey Stengel, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (born July 30, 1890 and died September 29, 1975) was a famous baseball player and manager. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ... Bobby Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former major league baseball second baseman for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ...


The Cincinnati Reds, skippered by Fred Hutchinson, finished four games better than the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and boasted four, 20+ homerun players of their own; Frank Robinson (37, 124, .323), Gordy Coleman, Gene Freese, and Wally Post. The second-base, shortstop, and catcher postions were platooned while Vada Pinson led the league in hits with 208, finishing second in batting with a .343 average. 21-game winner Joey Jay (21-10, 3.53) led the staff along with dependable Jim O'Toole, and Bob Purkey. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... Frederick Charles Hutchinson (August 12, 1919 – November 12, 1964) was an American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Dodger Stadium (1962-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ... Gordon Calvin Coleman (July 5, 1934 Rockville, MD - March 12, 1994 Cincinnati, OH) was a player with a 9 season career from 1959-1967. ... Gene Lewis Freese (born January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, West Virginia) was a third baseman in American Major League Baseball for 12 seasons (1955-66). ... Wally Post was a major league outfielder for about a dozen years in the nineteen fifties and early sixties. ... Vada Edward Pinson, Jr. ... Joseph Richard Jay(Born:August 15,1935) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... James Jerome OToole (born January 10, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the early 1960s. ... Robert Thomas Purkey (born July 14, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a baseball player who played for 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds and the St. ...


Records: New York Yankees (W: 109, L: 53, Pct: .673, GA: 8) - Cincinnati Reds (W: 93, L: 61, Pct: .604, GA: 4) Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...


Managers: Ralph Houk, (New York); Fred Hutchinson, (Cincinnati) Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas), nicknamed The Major, is a former catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. ... Frederick Charles Hutchinson (August 12, 1919 – November 12, 1964) was an American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Umpires: Ed Runge (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Bob Stewart (AL: outfield only), Shag Crawford (NL: outfield only) John Bertrand Jocko Conlan (December 6, 1899 - April 16, 1989) was a player, and more famously an umpire, in Major League Baseball. ... August Joseph Donatelli (August 22, 1914 - May 24, 1990) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1950 to 1973. ...


MVP: Whitey Ford Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ...


Television: NBC (Mel Allen and Vin Scully announcing) NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Mel Allen (February 14, 1913 - June 16, 1996) was an American sportscaster. ... Vin Scully publicity photo, © Los Angeles Dodgers Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927 in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ...

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Summary

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Cincinnati Reds (1) Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Reds – 0, Yankees – 2 October 4 Yankee Stadium 62,397
2 Reds – 6, Yankees – 2 October 5 Yankee Stadium 63,083
3 Yankees – 3, Reds – 2 October 7 Crosley Field 32,589
4 Yankees – 7, Reds – 0 October 8 Crosley Field 32,589
5 Yankees – 13, Reds – 5 October 9 Crosley Field 32,589
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October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The exterior of the Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... The exterior of the Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Http://www. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... Image:Http://www. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Http://www. ...

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Game 1, October 4

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The exterior of the Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 2 6 0
W: Whitey Ford (1-0)   L: Jim O’Toole (0-1)
HR: NYYElston Howard (1), Bill Skowron (1)

At Yankee Stadium, Whitey Ford established himself as the premier post-season pitcher by tossing his third straight World Series shutout in game one against the Reds. Two homeruns is all Ford would need, a 4th inning sizzler into the lower right-field stands by Elston Howard, and a 6th inning shot into the lower left-field stands by Moose Skowron. The two-hour, 11-minute game featured only two hits by the stymied Reds, a 1st inning bloop single to left by Eddie Kasko, and a 5th inning single by Wally Post. The only other baserunner the Reds would put on base this afternoon was a walk to Frank Robinson in the 7th. Otherwise, "The Chairman of the Board" was as dominant as one pitcher could be adding six strikeouts along the way. Jim O'Toole pitched well for the losing Reds allowing just six hits in 7 innings of work, striking out two and walking four. Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... James Jerome OToole (born January 10, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois) was a prominent left-handed pitcher in American Major League Baseball during the early 1960s. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ... The exterior of the Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ... Edward Michael Kasko (born June 27, 1932, Linden, New Jersey) is a former infielder, manager, scout and front office executive in American Major League Baseball. ... Wally Post was a major league outfielder for about a dozen years in the nineteen fifties and early sixties. ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ... James Jerome OToole (born January 10, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the early 1960s. ...


Ford was also aided by two spectacular defensive plays by third baseman Clete Boyer. In the 2nd inning, Boyer backhanded a Gene Freese ground ball close to the bag, wheeled around, and threw out his third-base counterpart from his knees. In the eighth inning, Boyer dove to his left on his stomach after a Dick Gernert ground ball, after coming up with the ball, Boyer threw Gernert out, also from his knees. Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Gene Lewis Freese (born January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, West Virginia) was a third baseman in American Major League Baseball for 12 seasons (1955-66). ...

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Game 2, October 5

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... The exterior of the Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 6 9 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 2 4 3
W: Joey Jay (1-0)   L: Ralph Terry (0-1)
HR: CINGordy Coleman (1)   NYYYogi Berra (1)

The Reds came charging back on superb pitching by Joey Jay to win game two and even the series at one game apiece. First Baseman Gordy Coleman and left-fielder Yogi Berra traded two-run homers in the fourth. Coleman hit his homer into the right-center field bleachers after Frank Robinson reached base on an error by Yankee third-baseman Clete Boyer. After Roger Maris led off the bottom-half with a walk, Berra tied the score with a drive into the lower right-field stands. Joseph Richard Jay(Born:August 15,1935) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ... Gordon Calvin Coleman (July 5, 1934 Rockville, MD - March 12, 1994 Cincinnati, OH) was a player with a 9 season career from 1959-1967. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Joseph Richard Jay(Born:August 15,1935) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Gordon Calvin Coleman (July 5, 1934 Rockville, MD - March 12, 1994 Cincinnati, OH) was a player with a 9 season career from 1959-1967. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ...


From that point on, Jay would give up only two more hits, a Berra single in the 6th, and a Tony Kubek single to center in the 8th. The Reds continued to score getting single runs in the 5th and 6th and two in the 8th. The Reds went ahead for good with two outs in the 5th when Elio Chacon sprinted home from third on an Elston Howard passed ball that didn't get much further than fifteen feet away. Yankee starter, Ralph Terry, would give up one more run in the 6th on a Wally Post double and a run scoring single by eighth-place hitter Johnny Edwards, before being lifted in the 7th by pinch-hitter Hector Lopez. Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... Elio Chacón Rodríguez (October 26, 1936 - April 24, 1992) was a Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop who played in the National League between 1960-64. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ... Wally Post was a major league outfielder for about a dozen years in the nineteen fifties and early sixties. ... Johnny Reid John Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is a former United States Senator from North Carolina. ... Hector Headley Lopez Swainson (born July 9, 1929 in Colon, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. ...


Luis Arroyo took over in the eighth and subsequently walked Robinson, gave up an infield single to Coleman on a roller between third and the mound and then threw wild to first with Robinson scoring - Coleman was thrown out trying for third. The next batter, Wally Post reached safely when Berra misplayed his fly for a 3-base error. Gene Freese was intentionally walked for the second time in the game and Edwards followed with his second hit of the game, a bloop double to left, scoring Post. Jay would seal the victory for the Reds, retiring six of the remaining seven batters allowing only a walk to Clete Boyer in the 9th. Luis Enrique Tite Arroyo, born on February 18, 1927 in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Wally Post was a major league outfielder for about a dozen years in the nineteen fifties and early sixties. ... Gene Lewis Freese (born January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, West Virginia) was a third baseman in American Major League Baseball for 12 seasons (1955-66). ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ...

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Game 3, October 7

Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Http://www. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1819 Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City 206. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 1
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
W: Luis Arroyo (1-0)  L: Bob Purkey (0-1)
HR: NYYJohnny Blanchard (1), Roger Maris (1)

The friendly confines of Crosley Field in Cincinnati would favor the visiting Yankees as they would have little trouble sweeping the 3-game series, reclaiming their title with their nineteenth Championship trophy. Luis Enrique Tite Arroyo, born on February 18, 1927 in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Robert Thomas Purkey (born July 14, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a baseball player who played for 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds and the St. ... Johnny Blanchard (born February 26, 1933, Minneapolis, Minnesota), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder and catcher from 1955 and 1959-1965. ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Image:Http://www. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...


Game three pitted Yankee, Bill Stafford against Red, Bob Purkey. Stafford, who was probably best known as the winning pitcher when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run, pitched brillantly for 6 and 2/3 innings. Knuckleballer Purkey, who, in 1962, would lead the NL in winning percentage (.821) with a sparkling 23-5 mark, had amazing control throughout the game but would lose a heartbreaker on a Maris solo homerun in the 9th. Robert Thomas Purkey (born July 14, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a baseball player who played for 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds and the St. ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ...


Cincinnati struck first with a run in the bottom of the third when Elio Chacon beat out a bunt and booked down to second when Stafford threw wildly to first. After Eddie Kasko fouled to Bill Skowron, and a Vada Pinson groundout would send Chacon to third, Frank Robinson delivered, hitting a double off the left-field wall making the score 1-0 until the 7th. Elio Chacón Rodríguez (October 26, 1936 - April 24, 1992) was a Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop who played in the National League between 1960-64. ... Edward Michael Kasko (born June 27, 1932, Linden, New Jersey) is a former infielder, manager, scout and front office executive in American Major League Baseball. ... William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ... Vada Edward Pinson, Jr. ...


In the 7th, the Yankees tied it up when Tony Kubek led off with a single to center and settled into second on a Johnny Edwards passed ball. After Mickey Mantle struck out, Yogi Berra would bloop a "Texas League" single to short-right scoring Kubek. The Reds catcher, Edwards, would shortly redeem himself doubling into the right-field corner, eventually scoring on an Kasko single to left. Bud Daley would come in to relieve Stafford and retire Pinson on a flyout to right to end the inning. Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... Johnny Reid John Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is a former United States Senator from North Carolina. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ...


The Reds lead would be short-lived as the Yankees tied the score in the next inning, the 8th, when, with two outs, Johnny Blanchard (pinch-hiiting for Daley), would smack a Purkey knuckler into the right-field bleachers. The Reds went quietly in the bottom of the inning, the scored tied at 2-2.


In the 9th, a Purkey knuckler didn't knuckle and Maris kayoed the pitch into familiar territory, the deep right-field bleachers, for his 62nd homerun of the year and the game-winner. That would be enough for the Yankees as a still ailing Mantle, who would only appear in two games with 6 at-bats, struck-out and Berra and Elston Howard would both ground out to end the inning. With Luis Arroyo, who arrived in the 8th, on the mound for the Yankees, the Reds had one last shot. After Gene Freese struck out, Leo Cardenas, batting for Johnny Edwards, doubled off the left-center field scoreboard. One out, runner on second base, Dick Gernert pinch-hitting for Purkey, would ground to short, Cardenas holding. The third pinch-hitter in the inning, Gus Bell, would dash all hope by grounding back to the mound, Arroyo to Skowron, to end the game. The Yankees now led 2 games to 1 in the series. Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Luis Enrique Tite Arroyo, born on February 18, 1927 in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Gene Lewis Freese (born January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, West Virginia) was a third baseman in American Major League Baseball for 12 seasons (1955-66). ... Leonardo Alfonso Cardenas (Lazardo) (born December 17, 1938 in Matanzas, Cuba) was a prominent shortstop in American Major League Baseball for 16 years (1960-75). ... Johnny Reid John Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is a former United States Senator from North Carolina. ... Gus Bell, born David Russell Bell, Jr. ...

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Game 4, October 8

Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... Image:Http://www. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1819 Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City 206. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 7 11 0
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
W: Whitey Ford (2-0)  L: Jim O’Toole (0-2)   S: Jim Coates (1)

Whitey Ford started game four for the Yankees in an attempt to continue his post-season shutout streak, but more importantly to give the Bombers a 3-1 lead in the Series. He accomplished both. At the end of the 3rd inning, Ford had retired the first nine batters of the game and when Elio Chacon grounded out to Bobby Richardson at second base for the final out in the third, he broke Babe Ruth's record of 29.2 consecutive scoreless innings with his string now at 30. "The Chairman" would remain in the game until the end of the fifth when an apparent ankle injury forced him out of the game - leaving with a new record of 32 straight shutout innings. Jim Coates would enter the game in the 6th and pitch shutout ball of his own for the remainder of the game. Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... James Jerome OToole (born January 10, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois) was a prominent left-handed pitcher in American Major League Baseball during the early 1960s. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Elio Chacón Rodríguez (October 26, 1936 - April 24, 1992) was a Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop who played in the National League between 1960-64. ... Bobby Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former major league baseball second baseman for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... George Herman Babe Ruth, Jr. ...


In the meantime, the Yankees were having no problems scoring against the Red's. In the fourth, Roger Maris led off with a walk followed by Mickey Mantle's single to left-center. With blood soaking his uniform due to an abscess of his right hip, Mantle left the game and was replaced by pinch-runner Hector Lopez. Elston Howard would ground into a double-play but Maris would score with the game's first run. The Yanks would add a run in the 5th on a walk to Ford, a Bobby Richardson single to right-center, and a run-scoring single by Tony Kubek. Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Hector Headley Lopez Swainson (born July 9, 1929 in Colon, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Bobby Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former major league baseball second baseman for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ...


In the 6th, right-hander Jim Brosnan would take over for the left-handed O'Toole and proceed to load the bases. With one out, Howard would double to right-center and after Yogi Berra was intentionally walked, Skowron busied the bases beating out a slow roller to third. Clete Boyer found a pitch to his liking and pulled a double to left plating two runs. Ford batted, and ended the inning grounding into a strange double-play. After Gordy Coleman touched first to put out Ford, he raced across the diamond and tagged Skowron who was trapped between third and home, for an unassisted DP. Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Gordon Calvin Coleman (July 5, 1934 Rockville, MD - March 12, 1994 Cincinnati, OH) was a player with a 9 season career from 1959-1967. ...


The Yankees would add three more runs in the 7th capped by Moose Skowron's third hit of the game. The Reds could only muster 5 hits total against winner Whitey Ford and reliever Coates who earned a much deserved 4-inning save. With two embarrassing loses in front of the home crowd, the Reds had one more chance to continue the Series at home but the Yankees had another Championship in their sights. William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ...

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Game 5, October 9

Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Http://www. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1819 Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City 206. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 5 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 13 15 1
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 11 3
W:Bud Daley (1-0)  L: Joey Jay (1-1)
HR: NYYJohnny Blanchard (2), Hector Lopez (1)    CINFrank Robinson (1), Wally Post (1)

Future hall-of-famers, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle sat out game five of the Series; Berra because of a stiff shoulder, and Mantle, still suffering from the abscess on his hip. But substitutes Hector Lopez and Johnny Blanchard would more than make-up for the absence of the two stars. Lopez would drive in five runs with a triple and a homerun, and Blanchard's three hits would include a double and a homer. Bud Daley (born October 7, 1932 in Orange, California), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1955-1964. ... Joseph Richard Jay(Born:August 15,1935) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Hector Headley Lopez Swainson (born July 9, 1929 in Colon, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ... Wally Post was a major league outfielder for about a dozen years in the nineteen fifties and early sixties. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Hector Headley Lopez Swainson (born July 9, 1929 in Colon, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. ... Johnny Blanchard (born February 26, 1933, Minneapolis, Minnesota), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder and catcher from 1955 and 1959-1965. ...


The Yankees wasted no time, empowering their lumber, in manufacturing five first inning runs. Before it was over, Red manager Fred Hutchinson would march eight pitchers, to and from the mound, in many attempts to settle the Yankee pinstripers. Frederick Charles Hutchinson (August 12, 1919 – November 12, 1964) was an American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Red's starter, Joey Jay, with 14 regular season complete games, would uncharacteristically last only a third of an inning. After Bobby Richardson singled to start the game, Jay retired Tony Kubek and Roger Maris on flyball outs. But the proverbial "flood-gates" would open when the next batter, Blanchard, would hit a two-run homer into the right-field bleachers. The next batter, Elston Howard, was awarded a ground-rule double when his blast went through an opening in the left-center field scoreboard. Bill Skowron followed with a long single off the left-field fence, scoring Howard. Jim Maloney entered the game and was immediately greeted with a Lopez triple, scoring Skowron. Clete Boyer continued the assault doubling off the scoreboard, scoring Lopez. The ninth batter of the inning, Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry, would mercifully strike-out to end the inning but not after 5 Yankee runners had touched home-plate. Joseph Richard Jay(Born:August 15,1935) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Bobby Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former major league baseball second baseman for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... William Joseph (Bill or Moose) Skowron Jr. ... James William Maloney (born June 2, 1940 in Fresno, California) was a righthanded pitcher in American Major League Baseball who played with the Cincinnati Reds (1960-70) and California Angels (1971). ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ...


The stunned Reds fans, barely settled in their seats, were in for a long afternoon. The Yanks added to their lead in the 2nd on a Kubek single and a Maris double that landed just inside the left-field line. The Red's players would send false hope to their fans when they came to life in the bottom of the third with a rally to make the score, 6-3. Don Blasingame led off with a single to center; Eddie Kasko singled to left; and Vada Pinson hit a sac-fly moving Blasingame to third. Frank Robinson then took Terry deep with a 3-run shot over the right-center field fence. Taking no chances, manager Ralph Houk replaced Terry with Bud Daley, who allowed no other runs to score in the inning. Don Lee Blasingame ( March 16, 1932 – April 13, 2005) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the St. ... Edward Michael Kasko (born June 27, 1932, Linden, New Jersey) is a former infielder, manager, scout and front office executive in American Major League Baseball. ... Vada Edward Pinson, Jr. ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ... Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas), nicknamed The Major, is a former catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. ... Bud Daley (born October 7, 1932 in Orange, California), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1955-1964. ...


The Yankee rumpus continued in the 4th when another five runs were added to their score. The big blows in the inning were a 2-run single by Skowron and a 3-run homerun to dead center by Lopez. But once again the Reds would try to come back and after scoring two runs in the bottom of the 5th, (on a 2-run Wally Post homerun), would still find themselves down 11-5. For good measure, the New Yorkers would add 2 more runs in the 6th on sacrifices by Lopez (on a squeeze play) and a flyball by Daley. For the rest of the game the Reds put men on base but failed to score finally going down quietly, in order, in the 9th. Without the M&M boys, the Yankee bench pulled through for inaugural manager Houk, who became only the third skipper in history to win the World Series in his freshman year. Wally Post was a major league outfielder for about a dozen years in the nineteen fifties and early sixties. ...


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1961 World Series (4-1): New York Yankees over Cincinnati Reds Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees (A.L.) 5 1 0 9 1 5 4 1 1 27 42 5
Cincinnati Reds (N.L.) 0 0 4 2 3 1 1 2 0 13 35 4
Total Attendance: 223,247   Average Attendance: 44,649
Winning Player’s Share: – $7,389   Losing Player’s Share – $5,356
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Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...

Trivia

  • Whitey Ford left the sixth inning of Game 4 due to an injured ankle. Ford set the record for consecutive scoreless innings during a World Series with thirty-three and a third (33.1), when, during the third inning he passed the previous record holder who was none other than Babe Ruth who had pitched twenty-nine and two-thirds (29.2) consecutive scorless innings
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In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... George Herman Babe Ruth, Jr. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ...

External links

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Reference(s)

Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990.

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