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"Man, it was tough. The wind was blowing about 100 degrees."
--Mickey Rivers, Rangers DH on the weather during a July '83 contest

 
New York Yankees 2, Cincinnati Reds 0

New York Yankees 2, Cincinnati Reds 0

Day

World Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 4, 1961 (D) at Yankee Stadium

CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  2  0
NY  A    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  6  0
BATTING
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Blasingame 2b          3   0   0   0       0   2       3   2
  Lynch ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kasko ss               4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Pinson cf              4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Robinson lf            2   0   0   0       1   2       0   0
Post rf                3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Freese 3b              3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Coleman 1b             3   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
D. Johnson c           2   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
  Cardenas ph          1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Zimmerman c          0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
O'Toole p              2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gernert ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brosnan p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                29   0   2   0       1   6      24   6
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Richardson 2b          4   0   3   0       0   0       1   4
Kubek ss               3   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Maris cf,rf            4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Howard c               4   1   1   1       0   0       6   0
Skowron 1b             3   1   1   1       1   1      13   0
Berra lf               2   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Lopez rf               2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Blanchard ph         1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reed cf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Boyer 3b               3   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
Ford p                 3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                29   2   6   2       5   3      27  13
BATTING - 
HR: Howard (1,4th inning off O'Toole 0 on, 0 out); Skowron (1,6th inning off
O'Toole 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Richardson (1,2nd base by O'Toole/D. Johnson).
PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
O'Toole L(0-1)         7     6   2   2   4   2   2
Brosnan                1     0   0   0   1   1   0
Totals                 8     6   2   2   5   3   2
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Ford W(1-0)            9     2   0   0   1   6   0

Umpires: Ed Runge (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Bob Stewart (AL), Shag Crawford (NL)
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 62397
Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               New York Yankees         
1. Blasingame          2b        Richardson          2b
2. Kasko               ss        Kubek               ss
3. Pinson              cf        Maris               cf
4. Robinson            lf        Howard              c
5. Post                rf        Skowron             1b
6. Freese              3b        Berra               lf
7. Coleman             1b        Lopez               rf
8. D. Johnson          c         Boyer               3b
9. O'Toole             p         Ford                p

REDS 1ST: Blasingame struck out; Kasko singled to left; Pinson
lined to center; Robinson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Richardson singled to center; Kubek walked
[Richardson to second]; Maris popped to shortstop; Howard flied
to center; Skowron walked [Richardson to third, Kubek to
second]; Berra popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 0,
Yankees 0.

REDS 2ND: Post grounded out (third to first); Freese grounded
out (third to first); Coleman grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Lopez flied to right; Boyer popped to third; Ford
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Yankees 0.

REDS 3RD: D. Johnson grounded out (third to first); O'Toole was
called out on strikes; Blasingame struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Richardson singled to shortstop; Kubek popped to
shortstop; Maris struck out while Richardson was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 0, Yankees 0.

REDS 4TH: Kasko grounded out (shortstop to first); Pinson
grounded out (second to first); Robinson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Howard homered; Skowron grounded out (shortstop to
first); Berra walked; Lopez was called out on strikes; Boyer
singled to right [Berra to second]; Ford lined to shortstop; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 1.

REDS 5TH: Post singled to left; Freese made an out to left;
Coleman grounded out (second to first) [Post to second]; D.
Johnson reached on a fielder's choice [Post out at third
(third)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Richardson made an out to first; Kubek made an out
to center; Maris grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 1.

REDS 6TH: O'Toole flied to center; Blasingame grounded out
(second to first); Kasko grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Howard flied to center; Skowron homered; Berra
popped to second; Lopez walked; Boyer flied to center; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 2.

REDS 7TH: Pinson popped to first; Robinson walked; Post forced
Robinson (third to second); Freese popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Ford grounded out (second to first); Richardson
singled to left; Kubek made an out to right; Maris popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0,
Yankees 2.

REDS 8TH: Coleman grounded out (shortstop to first); CARDENAS
BATTED FOR D. JOHNSON; Cardenas struck out; GERNERT BATTED FOR
O'TOOLE; Gernert grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: ZIMMERMAN REPLACED CARDENAS (PLAYING C ); BROSNAN
REPLACED GERNERT (PITCHING); Howard grounded out (shortstop to
first); Skowron struck out; Berra walked; BLANCHARD BATTED FOR
LOPEZ; Blanchard popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
0, Yankees 2.

REDS 9TH: MARIS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); REED REPLACED
BLANCHARD (PLAYING CF); LYNCH BATTED FOR BLASINGAME; Lynch
popped to third; Kasko grounded out (shortstop to first); Pinson
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Yankees 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             0   2   0    3
 Yankees          2   6   0    8

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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