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New York Yankees 6, Brooklyn Dodgers 2

New York Yankees 6, Brooklyn Dodgers 2

Day

World Series Game Played on Sunday, October 7, 1956 (D) at Yankee Stadium

BRO N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  6  0
NY  A    1  0  0    2  0  1    2  0  x  -   6  7  2
BATTING
Brooklyn Dodgers      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gilliam 2b             4   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Reese ss               4   0   1   0       0   2       1   2
Snider cf              4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Robinson 3b            3   1   1   0       1   0       0   2
Hodges 1b              4   0   1   1       0   2      10   1
Amoros lf              3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Furillo rf             3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Campanella c           2   0   2   1       2   0       6   0
Erskine p              1   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Walker ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roebuck p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mitchell ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Drysdale p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson ph           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                31   2   6   2       6   7      24  11
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Snider (1,off Sturdivant); Robinson (1,off Sturdivant).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Gilliam (1,2nd base by Sturdivant/Berra).
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bauer rf               4   1   1   2       0   1       1   0
Collins 1b             3   1   1   0       1   0       8   2
Mantle cf              3   2   1   1       1   0       4   0
Berra c                4   0   1   1       0   1       8   1
Slaughter lf           3   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Martin 2b              4   0   1   1       0   1       0   3
McDougald ss           2   0   0   1       0   0       3   3
Carey 3b               3   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Sturdivant p           3   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Totals                29   6   7   6       3   5      27   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Collins (2), Carey (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Collins (1,off Erskine).
HR: Mantle (2,6th inning off Roebuck 0 on, 0 out); Bauer (1,7th inning off
Drysdale 1 on, 2 out).
SF: McDougald (1,off Erskine).
IBB: Slaughter (2,by Erskine).
Team LOB: 3.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mantle (1,2nd base off Erskine/Campanella).
PITCHING
Brooklyn Dodgers      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Erskine L(0-1)         4     4   3   3   2   2   0
Roebuck                2     1   1   1   0   2   1
Drysdale               2     2   2   2   1   1   1
Totals                 8     7   6   6   3   5   2
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Sturdivant W(1-0)      9     6   2   2   6   7   0
IBB: Erskine (1,Slaughter).
Umpires: Larry Napp (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL), Hank Soar (AL), Dusty Boggess (NL), Tom Gorman (NL), Ed Runge (AL)
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 69705
Starting Lineups:

   Brooklyn Dodgers              New York Yankees         
1. Gilliam             2b        Bauer               rf
2. Reese               ss        Collins             1b
3. Snider              cf        Mantle              cf
4. Robinson            3b        Berra               c
5. Hodges              1b        Slaughter           lf
6. Amoros              lf        Martin              2b
7. Furillo             rf        McDougald           ss
8. Campanella          c         Carey               3b
9. Erskine             p         Sturdivant          p

DODGERS 1ST: Gilliam walked; Gilliam was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Reese was called out on strikes; Snider
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Bauer made an out to center; Collins doubled to
right; Mantle grounded out (first to pitcher) [Collins to
third]; Berra singled to center [Collins scored]; Slaughter
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Yankees 1.

DODGERS 2ND: Robinson walked; Hodges struck out; Amoros popped
to first in foul territory; Furillo grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Martin made an out to left; McDougald grounded out
(third to first); Carey was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 1.

DODGERS 3RD: Campanella walked; Erskine struck out; Gilliam made
an out to center; Reese was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Sturdivant singled to third; Bauer popped to
catcher in foul territory; Collins grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Sturdivant out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 1.

DODGERS 4TH: Snider doubled to right; Robinson popped to catcher
in foul territory; Hodges singled to center [Snider scored];
Amoros lined into a double play (first unassisted) [Hodges out
at first]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Mantle walked; Berra struck out while Mantle stole
second; Slaughter was walked intentionally; Martin singled to
left [Mantle scored, Slaughter to third]; McDougald hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Slaughter scored]; Carey grounded out
(pitcher to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 3.

DODGERS 5TH: Furillo reached on an error by Carey [Furillo to
first]; Campanella singled to left [Furillo to second]; WALKER
BATTED FOR ERSKINE; Walker grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Furillo to third, Campanella out at
second]; Debut game for Rube Walker; Gilliam grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 5TH: ROEBUCK REPLACED WALKER (PITCHING); Sturdivant made
an out to left; Bauer struck out; Collins popped to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 3.

DODGERS 6TH: Reese singled to third; Snider made an out to
right; Robinson grounded out (shortstop to second to first)
[Reese to second]; Hodges grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Mantle homered; Berra made an out to center;
Slaughter grounded out (third to first); Martin struck out; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 4.

DODGERS 7TH: Amoros grounded out (second to first); Furillo made
an out to center; Campanella walked; MITCHELL BATTED FOR
ROEBUCK; Mitchell made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 7TH: DRYSDALE REPLACED MITCHELL (PITCHING); McDougald
grounded out (shortstop to first); Debut game for Don
Drysdale; Carey singled to left; Sturdivant struck out;
Bauer homered [Carey scored]; Collins walked; Mantle grounded
out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees
6.

DODGERS 8TH: Gilliam flied to center; Reese popped to shortstop;
Snider struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 8TH: Berra grounded out (first unassisted); Slaughter
grounded out (second to first); Martin grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 6.

DODGERS 9TH: Robinson doubled; Hodges struck out; Amoros walked;
Furillo walked [Robinson to third, Amoros to second]; Campanella
singled to left [Robinson scored, Amoros to third, Furillo to
second]; JACKSON BATTED FOR DRYSDALE; Jackson was called out on
strikes; Gilliam made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Yankees 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          2   6   0    8
 Yankees          6   7   2    3

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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