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"Why pitch nine innings when you can get just as famous pitching two?"
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New York Yankees 5, New York Giants 1

New York Yankees 5, New York Giants 1

Day

World Series Game Played on Friday, October 8, 1937 (D) at Polo Grounds

NY  A    0  1  2    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   5  9  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  5  4
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Crosetti ss            4   0   0   0       1   0       1   7
Rolfe 3b               4   1   2   0       1   0       1   1
DiMaggio cf            5   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Gehrig 1b              5   1   1   1       0   0      12   0
Dickey c               5   1   1   1       0   0       5   0
Selkirk rf             4   2   1   1       1   0       0   0
Hoag lf                4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Lazzeri 2b             2   0   1   1       2   1       3   3
Pearson p              3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Murphy p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                36   5   9   4       6   3      27  11
BATTING - 
2B: Rolfe 2 (2,off Schumacher 2).
3B: Dickey (1,off Schumacher).
SH: Hoag (1,off Schumacher).
IBB: Lazzeri 2 (3,by Schumacher,by Melton).
Team LOB: 11.
New York Giants       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moore lf               4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Bartell ss             4   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Ott 3b                 4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Ripple rf              4   1   1   0       0   0       5   0
McCarthy 1b            3   0   1   1       1   0       7   0
Chiozza cf             3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Danning c              4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Whitehead 2b           3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Schumacher p           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Berger ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Melton p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leslie ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brennan p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                32   1   5   1       2   4      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: McCarthy 2 (2), Chiozza (1), Melton (1).
BATTING - 
2B: McCarthy (1,off Pearson).
Team LOB: 6.
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Pearson W(1-0)         8.2   5   1   1   2   4   0
Murphy SV(1)           0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     5   1   1   2   4   0
New York Giants       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Schumacher L(0-1)      6     9   5   4   4   3   0
Melton                 2     0   0   0   2   0   0
Brennan                1     0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     9   5   4   6   3   0
WP: Schumacher (1).
IBB: Schumacher (1,Lazzeri); Melton (1,Lazzeri).
Umpires: Steve Basil (AL), Bill Stewart (NL), Red Ormsby (AL), George Barr (NL)
Time of Game: 2:07   Attendance: 37385
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              New York Giants          
1. Crosetti            ss        Moore               lf
2. Rolfe               3b        Bartell             ss
3. DiMaggio            cf        Ott                 3b
4. Gehrig              1b        Ripple              rf
5. Dickey              c         McCarthy            1b
6. Selkirk             rf        Chiozza             cf
7. Hoag                lf        Danning             c
8. Lazzeri             2b        Whitehead           2b
9. Pearson             p         Schumacher          p

YANKEES 1ST: Crosetti walked; Rolfe lined to right; Schumacher
threw a wild pitch [Crosetti to third]; DiMaggio struck out;
Gehrig grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Moore grounded out (shortstop to first); Bartell
made an out to center; Ott made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Giants 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Dickey lined to center; Selkirk walked; Hoag
singled to left [Selkirk to second]; Lazzeri singled to center
[Selkirk scored, Hoag to third]; Pearson walked [Lazzeri to
second]; Crosetti forced Hoag (third to catcher) [Lazzeri to
third, Pearson to second]; Rolfe popped to catcher in foul
territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Ripple grounded out (first unassisted); McCarthy
made an out to center; Chiozza popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 0.

YANKEES 3RD: DiMaggio made an out to center; Gehrig singled to
right [Gehrig to second (on throw to 1b)]; Dickey tripled to
left [Gehrig scored]; Selkirk singled to right [Dickey scored];
Hoag out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Selkirk to
second]; Lazzeri was walked intentionally; Pearson was called
out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Danning popped to second; Whitehead popped to first
in foul territory; Schumacher was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Giants 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Crosetti grounded out (third to first); Rolfe
doubled to right; DiMaggio singled [Rolfe to third]; Gehrig made
an out to left [Rolfe scored]; Dickey forced DiMaggio (second to
shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Moore grounded out (shortstop to first); Bartell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Ott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Giants 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Selkirk reached on an error by McCarthy [Selkirk to
second (error by McCarthy)]; Hoag singled to center [Selkirk
scored (unearned) (error by Chiozza)]; Lazzeri struck out;
Pearson grounded out (pitcher to first) [Hoag to second];
Crosetti made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 3 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Ripple grounded out (shortstop to first); McCarthy
grounded out (second to first); Chiozza singled; Danning forced
Chiozza (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5,
Giants 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Rolfe doubled to right; DiMaggio grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gehrig popped to second; Dickey grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants
0.

GIANTS 6TH: Whitehead grounded out (second to first); BERGER
BATTED FOR SCHUMACHER; Berger struck out; Moore singled to left;
Bartell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 5, Giants 0.

YANKEES 7TH: MELTON REPLACED BERGER (PITCHING); Selkirk made an
out to right; Hoag reached on an error by Melton [Hoag to
second]; Lazzeri was walked intentionally; Pearson grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Lazzeri out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants 0.

GIANTS 7TH: Ott popped to second; Ripple singled to right;
McCarthy doubled to right [Ripple scored]; Chiozza grounded out
(second to first) [McCarthy to third]; Danning grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants 1.

YANKEES 8TH: Crosetti lined to center; Rolfe walked; DiMaggio
made an out to right; Gehrig made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants 1.

GIANTS 8TH: Whitehead grounded out (third to first); LESLIE
BATTED FOR MELTON; Leslie popped to catcher in foul territory;
Moore grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 5, Giants 1.

YANKEES 9TH: BRENNAN REPLACED LESLIE (PITCHING); Dickey lined to
right; Debut game for Don Brennan; Selkirk popped to
third in foul territory; Hoag lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants 1.

GIANTS 9TH: Bartell made an out to center; Ott singled to left;
Ripple forced Ott (shortstop unassisted); McCarthy walked
[Ripple to second]; Chiozza walked [Ripple to third, McCarthy to
second]; MURPHY REPLACED PEARSON (PITCHING); Danning made an out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          5   9   0   11
 Giants           1   5   4    6

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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