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New York Yankees 6, New York Giants 2

New York Yankees 6, New York Giants 2

Day

World Series Game Played on Monday, October 8, 1951 (D) at Polo Grounds

NY  A    0  1  0    1  2  0    2  0  0  -   6 12  0
NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  8  2
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bauer rf               4   0   2   0       1   0       0   0
Rizzuto ss             5   1   1   0       0   2       5   5
Berra c                5   1   1   0       0   0       8   1
DiMaggio cf            5   1   2   2       0   2       2   0
Woodling lf            4   2   1   0       1   1       1   0
McDougald 2b,3b        4   0   1   1       0   1       3   2
Brown 3b               4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Coleman 2b           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Collins 1b             3   0   1   1       1   0       7   0
Reynolds p             4   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
Totals                38   6  12   5       3   7      27  11
FIELDING - 
DP: 4.
BATTING - 
2B: Woodling (1,off Maglie); Brown (1,off Jones).
HR: DiMaggio (1,5th inning off Maglie 1 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.
New York Giants       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Stanky 2b              4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Dark ss                4   1   3   0       0   0       2   1
Thompson rf            3   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Irvin lf               4   0   2   1       0   1       3   0
Lockman 1b             4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Thomson 3b             2   0   2   1       2   0       3   3
Mays cf                4   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Westrum c              2   0   0   0       1   2       7   1
Maglie p               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lohrke ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jones p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rigney ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kennedy p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                30   2   8   2       4   7      27   6
FIELDING - 
E: Stanky (1), Thomson (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Dark 3 (3,off Reynolds 3).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Irvin (1,2nd base by Reynolds/Berra).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Reynolds W(1-1)        9     8   2   2   4   7   0
New York Giants       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Maglie L(0-1)          5     8   4   4   2   3   1
Jones                  3     4   2   0   1   2   0
Kennedy                1     0   0   0   0   2   0
Totals                 9    12   6   4   3   7   1

Umpires: Al Barlick (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Artie Gore (NL)
Time of Game: 2:57   Attendance: 49010
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              New York Giants          
1. Bauer               rf        Stanky              2b
2. Rizzuto             ss        Dark                ss
3. Berra               c         Thompson            rf
4. DiMaggio            cf        Irvin               lf
5. Woodling            lf        Lockman             1b
6. McDougald           2b        Thomson             3b
7. Brown               3b        Mays                cf
8. Collins             1b        Westrum             c
9. Reynolds            p         Maglie              p

YANKEES 1ST: Bauer walked; Rizzuto struck out; Berra lined to
center; DiMaggio was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Stanky lined to shortstop; Dark doubled to left;
Thompson grounded out (second to first) [Dark to third]; Irvin
singled to left [Dark scored]; Irvin was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Giants
1.

YANKEES 2ND: Woodling doubled to left; McDougald reached on an
error by Thomson [McDougald to first]; Brown flied to center
[Woodling to third]; Collins singled to right [Woodling scored,
McDougald to second]; Reynolds made an out to left; Bauer was
credited with a single when a runner was hit by the batted ball
[McDougald out at third (shortstop), Collins to second]; 1 R, 3
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Lockman struck out; Thomson walked; Mays grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Thomson out
at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Rizzuto grounded out (third to first); Berra lined
to third; DiMaggio singled to left; Woodling made an out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Westrum struck out; Maglie was called out on
strikes; Stanky popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 1.

YANKEES 4TH: McDougald made an out to center; Brown singled to
shortstop; Collins walked [Brown to second]; Reynolds singled to
center [Brown scored, Collins to third, Reynolds out at second
(center to shortstop to first)]; Bauer grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Giants 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Dark doubled to left; Thompson popped to second;
Irvin struck out; Lockman flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Yankees 2, Giants 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Rizzuto popped to second; Berra singled to right;
DiMaggio homered [Berra scored]; Woodling popped to shortstop;
McDougald struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Giants 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Thomson walked; Mays grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Thomson out at second]; Westrum
walked; LOHRKE BATTED FOR MAGLIE; Lohrke popped to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Giants 1.

YANKEES 6TH: JONES REPLACED LOHRKE (PITCHING); Brown doubled;
Collins made an out to left; Reynolds grounded out (third to
first); Bauer popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
4, Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Stanky struck out; Dark doubled to left; Thompson
popped to shortstop; Irvin popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Giants 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Rizzuto singled to right; Berra made an out to
center; DiMaggio popped to second; Woodling walked [Rizzuto to
second]; Rizzuto was picked off second but was safe on an error
by Stanky; assist by Westrum [Rizzuto scored (unearned),
Woodling to second]; McDougald singled to left [Woodling scored
(unearned), McDougald to second (on throw to home)]; Brown made
an out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 1.

GIANTS 7TH: COLEMAN REPLACED BROWN (PLAYING 2B); MCDOUGALD
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Lockman grounded out (shortstop
to first); Thomson singled to left; Mays made an out to center;
Westrum struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 1.

YANKEES 8TH: Collins popped to third; Reynolds struck out; Bauer
singled to left; Rizzuto was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 1.

GIANTS 8TH: RIGNEY BATTED FOR JONES; Rigney struck out; Stanky
singled to left; Dark grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Stanky out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 1.

YANKEES 9TH: KENNEDY REPLACED RIGNEY (PITCHING); Berra popped to
third; DiMaggio was called out on strikes; Woodling struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 1.

GIANTS 9TH: Thompson walked; Irvin singled to center [Thompson
to second]; Lockman made an out to left; Thomson singled to left
[Thompson scored, Irvin to third]; Mays grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Thomson out at second]; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          6  12   0    8
 Giants           2   8   2    5

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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