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New York Yankees 13, Cincinnati Reds 5

New York Yankees 13, Cincinnati Reds 5

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World Series Game Played on Monday, October 9, 1961 (D) at Crosley Field

NY  A    5  1  0    5  0  2    0  0  0  -  13 15  1
CIN N    0  0  3    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5 11  3
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Richardson 2b          6   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Kubek ss               6   2   2   0       0   0       2   1
Maris cf,rf            5   0   1   1       1   2       3   1
Blanchard rf           4   3   3   2       2   0       2   0
  Reed cf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howard c               5   3   2   0       1   1       4   0
Skowron 1b             5   2   2   3       0   1       7   3
Lopez lf               4   2   2   5       0   1       5   0
Boyer 3b               3   0   2   1       2   0       2   1
Terry p                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Daley p              1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                40  13  15  13       6   6      27  10
FIELDING - 
E: Daley (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Howard (3,off Jay); Boyer (2,off Maloney); Maris (1,off Maloney); Blanchard
(1,off Henry).
3B: Lopez (1,off Maloney).
HR: Blanchard (2,1st inning off Jay 1 on, 2 out); Lopez (1,4th inning off Henry
2 on, 1 out).
SH: Terry (1,off Henry); Lopez (1,off Purkey); Daley (1,off Brosnan).
SF: Daley (1,off Purkey).
IBB: Howard (1,by Henry); Boyer (1,by Purkey).
Team LOB: 10.
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Blasingame 2b          4   1   1   0       0   1       2   2
  Chacon ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kasko ss               5   1   2   0       0   0       0   3
Pinson cf              5   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Robinson rf            4   1   2   3       0   0       2   0
Coleman 1b             4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Post lf                3   1   2   2       0   0       3   0
Freese 3b              4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Edwards c              4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Jay p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maloney p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  K. Johnson p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bell ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Jones p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gernert ph           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Purkey p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Cardenas ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brosnan p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lynch ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hunt p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                38   5  11   5       0   3      27   9
FIELDING - 
E: Kasko (1), Coleman (1), Purkey (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Freese (1,off Daley); Robinson (2,off Daley).
HR: Robinson (1,3rd inning off Terry 2 on, 1 out); Post (1,5th inning off Daley
1 on, 2 out).
HBP: Post (1,by Daley).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Terry                  2.1   6   3   3   0   0   1
Daley W(1-0)           6.2   5   2   0   0   3   1
Totals                 9    11   5   3   0   3   2
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Jay L(1-1)             0.2   4   4   4   0   0   1
Maloney                0.2   4   2   2   1   1   0
K. Johnson             0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0
Henry                  1.1   4   5   5   2   1   1
Jones                  0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0
Purkey                 2     0   2   0   2   2   0
Brosnan                2     3   0   0   0   1   0
Hunt                   1     0   0   0   1   1   0
Totals                 9    15  13  11   6   6   2
WP: Brosnan (2).
HBP: Daley (1,Post).
IBB: Henry (1,Howard); Purkey (1,Boyer).
Umpires: Ed Runge (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Bob Stewart (AL), Shag Crawford (NL)
Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 32589
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              Cincinnati Reds          
1. Richardson          2b        Blasingame          2b
2. Kubek               ss        Kasko               ss
3. Maris               cf        Pinson              cf
4. Blanchard           rf        Robinson            rf
5. Howard              c         Coleman             1b
6. Skowron             1b        Post                lf
7. Lopez               lf        Freese              3b
8. Boyer               3b        Edwards             c
9. Terry               p         Jay                 p

YANKEES 1ST: Richardson singled to left; Kubek flied to center;
Maris made an out to right; Richardson was picked off first but
was safe on an error by Coleman [Richardson to second];
Blanchard homered [Richardson scored]; Howard doubled; Skowron
singled to left [Howard scored]; MALONEY REPLACED JAY
(PITCHING); Lopez tripled to right [Skowron scored]; Boyer
doubled [Lopez scored]; Terry struck out; 5 R, 6 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 5, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Blasingame grounded out (pitcher to first); Kasko
singled to left; Pinson popped to third; Robinson made an out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Reds 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Richardson flied to right; Kubek singled to left;
Maris doubled to left [Kubek scored]; Blanchard walked; K.
JOHNSON REPLACED MALONEY (PITCHING); Howard lined to third;
Skowron flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 6, Reds
0.

REDS 2ND: Coleman grounded out (first to pitcher); Post singled
to left; Freese flied to center; Edwards singled [Post to
third]; BELL BATTED FOR K. JOHNSON; Bell popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 6, Reds 0.

YANKEES 3RD: HENRY REPLACED BELL (PITCHING); Lopez struck out;
Boyer walked; Terry out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Boyer to second]; Richardson grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Blasingame singled to center; Kasko singled to left
[Blasingame to second]; Pinson flied to right [Blasingame to
third]; Robinson homered [Blasingame scored, Kasko scored];
DALEY REPLACED TERRY (PITCHING); Coleman singled; Post made an
out to left; Freese doubled [Coleman to third]; Edwards popped
to third in foul territory; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 6,
Reds 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Kubek singled to center; Maris flied to left;
Blanchard doubled to right [Kubek to third]; Howard was walked
intentionally; Skowron singled to center [Kubek scored,
Blanchard scored, Howard to second]; Lopez homered [Howard
scored, Skowron scored]; JONES REPLACED HENRY (PITCHING); Boyer
popped to catcher; Daley grounded out (second to first); 5 R, 4
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 11, Reds 3.

REDS 4TH: GERNERT BATTED FOR JONES; Gernert was called out on
strikes; Blasingame grounded out (first unassisted); Kasko
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
11, Reds 3.

YANKEES 5TH: PURKEY REPLACED GERNERT (PITCHING); Richardson
grounded out (pitcher to first); Kubek made an out to left;
Maris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 11, Reds 3.

REDS 5TH: Pinson singled to center [Pinson out at second (center
to shortstop)]; Robinson popped to second in foul territory;
Coleman reached on an error by Daley [Coleman to first (error by
Daley; assist by Skowron)]; Post homered (unearned) [Coleman
scored (unearned)]; Freese was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 11, Reds 5.

YANKEES 6TH: Blanchard walked; Howard reached on an error by
Kasko [Blanchard to third, Howard to first]; Skowron struck out;
Lopez reached on an error on a sacrifice bunt by Purkey
[Blanchard scored (unearned) (RBI), Howard to third, Lopez to
second]; Boyer was walked intentionally; Daley hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Howard scored (unearned)]; Richardson popped to
catcher in foul territory; 2 R, 0 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 13,
Reds 5.

REDS 6TH: Edwards grounded out (second to first); CARDENAS
BATTED FOR PURKEY; Cardenas made an out to left; Blasingame was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 13, Reds 5.

YANKEES 7TH: BROSNAN REPLACED CARDENAS (PITCHING); Kubek made an
out to center; Maris struck out; Blanchard singled; Howard
singled to center [Blanchard to second]; Brosnan threw a wild
pitch [Blanchard to third, Howard to second]; Skowron made an
out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 13, Reds 5.

REDS 7TH: Kasko made an out to left; Pinson made an out to
right; Robinson doubled to left; Coleman grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 13, Reds 5.

YANKEES 8TH: Lopez grounded out (shortstop to first); Boyer
singled to center; Daley out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
second) [Boyer to second]; Richardson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 13, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: Post was hit by a pitch; Freese flied to center;
Edwards forced Post (first to shortstop); LYNCH BATTED FOR
BROSNAN; Lynch grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 13, Reds 5.

YANKEES 9TH: HUNT REPLACED LYNCH (PITCHING); Kubek grounded out
(second to first); Maris walked; Blanchard grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Maris to second]; Howard was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 13, Reds 5.

REDS 9TH: MARIS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); REED REPLACED
BLANCHARD (PLAYING CF); CHACON BATTED FOR BLASINGAME; Chacon
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kasko made an out to right;
Pinson made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 13,
Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees         13  15   1   10
 Reds             5  11   3    7

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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