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New York Yankees 13, New York Giants 1

New York Yankees 13, New York Giants 1

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World Series Game Played on Tuesday, October 9, 1951 (D) at Polo Grounds

NY  A    0  0  5    2  0  2    4  0  0  -  13 12  1
NY  N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  3
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Woodling lf            3   3   1   0       3   1       5   0
Rizzuto ss             4   3   2   3       2   0       0   6
Berra c                4   2   1   0       1   0       3   0
DiMaggio cf            5   1   3   3       0   0       3   0
Mize 1b                3   1   1   1       1   0       6   0
  Bauer rf             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McDougald 2b,3b        5   1   1   4       0   0       2   2
Brown 3b               3   0   2   0       1   0       1   3
  Coleman pr,2b        1   1   0   0       0   1       0   1
Collins rf,1b          5   1   1   0       0   1       7   0
Lopat p                5   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                39  13  12  11       8   4      27  14
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Woodling (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Mize (1,off Spencer); DiMaggio (1,off Corwin).
3B: Woodling (1,off Konikowski).
HR: McDougald (1,3rd inning off Jansen 3 on, 2 out); Rizzuto (1,4th inning
off Kennedy 1 on, 1 out).
IBB: Mize (1,by Jansen).
Team LOB: 7.
New York Giants       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Stanky 2b              4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Dark ss                4   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Thomson 3b             4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Irvin lf               4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Lockman 1b             4   0   0   0       0   0       9   3
Mays cf                2   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Hartung rf             3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Westrum c              3   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Jansen p               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Lohrke ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kennedy p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Rigney ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spencer p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Corwin p             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Williams ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Konikowski p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   1   5   0       1   3      27  17
FIELDING - 
E: Thomson (2), Irvin (1), Hartung (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Westrum (1,off Lopat).
Team LOB: 4.
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Lopat W(2-0)           9     5   1   0   1   3   0
New York Giants       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Jansen L(0-2)          3     3   5   5   4   1   1
Kennedy                2     3   2   2   1   2   1
Spencer                1.1   4   6   6   3   0   0
Corwin                 1.2   1   0   0   0   1   0
Konikowski             1     1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9    12  13  13   8   4   2
WP: Corwin (1).
IBB: Jansen (1,Mize).
Umpires: Bill Summers (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Artie Gore (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL)
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 47530
Starting Lineups:

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

YANKEES 1ST: Woodling struck out; Rizzuto grounded out (second
to first); Berra walked; DiMaggio forced Berra (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Stanky grounded out (third to first); Dark singled
to left; Thomson made an out to center; Irvin singled to left
[Dark scored (unearned) (error by Woodling), Irvin to second];
Lockman made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Giants 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Mize made an out to center; McDougald reached on an
error by Thomson [McDougald to second]; Brown made an out to
left; Collins grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 0, Giants 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Mays walked; Hartung grounded into a double play
(pitcher to second to first) [Mays out at second]; Westrum
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Giants 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Lopat grounded out (pitcher to first); Woodling
walked; Rizzuto walked [Woodling to second]; Berra forced
Rizzuto (first to shortstop) [Woodling to third]; DiMaggio
singled to left [Woodling scored, Berra to third (error by
Irvin), DiMaggio to second]; Mize was walked intentionally;
McDougald homered [Berra scored, DiMaggio scored, Mize scored];
Brown singled to center; Collins made an out to center; 5 R, 3
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants 1.

GIANTS 3RD: LOHRKE BATTED FOR JANSEN; Lohrke struck out; Stanky
grounded out (pitcher to first); Dark singled to center; Thomson
made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Giants 1.

YANKEES 4TH: KENNEDY REPLACED LOHRKE (PITCHING); Lopat was
called out on strikes; Woodling walked; Rizzuto homered
[Woodling scored]; Berra popped to shortstop; DiMaggio singled
to left; Mize popped to catcher in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Giants 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Irvin grounded out (third to first); Lockman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mays made an out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Giants 1.

YANKEES 5TH: McDougald grounded out (third to first); Brown
singled to left; Collins struck out; Lopat grounded out (pitcher
to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Giants 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Hartung flied to center; Westrum doubled; RIGNEY
BATTED FOR KENNEDY; Rigney made an out to left; Stanky made an
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Giants 1.

YANKEES 6TH: SPENCER REPLACED RIGNEY (PITCHING); Woodling
grounded out (second to first); Rizzuto singled to left; Berra
singled to right [Rizzuto scored (error by Hartung), Berra to
second]; DiMaggio made an out to right; Mize doubled to center
[Berra scored]; McDougald grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 9, Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: COLLINS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); BAUER
REPLACED MIZE (PLAYING RF); Dark grounded out (shortstop to
first); Thomson lined to third; Irvin singled to center; Lockman
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 9, Giants 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Brown walked; Collins singled [Brown to second];
COLEMAN RAN FOR BROWN; Lopat grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Coleman to third, Collins to second]; Woodling walked; Rizzuto
walked [Coleman scored, Collins to third, Woodling to second];
CORWIN REPLACED SPENCER (PITCHING); Corwin threw a wild pitch
[Collins scored, Woodling to third, Rizzuto to second]; Berra
made an out to left; DiMaggio doubled to left [Woodling scored,
Rizzuto scored]; Bauer reached on a fielder's choice [DiMaggio
out at third (shortstop to third)]; 4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 13, Giants 1.

GIANTS 7TH: COLEMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MCDOUGALD
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Mays struck out; Hartung
grounded out (second to first); Westrum struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 13, Giants 1.

YANKEES 8TH: McDougald grounded out (shortstop to first);
Coleman struck out; Collins grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 13, Giants 1.

GIANTS 8TH: WILLIAMS BATTED FOR CORWIN; Williams grounded out
(shortstop to first); Stanky grounded out (shortstop to first);
Dark lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 13, Giants 1.

YANKEES 9TH: KONIKOWSKI REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Lopat
popped to catcher in foul territory; Woodling tripled to right
[Woodling out at home (right to second to catcher)]; Rizzuto
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
13, Giants 1.

GIANTS 9TH: Thomson grounded out (third to first); Irvin flied
to left; Lockman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 13, Giants 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees         13  12   1    7
 Giants           1   5   3    4

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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