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New York Yankees 6, New York Giants 4

New York Yankees 6, New York Giants 4

Day

World Series Game Played on Monday, October 15, 1923 (D) at Polo Grounds

NY  A    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  5  0  -   6  5  0
NY  N    1  0  0    1  1  1    0  0  0  -   4 10  1
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Witt cf                3   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
  Bush ph              0   0   0   1       1   0       0   0
  Johnson pr           0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jones p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Dugan 3b               3   1   0   1       1   0       2   1
Ruth rf                3   1   1   1       1   2       1   0
Meusel lf              4   0   1   2       0   1       1   0
Pipp 1b                4   0   0   0       0   0      12   0
Ward 2b                4   0   1   0       0   0       0   7
Schang c               4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Scott ss               4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Pennock p              2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Hofmann ph           0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Haines pr,cf         0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   6   5   5       4   4      27  13
BATTING - 
HR: Ruth (3,1st inning off Nehf 0 on, 2 out).
Team LOB: 2.
New York Giants       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bancroft ss            4   0   0   0       0   0       1   6
Groh 3b                4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Frisch 2b              4   2   3   0       0   0       1   5
Youngs rf              4   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Meusel lf              4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Cunningham cf          3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Stengel ph,cf        1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kelly 1b               4   0   0   0       0   1      19   0
Snyder c               4   1   2   1       0   1       4   0
Nehf p                 3   0   0   0       0   3       0   5
  Ryan p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bentley ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                36   4  10   4       0   6      27  19
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Cunningham (1).
BATTING - 
3B: Frisch (1,off Pennock).
HR: Snyder (1,5th inning off Pennock 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Pennock W(2-0)         7     9   4   4   0   6   1
Jones SV(1)            2     1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9    10   4   4   0   6   1
New York Giants       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Nehf L(1-1)            7.1   4   5   5   3   3   1
Ryan                   1.2   1   1   0   1   1   0
Totals                 9     5   6   5   4   4   1

Umpires: Hank O'Day (NL), Dick Nallin (AL), Bob Hart (NL), Billy Evans (AL)
Time of Game: 2:05   
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              New York Giants          
1. Witt                cf        Bancroft            ss
2. Dugan               3b        Groh                3b
3. Ruth                rf        Frisch              2b
4. Meusel              lf        Youngs              rf
5. Pipp                1b        Meusel              lf
6. Ward                2b        Cunningham          cf
7. Schang              c         Kelly               1b
8. Scott               ss        Snyder              c
9. Pennock             p         Nehf                p

YANKEES 1ST: Witt popped to third; Dugan grounded out (second to
first); Ruth homered; Meusel was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Bancroft made an out to center; Groh singled to
left; Frisch singled [Groh to second]; Youngs singled to center
[Groh scored, Frisch out at third (center to third)]; Meusel
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Pipp grounded out (pitcher to first); Ward singled
to left; Schang grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Ward out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Cunningham made an out to center; Kelly popped to
catcher in foul territory; Snyder struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Scott grounded out (pitcher to first); Pennock
grounded out (pitcher to first); Witt made an out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Nehf struck out; Bancroft grounded out (third to
first); Groh made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
1, Giants 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Dugan popped to second; Ruth walked; Meusel
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Ruth to second]; Pipp
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Giants 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Frisch singled; Youngs grounded out (second to
first) [Frisch to second]; Meusel made an out to center;
Cunningham singled to right [Frisch scored]; Kelly grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Ward grounded out (shortstop to first); Schang
grounded out (second to first); Scott grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Snyder homered; Nehf struck out; Bancroft grounded
out (shortstop to first); Groh made an out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Pennock struck out; Witt grounded out (pitcher to
first); Dugan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 6TH: Frisch tripled; Youngs grounded out (second to
first); Meusel singled to center [Frisch scored]; Cunningham
grounded out (first unassisted) [Meusel to second]; Kelly struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 4.

YANKEES 7TH: Ruth struck out; Meusel grounded out (third to
first); Pipp grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 7TH: Snyder singled to left; Nehf was called out on
strikes; Bancroft grounded out (pitcher to second to first)
[Snyder to second]; Groh grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Giants 4.

YANKEES 8TH: Ward popped to first; Schang singled to left; Scott
singled to right [Schang to third]; HOFMANN BATTED FOR PENNOCK;
Hofmann walked [Scott to second]; HAINES RAN FOR HOFMANN; BUSH
BATTED FOR WITT; Bush walked [Schang scored, Scott to third,
Haines to second]; RYAN REPLACED NEHF (PITCHING); JOHNSON RAN
FOR BUSH; Dugan walked [Scott scored, Haines to third, Johnson
to second]; Ruth struck out; Meusel singled to center [Haines
scored, Johnson scored, Dugan scored (unearned) (error by
Cunningham), Meusel to third]; Pipp grounded out (second to
first); 5 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 4.

GIANTS 8TH: HAINES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); JONES REPLACED
JOHNSON (PITCHING); Frisch grounded out (second to first);
Youngs singled to center; Meusel forced Youngs (second to
shortstop); STENGEL BATTED FOR CUNNINGHAM; Stengel popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6,
Giants 4.

YANKEES 9TH: STENGEL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Ward grounded
out (shortstop to first); Schang grounded out (second to first);
Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 6, Giants 4.

GIANTS 9TH: Kelly popped to first; Snyder grounded out (pitcher
to first); BENTLEY BATTED FOR RYAN; Bentley grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Giants 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          6   5   0    2
 Giants           4  10   1    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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