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"Why pitch nine innings when you can get just as famous pitching two?"
--Sparky Lyle, Yankees reliever on why he is one

 
Cincinnati Reds 5, New York Yankees 1

Cincinnati Reds 5, New York Yankees 1

Day

World Series Game Played on Saturday, October 16, 1976 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

NY  A    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  1
CIN N    1  0  1    0  0  1    2  0  x  -   5 10  1
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
White lf               4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Munson c               4   0   1   0       0   1       5   1
Piniella dh            3   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  May ph,dh            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Chambliss 1b           3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Nettles 3b             3   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
Maddox rf              2   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
  Gamble ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Randolph 2b            2   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
Stanley ss             1   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
  Velez ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Mason ss             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Alexander p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lyle p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                29   1   5   1       3   4      24   8
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Chambliss (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Piniella (1,off Gullett).
3B: Maddox (1,off Gullett).
SF: Nettles (1,off Gullett).
HBP: Chambliss (1,by Gullett).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Rivers (1,2nd base by Gullett/Bench).
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                2   0   0   1       1   0       2   2
Griffey rf             4   1   0   0       0   1       2   0
Morgan 2b              4   1   1   1       0   1       3   4
Perez 1b               4   0   3   1       0   1      11   0
Driessen dh            4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Foster lf              3   1   2   0       1   0       0   0
Bench c                3   1   2   1       0   0       5   1
Geronimo cf            3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss          3   1   1   0       0   1       2   3
Gullett p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Borbon p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                30   5  10   4       2   4      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Geronimo (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Perez (1,off Alexander); Geronimo (1,off Lyle).
3B: Concepcion (1,off Alexander); Bench (1,off Alexander).
HR: Morgan (1,1st inning off Alexander 0 on, 2 out).
SF: Rose (1,off Alexander).
Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Griffey (1,2nd base off Alexander/Munson).
CS: Perez (1,2nd base by Alexander/Munson).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Alexander L(0-1)       6     9   5   5   2   1   1
Lyle                   2     1   0   0   0   3   0
Totals                 8    10   5   5   2   4   1
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gullett W(1-0)         7.1   5   1   1   3   4   0
Borbon                 1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     5   1   1   3   4   0
WP: Lyle (1).
HBP: Gullett (1,Chambliss).
Umpires: Lee Weyer (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL), Bill Williams (NL), Bill Deegan (AL), Dave Phillips (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL)
Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 54826
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              Cincinnati Reds          
1. Rivers              cf        Rose                3b
2. White               lf        Griffey             rf
3. Munson              c         Morgan              2b
4. Piniella            dh        Perez               1b
5. Chambliss           1b        Driessen            dh
6. Nettles             3b        Foster              lf
7. Maddox              rf        Bench               c
8. Randolph            2b        Geronimo            cf
9. Stanley             ss        Concepcion          ss
   Alexander           p         Gullett             p

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers struck out; White grounded out (third to
shortstop to first); Munson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose made an out to center; Griffey lined to left;
Morgan homered; Perez singled; Perez was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Reds 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Piniella doubled to right; Chambliss grounded out
(second to first) [Piniella to third]; Nettles out on a
sacrifice fly to center [Piniella scored]; Maddox grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Driessen flied to center; Foster walked; Bench
grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first) [Foster
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Randolph grounded out (shortstop to first); Stanley
was called out on strikes; Rivers grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Geronimo popped to third; Concepcion tripled; Rose out
on a sacrifice fly to center [Concepcion scored]; Griffey popped
to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 2.

YANKEES 4TH: White lined to third; Munson flied to right;
Piniella grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Morgan flied to left; Perez doubled to left; Driessen
flied to left; Foster was credited with a single when a runner
was hit by the batted ball [Perez out at third (third)]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Chambliss singled to left; Nettles grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Chambliss out at
second]; Maddox tripled to left; Randolph flied to center; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Bench singled to center; Geronimo grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Bench out at
second]; Concepcion grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Stanley walked; Rivers forced Stanley (pitcher to
shortstop); Rivers was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); White reached on an error by Geronimo [White to first];
Munson singled to right [White to third]; Piniella lined to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Rose walked; Griffey forced Rose (shortstop to
second); Morgan struck out while Griffey stole second; Perez
singled to left [Griffey scored]; Driessen popped to catcher in
foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Chambliss was hit by a pitch; Nettles grounded into
a double play (second to first) [Chambliss out at second];
Maddox walked; Randolph walked [Maddox to second]; VELEZ BATTED
FOR STANLEY; Velez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: MASON REPLACED VELEZ (PLAYING SS); Foster singled to
left; Bench tripled [Foster scored]; LYLE REPLACED ALEXANDER
(PITCHING); Lyle threw a wild pitch [Bench scored]; Geronimo
doubled; Concepcion struck out; Rose grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Geronimo to third]; Griffey struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 5.

YANKEES 8TH: Rivers popped to catcher in foul territory; White
singled to left; BORBON REPLACED GULLETT (PITCHING); Munson
grounded out (pitcher to first) [White to second]; MAY BATTED
FOR PINIELLA; May lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
1, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: MAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Morgan lined to
second; Perez struck out; Driessen reached on an error by
Chambliss [Driessen to first]; Foster flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 5.

YANKEES 9TH: Chambliss grounded out (first unassisted); Nettles
lined to first; GAMBLE BATTED FOR MADDOX; Gamble popped to third
in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          1   5   1    6
 Reds             5  10   1    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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