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--Tug McGraw, Phillies pitcher hoping he'd give up 715 to Hank Aaron

 
New York Yankees 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

New York Yankees 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

Day

World Series Game Played on Tuesday, October 17, 1978 (N) at Dodger Stadium

NY  A    0  3  0    0  0  2    2  0  0  -   7 11  0
LA  N    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  1
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Blair cf             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
White lf               4   1   1   0       1   2       4   0
  Thomasson lf         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Munson c               5   0   1   0       0   2       6   1
Jackson dh             5   1   1   2       0   3       0   0
Piniella rf            4   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnstone rf         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Nettles 3b             4   1   1   0       0   0       0   5
Spencer 1b             3   1   0   0       1   2       9   1
Doyle 2b               4   2   3   2       0   0       2   3
Dent ss                4   0   3   3       0   0       3   3
Hunter p               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Gossage p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                38   7  11   7       2  11      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
BATTING - 
2B: Doyle (1,off Sutton).
HR: Jackson (2,7th inning off Welch 1 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.
Los Angeles Dodgers   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b               4   1   2   2       0   1       0   2
Russell ss             3   0   1   0       1   0       0   3
Smith rf               4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Garvey 1b              4   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
Cey 3b                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Baker lf               3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Monday cf              3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Ferguson c             3   1   2   0       0   0      10   0
Davalillo dh           2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Sutton p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Welch p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rau p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                30   2   7   2       1   5      27   8
FIELDING - 
E: Ferguson (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Ferguson 2 (2,off Hunter 2).
HR: Lopes (3,1st inning off Hunter 0 on, 0 out).
SH: Davalillo (1,off Hunter).
Team LOB: 3.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lopes (2,2nd base off Hunter/Munson).
CS: Russell (2,2nd base by Hunter/Munson).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hunter W(1-1)          7     6   2   2   1   3   1
Gossage                2     1   0   0   0   2   0
Totals                 9     7   2   2   1   5   1
Los Angeles Dodgers   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Sutton L(0-2)          5.2   8   5   5   1   6   0
Welch                  1.1   2   2   2   1   2   1
Rau                    2     1   0   0   0   3   0
Totals                 9    11   7   7   2  11   1
WP: Sutton (1).
Umpires: Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Bill Haller (AL), John Kibler (NL), Frank Pulli (NL), Marty Springstead (AL)
Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 55985
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              Los Angeles Dodgers      
1. Rivers              cf        Lopes               2b
2. White               lf        Russell             ss
3. Munson              c         Smith               rf
4. Jackson             dh        Garvey              1b
5. Piniella            rf        Cey                 3b
6. Nettles             3b        Baker               lf
7. Spencer             1b        Monday              cf
8. Doyle               2b        Ferguson            c
9. Dent                ss        Davalillo           dh
   Hunter              p         Sutton              p

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers grounded out (second to first); World
Series game 6; White singled to left; Munson grounded out
(shortstop to first) [White to second]; Jackson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers
0.

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes homered; Russell singled; Smith was called
out on strikes; Russell was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Garvey struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Dodgers 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Nettles
singled; Spencer walked [Nettles to second]; Doyle doubled to
left [Nettles scored, Spencer to third]; Dent singled to center
[Spencer scored, Doyle scored, Dent to second (error by
Ferguson)]; Rivers grounded out (second to first) [Dent to
third]; White made an out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 3, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 2ND: Cey flied to left; Baker grounded out (shortstop to
first); Monday grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 3, Dodgers 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Munson struck out; Jackson struck out; Piniella
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
3, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 3RD: Ferguson doubled; Davalillo out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to pitcher) [Ferguson to third]; Lopes singled to center
[Ferguson scored]; Lopes stole second; Russell walked; Smith
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Russell out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3,
Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Nettles flied to center; Spencer was called out on
strikes; Doyle singled to pitcher; off Sutton's glove;
Dent singled to center [Doyle to second]; Rivers lined to left;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 4TH: Garvey grounded out (third to first); Cey popped to
shortstop; Baker grounded out (shortstop to first); great
stop by Dent; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 5TH: White struck out; Munson grounded out (third to
first); Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3,
Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 5TH: Monday struck out; Ferguson made an out to center;
Davalillo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 3, Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Piniella singled to left; Nettles made an out to
right; Spencer struck out while Piniella advanced to second on a
wild pitch; Doyle singled to center [Piniella scored, Doyle to
second (on throw to home)]; WELCH REPLACED SUTTON (PITCHING);
Dent singled to left [Doyle scored]; Rivers struck out; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 6TH: Lopes grounded out (third to first); Russell made
an out to left; Smith grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 5, Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 7TH: White walked; Munson struck out; Jackson homered
[White scored]; Piniella flied to center; Nettles made an out to
right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Garvey made an out to left; Cey singled to left;
Baker made an out to left; Monday made an out to shortstop; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 8TH: RAU REPLACED WELCH (PITCHING); Spencer popped to
third in foul territory; Doyle grounded out (pitcher to first);
Dent grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 7, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 8TH: BLAIR REPLACED RIVERS (PLAYING CF); Ferguson
doubled; GOSSAGE REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Davalillo singled
to second [Ferguson to third]; Lopes struck out; Russell
grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Davalillo out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7,
Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Blair struck out; White struck out; Munson singled
to third; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7,
Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 9TH: THOMASSON REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING LF); JOHNSTONE
REPLACED PINIELLA (PLAYING RF); Smith flied to left; Garvey was
called out on strikes; Cey popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Dodgers 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          7  11   0    6
 Dodgers          2   7   1    3

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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