TED COMES BACK FROM KOREA
WITHOUT LOSING A STEP ...
Sammy White's two-out
ninth inning homer beats the Yankees

June 30, 1953 ... Clutch hitting Sammy White parked a low outside pitch high into the left field screen, giving the Red Sox a come-from-behind 5 to 4 victory over the Yankees.

With the Sox down by a run, the crowd was beginning to stream from the park as White, with two outs in the ni0nth inning, lofted the first pitch that Allie Reynolds threw to him. As the ball settled into the screen, Gene Stephens, who had entered the game as a pinch runner for George Kell, when he reached first on a fielder's choice, scored first and waited to congratulate White as he romped home with the winning run.

Until that moment, the Yankees appeared to have the game locked up. Yogi Berra had homered in the top of the ninth to give the Yankees the lead, 4 to 3.

The Sox had drawn first blood in the second inning when Kell opened the inning with his sixth homer of the year. They added another run in the fourth inning by loading the bases when Kell and White singled and Tom Umphlett was hit by a pitch. Kell was forced out at the plate on Jimmy Piersall's grounder and then Milt Bolling scored White with a sacrifice fly.

The Yankees went ahead in the sixth inning, 3-2, when Phil Rizzuto walked and scored ahead of Andy Carey's home run. Then Joe Collins, Berra and Mickey Mantle reached on consecutive singles, with Collins scoring on Mantle's hit. Sox starting pitcher, Mickey McDermott was lifted in favor of Sid Hudson who stopped the scoring.

The Sox tied the game in their half of the sixth. Piersall lined a triple off the center field wall and scored on Floyd Baker's sacrifice fly.

Allie Reynolds pitched his way out of numerous threats and left ten Sox runners stranded. And the Sox defense stopped the Yankees four times by pulling off doubleplays.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

 

 

4

8

0

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

 

 

5

13

0

 

 

W-Ellis Kinder (5-4)
L-Allie Reynolds (6-4)
Attendance: 32,837

 2B-White (Bost), Kell (Bost), Evers (Bost)

 3B-Piersall (Bost)

 HR-Kell (Bost), White (Bost), Carey (NY), Berra (NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Billy Goodman 2b 5 0 1 .328  

 

Hoot Evers lf 5 0 3 .257  

 

Dick Gernert 1b 5 0 1 .268  

 

George Kell 3b 5 1 3 .337  

 

Gene Stephens pr 0 1 0 .216  

 

Sammy White c 4 2 3 .272  

 

Tom Umphlett cf 2 0 0 .322  

 

Jimmy Piersall rf 4 1 1 .271  

 

Milt Bolling ss 4 0 0 .236  

 

Mickey McDermott p 2 0 1 .325  

 

Sid Hudson p 0 0 0 .179  

 

Floyd Baker ph 1 0 0 .291  

 

Ellis Kinder p 1 0 0 .500  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Mickey McDermott 5.1 7 3 2 1  

 

Sid Hudson 0.2 0 0 0 1  

 

Ellis Kinder 3 1 1 1 2  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1953 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees 46 21 -

 

 

Cleveland Indians 41 26 5

 

 

Chicago White Sox 41 29 6 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 38 34 10 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 35 36 13

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 32 39 16

 

 

St. Louis Browns 27 46 22

 

 

Detroit Tigers 20 49 27