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
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
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.