Monday, October 26, 2009

1951 Bowman #186 Richie Ashburn

1950 World Series Game 2 - October 5
Yankees 2, Phillies 1

The Phillies dropped another close one, as Joe DiMaggio hit a solo home run off Robin Roberts in the top of the 10th to break a 1-1 tie and give the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the 1950 World Series. Roberts scattered ten hits over his 10 innings of work, walking three and striking out five.

The Whiz Kids' lone run came on a Richie Ashburn sacrifice fly in the 5th inning, scoring Mike Goliat from third. They squandered runners in scoring position in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th innings. Allie Reynolds pitched a 10-inning complete game, earning the victory for the Yankees.

Phillies manager Eddie Sawyer observed after the game, "You still can't win without hits and runs."

Game information and quotes for these posts are from the incredibly valuable resource, The Phillies Encyclopedia by Rich Westcott and Frank Bilovsky.

1 comment:

jim said...

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