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Friday, April 27, 2007

Our First Game

My brother (who remembers everyone's birthday and never forgets a phone number) just pointed me to the box score of first baseball game that my father, z'l, took us to. He found it on a website called Retrosheet. I was 8 and he was ten. I only vaguely remember the game but I do recall that Mickey Mantle hit two homers and Roger Maris one. The obvious question: Why would my father have taken us to a Yankees game when he was a die hard Mets fan: Answer: The Mets had not yet moved to Shea. I guess it was easier to go to Yankees Stadium than the Polo Grounds.

(The boxscore doesn't come out well so I am deleting it and leaving only the game summary)

New York Yankees 7, Kansas City Athletics 4

DayGame Played on Tuesday, May 21, 1963 (N) at Yankee Stadium

ATHLETICS 1ST: Weather: Cool - Threatening rain; Causey
singled to left; Tartabull was called out on strikes; Lumpe
singled to left [Causey to second]; Siebern flied out to left;
Charles forced Causey (third unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Boyer struck out; Richardson singled to center;
Tresh walked [Richardson to second]; Mantle homered [Richardson
scored, Tresh scored]; Maris flied out to right; Pepitone struck
out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Yankees 3.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Jimenez struck out; Cimoli flied out to center;
Sullivan walked; Pena struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 2ND: Howard singled to center; Kubek singled to center
[Howard to second]; On a bunt Bouton forced Howard (pitcher to
third) [Kubek to second]; Boyer singled to left [Kubek scored,
Bouton to second]; Richardson forced Boyer (third to second)
[Bouton to third]; Tresh grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Yankees 4.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Causey singled to right; Tartabull grounded into
a double play (shortstop to first) [Causey out at second]; Lumpe
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Athletics
0, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 3RD: Mantle struck out; Maris made an out to second;
Pepitone made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Yankees 4.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Siebern flied out to right; Charles singled to
center; Bouton threw a wild pitch [Charles to third]; Jimenez
walked; Cimoli walked [Jimenez to second]; Sullivan hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Charles scored, Jimenez to third];
ALUSIK BATTED FOR PENA; Alusik walked [Cimoli to second]; Causey
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 4TH: SEGUI REPLACED ALUSIK (PITCHING); Howard singled to
center; Kubek doubled [Howard to third]; Bouton struck out;
Boyer reached on a fielder's choice [Howard out at home (second
to catcher)]; Richardson made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Tartabull grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lumpe grounded out (second to first); Siebern homered; Charles
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 5TH: On a bunt Tresh singled to second; Mantle homered
[Tresh scored]; Maris homered; Pepitone singled; Howard flied
out to left [Pepitone to second]; Kubek struck out; Bouton
struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Yankees 7.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Jimenez flied out to right; Cimoli homered;
Sullivan flied out to left; HOWSER BATTED FOR SEGUI; Howser
walked; HAMILTON REPLACED BOUTON (PITCHING); Causey struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 6TH: WICKERSHAM REPLACED HOWSER (PITCHING); Boyer
grounded out (third to first); Richardson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tresh flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Athletics 3, Yankees 7.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Tartabull struck out; Lumpe grounded out (second
to first); Siebern singled to right; Charles singled to left
[Siebern to second]; Jimenez singled to center [Siebern scored,
Charles to third]; Cimoli made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 7TH: WILLIS REPLACED WICKERSHAM (PITCHING); Mantle made
an out to shortstop; Maris grounded out (second to first);
Pepitone flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Athletics 4,
Yankees 7.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Sullivan struck out; ESSEGIAN BATTED FOR WILLIS;
Essegian flied out to left; Causey made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 8TH: RAKOW REPLACED ESSEGIAN (PITCHING); Howard singled
to pitcher; Kubek forced Howard (second to shortstop); Hamilton
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Kubek to second];
Boyer made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Athletics 4,
Yankees 7.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Tartabull grounded out (pitcher to first); Lumpe
lined to left; Siebern flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 4, Yankees 7.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Athletics 4 9 0 9
Yankees 7 12 0 6

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6 Comments:

  • At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    MOChasid, you should also mention that growing up we thought all baseball games were 7 innings, since Dad z"l always left the games early to beat the traffic! It could be an exciting game happening, it didn't matter, we were gone!!

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    We didn't know that baseball games had 9 inninings until we were teenagers! :-)

     
  • At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Scott said…

    Norm Siebern, Jerry Lumpe, Wayne Causey, Gino Cimoli, Ed Charles(!), Diego Segui. My childhood comes back to me!

     
  • At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Bob Miller said…

    Our day school class once went on an outing to Yankee Stadium, with the Yanks playing the KC Athletics. The A's got off to a big lead. Another kid offered me a bet like this: If the A's won, I'd get 5 cents multiplied by their number of runs. If the Yanks won, he'd get 5 cents X their number of runs. I happily agreed to bet this way on the A's, whereupon the Yanks went on a tear and won something like 13-7. Oh, well! In that game, the A's sent in Diego Segui as a reliever, around the start of his long career.

     
  • At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Bob Miller said…

    Here, believe it or not, is that box score;
    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=196205230NYA

     
  • At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Scott said…

    It's not hard to see why the Yankees always won the pennant in those days and the A's finished at or near the cellar. The Yanks had much better players!

    Siebern actually had a few good years for the A's. He'd be better appreciated today, because he walked a lot. But he was basically washed up by age 30. The A's traded Maris to get him and Hank Bauer.

     

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