1951 World Series

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The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on the legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard 'Round the World).

In the Series, the Yankees showed some power of their own, including Gil McDougald's grand slam home run in Game 5, at the Polo Grounds. The Yankees won the Series in six games, for their third straight title and fourteenth overall. This would be the last World Series for Joe DiMaggio, who retired afterward, and the first for rookies Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.

This World Series also matched up two of baseball's most colorful managers, Casey Stengel of the Yankees and Leo Durocher of the Giants. This was the thirteenth appearance by the Giants in Series play, their ninth loss, and their first appearance since the 1937 World Series. "The Commerce Comet arrives on the final voyage of the Yankee Clipper." The 1951 World Series was the first for Mickey Mantle and the final for Joe DiMaggio.

Mantle's bad luck with injuries in the major leagues began here. In the fifth inning of Game 2 at Yankee Stadium, Mays flied to deep right center. DiMaggio and Mantle converged on the ball, DiMaggio called Mantle off, and Mantle stutter-stepped, catching a cleat in a drain cover, and fell to the ground in a heap with a wrenched knee as DiMaggio made the catch. Mantle was done for this Series, but would come back to play many more.


1951 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 4th, 1951
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 65,673

1951 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 10 1
New York(AL) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1


1951 World Series Game 1-Box Score

New York Giants 5, New York Yankees 1

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stanky 2b 4 1 0 0 Mantle rf 3 0 0 0
Dark ss 5 1 2 3 Rizzuto ss 4 0 2 0
Thompson rf 3 1 0 0 Bauer lf 4 0 0 0
Irvin lf 5 1 4 0 DiMaggio cf 4 0 0 0
Lockman 1b 4 0 1 1 Berra c 4 0 1 0
Thomson 3b 3 0 1 0 McDougald 3b 4 1 1 0
Mays cf 5 0 0 0 Coleman 2b 3 0 1 0
Westrum c 3 1 2 0 Collins 1b 3 0 1 0
Koslo p 3 0 0 0 Mize ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Reynolds p 2 0 1 0
- - - - - Hogue p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Brown ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Morgan p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Woodling ph 1 0 0 0
Total 35 5 10 4 Total 34 1 7 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 10 1
New York(AL) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Koslo W(1-0) 9.0 7 1 1 3 3
Total 9.0 7 1 1 3 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Reynolds L(0-1) 6.0 8 5 5 7 1
Hogue 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan 2.0 2 0 0 1 3
Total 9.0 10 5 5 8 4

E–Thompson (1), McDougald (1). DP–New York 1. 2B–New York Lockman (1,off Reynolds), New York McDougald (1,off Koslo). 3B–New York Irvin (1,off Reynolds). HR–New York Dark (1,6th inning off Reynolds 2 on, 2 out). SH–Koslo 2 (2,off Reynolds 2). SB–Irvin (1,Home off Reynolds/Berra). U–Bill Summers (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Artie Gore (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL). T–2:58. A–65,673.


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1951 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 5th, 1951
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 66,018

1951 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
New York(AL) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 3 6 0


1951 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Giants 1, New York Yankees 3

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stanky 2b 3 0 0 0 Mantle rf 2 1 1 0
Dark ss 4 0 1 0 Bauer rf 2 0 0 0
Thomson 3b 4 0 0 0 Rizzuto ss 4 0 1 0
Irvin lf 4 1 3 0 McDougald 2b,3b 3 0 1 1
Lockman 1b 4 0 1 0 DiMaggio cf 3 0 0 0
Mays cf 4 0 0 0 Berra c 3 0 0 0
Westrum c 2 0 0 0 Woodling lf 3 0 0 0
Schenz pr 0 0 0 0 Brown 3b 3 0 1 0
Hartung rf 1 0 0 0 Martin pr 0 1 0 0
Thompson rf 2 0 0 0 Coleman 2b 0 0 0 0
Rigney ph 1 0 0 1 Collins 1b 3 1 1 1
Spencer p 0 0 0 0 Lopat p 3 0 1 1
Jansen p 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Noble ph,c 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 1 5 1 Total 29 3 6 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
New York(AL) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 3 6 0
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Jansen L(0-1) 6.0 4 2 2 0 5
Spencer 2.0 2 1 1 0 0
Total 8.0 6 3 3 0 5
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Lopat W(1-0) 9.0 5 1 1 2 1
Total 9.0 5 1 1 2 1

E–Lockman (1). DP–New York 1. HR–New York Collins (1,2nd inning off Jansen 0 on, 2 out). SB–Irvin (2,2nd base off Lopat/Berra). U–Lee Ballanfant (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Artie Gore (NL). T–2:05. A–66,018.


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1951 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 6th, 1951
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 52,035

1951 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 2
New York(NL) 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 x 6 7 2


1951 World Series Game 3-Box Score

New York Yankees 2, New York Giants 6

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Woodling lf 4 1 1 1 Stanky 2b 2 1 1 0
Rizzuto ss 4 1 1 0 Dark ss 4 1 1 1
McDougald 2b 3 0 2 0 Thompson rf 3 1 1 0
DiMaggio cf 4 0 0 0 Irvin lf 3 1 0 0
Berra c 3 0 1 0 Lockman 1b 4 1 1 3
Brown 3b 3 0 0 0 Thomson 3b 4 1 1 0
Collins 1b 3 0 0 1 Mays cf 4 0 2 1
Bauer rf 4 0 0 0 Westrum c 4 0 0 0
Raschi p 1 0 0 0 Hearn p 3 0 0 0
Hogue p 0 0 0 0 Jones p 0 0 0 0
Hopp ph 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Ostrowski p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Mize ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 30 2 5 2 Total 31 6 7 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 2
New York(NL) 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 x 6 7 2
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Raschi L(0-1) 4.1 5 6 1 3 3
Hogue 1.2 1 0 0 0 0
Ostrowski 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 7 6 1 3 4
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Hearn W(1-0) 7.2 4 1 1 8 1
Jones SV(1) 1.1 1 1 1 0 0
Total 9.0 5 2 2 8 1

E–Rizzuto (1), Berra (1), Lockman (2), Westrum (1). DP–New York 1, New York 2. 2B–New York Thomson (1,off Raschi). HR–New York Woodling (1,9th inning off Jones 0 on, 1 out), New York Lockman (1,5th inning off Raschi 2 on, 1 out). HBP–Rizzuto (1,by Hearn); Stanky (1,by Raschi). CS–Rizzuto (1,2nd base by Hearn/Westrum); Stanky (1,2nd base by Raschi/Berra). HBP–Raschi (1,Stanky); Hearn (1,Rizzuto). U–Joe Paparella (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Artie Gore (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL). T–2:42. A–52,035.


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1951 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 8th, 1951
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 49,010

1951 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 6 12 0
New York(NL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 2

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1951 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Yankees 6, New York Giants 2

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Bauer rf 4 0 2 0 Stanky 2b 4 0 1 0
Rizzuto ss 5 1 1 0 Dark ss 4 1 3 0
Berra c 5 1 1 0 Thompson rf 3 1 0 0
DiMaggio cf 5 1 2 2 Irvin lf 4 0 2 1
Woodling lf 4 2 1 0 Lockman 1b 4 0 0 0
McDougald 2b,3b 4 0 1 1 Thomson 3b 2 0 2 1
Brown 3b 4 1 2 0 Mays cf 4 0 0 0
Coleman 2b 0 0 0 0 Westrum c 2 0 0 0
Collins 1b 3 0 1 1 Maglie p 1 0 0 0
Reynolds p 4 0 1 1 Lohrke ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Jones p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Rigney ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Kennedy p 0 0 0 0
Total 38 6 12 5 Total 30 2 8 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 6 12 0
New York(NL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 2
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Reynolds W(1-1) 9.0 8 2 2 4 7
Total 9.0 8 2 2 4 7
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Maglie L(0-1) 5.0 8 4 4 2 3
Jones 3.0 4 2 0 1 2
Kennedy 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 9.0 12 6 4 3 7

E–Stanky (1), Thomson (1). DP–New York 4. 2B–New York Woodling (1,off Maglie); Brown (1,off Jones), New York Dark 3 (3,off Reynolds 3). HR–New York DiMaggio (1,5th inning off Maglie 1 on, 1 out). CS–Irvin (1,2nd base by Reynolds/Berra). U–Al Barlick (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Artie Gore (NL). T–2:57. A–49,010.


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1951 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 9th, 1951
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 47,530

1951 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 0 5 2 0 2 4 0 0 13 12 1
New York(NL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3

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1951 World Series Game 5-Box Score

New York Yankees 13, New York Giants 1

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Woodling lf 3 3 1 0 Stanky 2b 4 0 0 0
Rizzuto ss 4 3 2 3 Dark ss 4 1 2 0
Berra c 4 2 1 0 Thomson 3b 4 0 0 0
DiMaggio cf 5 1 3 3 Irvin lf 4 0 2 0
Mize 1b 3 1 1 1 Lockman 1b 4 0 0 0
Bauer rf 1 0 0 0 Mays cf 2 0 0 0
McDougald 2b,3b 5 1 1 4 Hartung rf 3 0 0 0
Brown 3b 3 0 2 0 Westrum c 3 0 1 0
Coleman pr,2b 1 1 0 0 Jansen p 0 0 0 0
Collins rf,1b 5 1 1 0 Lohrke ph 1 0 0 0
Lopat p 5 0 0 0 Kennedy p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Rigney ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Spencer p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Corwin p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Williams ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Konikowski p 0 0 0 0
Total 39 13 12 11 Total 31 1 5 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 0 5 2 0 2 4 0 0 13 12 1
New York(NL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Lopat W(2-0) 9.0 5 1 0 1 3
Total 9.0 5 1 0 1 3
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Jansen L(0-2) 3.0 3 5 5 4 1
Kennedy 2.0 3 2 2 1 2
Spencer 1.1 4 6 6 3 0
Corwin 1.2 1 0 0 0 1
Konikowski 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 12 13 13 8 4

E–Woodling (1), Thomson (2), Irvin (1), Hartung (1). DP–New York 1. 2B–New York Mize (1,off Spencer); DiMaggio (1,off Corwin), New York Westrum (1,off Lopat). 3B–New York Woodling (1,off Konikowski). HR–New York McDougald (1,3rd inning off Jansen 3 on, 2 out); Rizzuto (1,4th inning off Kennedy 1 on, 1 out). IBB–Mize (1,by Jansen). WP–Corwin (1). IBB–Jansen (1,Mize). U–Bill Summers (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Artie Gore (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL). T–2:31. A–47,530.


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1951 World Series-Game 6

Date Oct. 10th, 1951
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 61,711

1951 World Series Game 6-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 11 1
New York(AL) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 x 4 7 0

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1951 World Series Game 6-Box Score

New York Giants 3, New York Yankees 4

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stanky 2b 5 1 1 1 Rizzuto ss 4 0 1 0
Dark ss 3 1 1 0 Coleman 2b 4 1 1 0
Lockman 1b 5 0 3 0 Berra c 4 1 2 0
Irvin lf 4 0 0 1 DiMaggio cf 2 1 1 0
Thomson 3b 4 0 1 1 McDougald 3b 4 0 0 1
Thompson rf 3 0 1 0 Mize 1b 2 1 1 0
Yvars ph 1 0 0 0 Collins 1b 1 0 0 0
Westrum c 3 0 1 0 Bauer rf 3 0 1 3
Williams pr 0 0 0 0 Woodling lf 3 0 0 0
Jansen p 0 0 0 0 Raschi p 1 0 0 0
Mays cf 3 1 2 0 Sain p 1 0 0 0
Koslo p 2 0 0 0 Kuzava p 0 0 0 0
Rigney ph 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Hearn p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Noble ph,c 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 3 11 3 Total 29 4 7 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 11 1
New York(AL) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 x 4 7 0
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Koslo L(1-1) 6.0 5 4 4 4 3
Hearn 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Jansen 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 7 4 4 4 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Raschi W(1-1) 6.0 7 1 0 5 1
Sain 2.0 4 2 2 2 2
Kuzava SV(1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 11 3 2 7 3

E–Thompson (2). DP–New York 1, New York 3. PB–Berra (1). 2B–New York Lockman (2,off Raschi), New York Berra (1,off Koslo); DiMaggio (2,off Jansen). 3B–New York Bauer (1,off Koslo). IBB–DiMaggio 2 (2,by Koslo 2). CS–McDougald (1,2nd base by Jansen/Noble). WP–Koslo (1). IBB–Koslo 2 (2,DiMaggio 2). U–Lee Ballanfant (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Bill Stewart (NL), Artie Gore (NL). T–2:59. A–61,711.


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New York Giants Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Al Corwin p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Alvin Dark ss 6 24 10 3 0 1 5 4 .417 2 3 0
Clint Hartung of 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jim Hearn p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Monte Irvin of 6 24 11 0 1 0 3 2 .458 2 1 0
Larry Jansen p 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2
Sheldon Jones p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Monte Kennedy p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Alex Konikowski p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dave Koslo p 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Whitey Lockman 1b 6 25 6 2 0 1 1 4 .240 1 2 0
Jack Lohrke ph 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Sal Maglie p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Willie Mays of 6 22 4 0 0 0 1 1 .182 2 2 0
Ray Noble c 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Bill Rigney ph 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 1 0
Hank Schenz pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
George Spencer p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Eddie Stanky 2b 6 22 3 0 0 0 3 1 .136 3 2 0
Hank Thompson of 5 14 2 0 0 0 3 0 .143 5 2 0
Bobby Thomson 3b 6 21 5 1 0 0 1 2 .238 5 0 0
Wes Westrum c 6 17 4 1 0 0 1 0 .235 5 3 0
Davey Williams ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Sal Yvars ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 194 46 7 1 2 18 15 .237 25 22 2

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1951 World Series

New York Giants Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Al Corwin 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 0.00 1 1 0 0
Jim Hearn 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 8.2 1.04 5 1 1 8
Larry Jansen 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 10.0 6.30 8 6 7 4
Sheldon Jones 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4.1 2.08 5 2 1 1
Monte Kennedy 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 6.00 3 4 2 1
Alex Konikowski 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 1 0 0 0
Dave Koslo 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 15.0 3.20 12 6 5 7
Sal Maglie 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 7.20 8 3 4 2
George Spencer 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3.1 18.90 6 0 7 3
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 2 4 16 6 1 1 0 52.0 4.67 49 23 27 26

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1951 World Series

New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Hank Bauer of 6 18 3 0 1 0 0 3 .167 1 1 0
Yogi Berra c 6 23 6 1 0 0 4 0 .261 2 1 0
Bobby Brown 3b 5 14 5 1 0 0 1 0 .357 2 1 0
Jerry Coleman 2b 5 8 2 0 0 0 2 0 .250 1 2 0
Joe Collins 1b,of 6 18 4 0 0 1 2 3 .222 2 1 0
Joe DiMaggio of 6 23 6 2 0 1 3 5 .261 2 4 0
Bobby Hogue p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Johnny Hopp ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Bob Kuzava p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ed Lopat p 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 0 2 0
Mickey Mantle of 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 2 1 0
Billy Martin pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Gil McDougald 3b,2b 6 23 6 0 0 1 2 7 .261 2 2 0
Johnny Mize 1b 4 7 2 1 0 0 2 1 .286 2 0 0
Tom Morgan p 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Ostrowski p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Vic Raschi p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0
Allie Reynolds p 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0 1 0
Phil Rizzuto ss 6 25 8 0 0 1 5 3 .320 2 3 0
Johnny Sain p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Gene Woodling of 6 18 3 1 1 1 6 1 .167 5 3 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 199 49 7 2 5 29 25 .246 26 23 0

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1951 World Series

New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Bobby Hogue 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.2 0.00 1 0 0 0
Bob Kuzava 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 0 0 0
Ed Lopat 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 0.50 10 4 1 3
Tom Morgan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 2 3 0 1
Joe Ostrowski 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 1 1 0 0
Vic Raschi 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 10.1 0.87 12 4 1 8
Allie Reynolds 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 15.0 4.20 16 8 7 11
Johnny Sain 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 9.00 4 2 2 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 2 12 6 3 1 0 53.0 1.87 46 22 11 25

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