|Baseball Digest September 1956 via Wiki Commons|
Game 4 1956 WS at Yankee Stadium: Yogi in his second PA against Dodger starting pitcher Carl Erskine in the 3rd and the game tied 1-1: Yogi struck out as Mickey Mantle stole second following a walk. Did Mantle’s steal attempt induce Yogi to swing at a bad pitch? Yogi had singled off Erskine in the first inning driving in Joe Collins giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. The Yankees went on to score two runs in the 3rd to take a 3-1 lead. Yanks won the game 6-2. Yogi batted twice more: flyball: CF, against Ed Roebuck and ground out: 1B unassisted against a young Don Drysdale.
Game 5 was Don Larsen’s perfect game. Yogi was not distracted into striking out, although he went 0 for 3 against Sal Maglie. Yanks won 2-0.
Game 6 was a 1-0 Dodger win in ten innings at Ebbetts Field. Yogi was 2 for 4 against complete game winner Clem Labine.
Game 7: Yanks won 9-0. Yogi went 2 for 3, scored 2, 4 RBI. Against Newcombe Yogi hit two run homers in the 1st and 3rd, both following Mantle strike outs. Yogi was intentionally walked in the 5th and 7th by relievers; the 7th inning walk was followed by a bases loaded home run by Bill Skowron. Yogi’s final PA was a line out to second base in the 8th with the Yankees leading 9-0.
Game 3 1961 WS at Crosley Field Cincinnati: Yogi struck out against Reds pitcher Bob Purkey in a 3-2 Yankee win.
7th: Yanks trailing 1-0, Mantle struck out but Yogi singled to right driving in the tying run.
9th: After Maris led off with a home run to break a 2-2 tie, Mantle struck out and Yogi grounded out: 1B-P.
Here are Yogi’s SO stats.