Wednesday, August 12, 2020

1961: Aug. 12 Mantle 44, Maris 43.

Part of a series that started with August 1, 1961.

Roger Maris and Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle engaged in a home race during a pennant race, both trying to pass the season record of 60 home runs hit in 1927 by Yankee Babe Ruth.

In 1961 the American League expanded from 8 to 10 teams and increased its schedule from 154 to 162 games. Both the 1927 and 1961 Yankees played one tie game.

Saturday, August 12, 1961
Attendance: 15,870
Venue: Griffith Stadium
Game Duration: 2:18
Day Game, on grass
Senators 5, Yankees 1

HR: Roger Maris (43, off Dick Donovan, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF)


TmWLW-L%GBRSRApythW-L%
NYY7638.667--610457.629
DET7341.6403.0614481.610
BAL6651.56411.5515453.558
CLE6055.52216.5546522.521
CHW5857.50418.5536527.508
BOS5663.47122.5539609.444
WSA4764.42327.5462526.441
LAA4866.42128.0499519.482
MIN4867.41728.5506580.438
KCA4272.36834.0475628.375


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

1961: Aug.11 Mantle 44, Maris 42.

Part of a series that started with August 1, 1961.

Roger Maris and Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle engaged in a home race during a pennant race, both trying to pass the season record of 60 home runs hit in 1927 by Yankee Babe Ruth.

In 1961 the American League expanded from 8 to 10 teams and increased its schedule from 154 to 162 games. Both the 1927 and 1961 Yankees played one tie game.

Attendance: 22,601
Venue: Griffith Stadium
Game Duration: 2:47
Night Game, on grass
Yankees 12, Senators 5

HR: Roger Maris (42, off Pete Burnside, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); Mickey Mantle (44, off Pete Burnside, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF); Burnside threw lefty.

TmWLW-L%GBRSRApythW-L%
NYY7637.673--609452.633
DET7241.6374.0597478.600
BAL6551.56012.5507450.554
CLE6054.52616.5546519.523
CHW5757.50019.5534526.507
BOS5662.47522.5536601.448
WSA4664.41828.5457525.437
MIN4866.42128.5503563.449
LAA4766.41629.0496519.479
KCA4271.37234.0474626.375

Thursday, August 6, 2020

1961: Aug. 6 Mantle 43, Maris 41. Mickey hits 3 in doubleheader.

Part of a series that started with August 1, 1961.

Roger Maris and Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle engaged in a home race during a pennant race, both trying to pass the season record of 60 home runs hit in 1927 by Yankee Babe Ruth.

In 1961 the American League expanded from 8 to 10 teams and increased its schedule from 154 to 162 games. Both the 1927 and 1961 Yankees played one tie game.

Mantle's last dominant position in the home run race. Two homers in game one, a third in game two. Mantle showed all his skills that day. I attended.

Sunday, August 6, 1961
Start Time: 2:04 p.m. Local
Venue: Yankee Stadium I
Game Duration: 4:16
Day Game, on grass
First game of doubleheader
Yankees 7, Twins 6 in 15 innings

HR: Mickey Mantle 2 (42, 2 off Pedro Ramos, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF)

Start Time: 6:55 p.m. Local
Attendance: 39,408
Venue: Yankee Stadium I
Game Duration: 2:26
Day Game, on grass
Second game of doubleheader
Yankees 3, Twins 2

HR: Mickey Mantle (43, off Al Schroll, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF)

Mantle scored the winning run bottom 9.

TmWLW-L%GBRSRApythW-L%
NYY7137.657--583441.625
DET6940.6332.5582472.595
BAL6149.55511.0475435.540
CLE5754.51415.5534511.520
CHW5654.50916.0529512.515
BOS5260.46421.0510575.445
LAA4761.43524.0488502.487
WSA4661.43024.5446504.444
MIN4662.42625.0481539.448
KCA4067.37430.5462599.383