Got to give it to those old-timey pitchers. Boo Ferriss pitched a 125 pitch, 4 hit, 1 BB shutout to earn a 10-0 win in game two of the YRRS World Series giving the 1946 Red Sox a 2-0 lead over the 1961 Yankees.
Game 2 – Box Score
For those interested, here some stat links:
1946 Red Sox YRRS Stats (for all playoff games) – Important Note: You need to select “Playoff” in the “Select Split” drop down menu.
1961 Yankees YRRS Stats (for all playoff games) – Important Note: You need to select “Playoff” in the “Select Split” drop down menu.
Wally Moses drove in 4 with only 1 hit that wasn’t a home run. He had a bases clearing triple and a sac fly. Rudy York drove in 1 with a solo shot and scored 3 runs and Lee Culberson went 3-3 driving in 1 and scoring 2. Hal Wagner also chipped in 2 rbi.
All in all a very good game for the 1946 Red Sox. They again kept Roger Maris under wraps and also contained Mickey Mantle who is only hitting .253 in this simulation. The ’61 Yankees got a disappointing and very uncharacteristic outing from Whitey Ford who allowed 6 ER in 6.2 IP. His simulation ERA is 9.11. Yikes.
Game 3 will feature Burrhead Dobson for the Red Sox vs. Ralph Terry for the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Game 2 in the books
YRRS Rivalry Championship Series Game 2:
Whitey Ford (2-3) vs. Boo Ferriss (2-1)
Both pitchers kept the opposition scoreless through four innings without any real scoring chances. The Yankees through four innings had 3 singles and the RedSox had only 1 hit, also a single. After the Yankees were put out 1-2-3 in the top of the 5th the Sox broke the ice in the bottom half with a leadoff solo homerun by Rudy York, his 2nd of the YRRS.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Sox added another run when Leon Culberson singled stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sac fly by Wally Moses. With the score at 2-0 through six, both teams felt the game was theirs for the taking. Unfortunately for the visiting Yankees, the bottom of the seventh proved to be the back breaker as the RedSox scored four times. With two outs and runners on the corners Hal Wagner bounced a single into left scoring York and sending Bobby Doerr to second. Leon Culberson followed with another single scoring Doerr. Wally Moses smashed a triple that scored both Wagner and Culberson, the lead was at 6-0 through seven.
With the game out of hand, the Sox added insult to injury in the bottom of the eigth with four more runs with reliever Tex Clevenger issueing 4 walks and a wild pitch in the inning. Boo Ferriss went the distance allowing four hits and striking out three in the shutout.
The Red Sox head to New York leading the series 2-0 after a 10-0 shellacking.
Next up: Joe Dobson (1-0) vs. Ralph Terry (1-3)
Ferriss Stops 3) New York 61
Dave Ferriss of the 6) Boston 46 Red Sox 46 just toyed with the 3) New York 61 Yankees 61 today, blanking them 10-0. He was almost untouchable, baffling them on a 4-hit shutout with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk.
“I’m sweating now because it’s hot in here,” Ferriss said in the clubhouse after the game. “But it didn’t even feel like I was sweating out there.”
One of his teammates said it was easy to play behind him today. “It was like he’s just playing with the hitters and doing whatever he wanted to do.”