8/1-8/2 - Yankee Stadium
GAME 1 - Yankees 4, A's 3 (11 inn)
KC shocked even themselves by posting 3 runs off of the great Whitey Ford to make it 3-1 after 3. Norm Siebern clocked a 3 run opposite field homer off of "Slick". No fear in Gotham as the Bombers were not done...not by a long shot. Moose Skowron doubled home "the Mick" in the bottom of the 4th and Roger Maris' solo shot to lead off the 8th tied it. Ray Hebert pitched his heart out for the A's, but couldn't close the door. The game headed to extra innings and in the bottom of the 11th Jesse Gonder singled home Moose Skowron to win it. Marty Kutyna loaded the bases with 3 walks before Ken Johnson came on with the near impossible task of getting the Bombers out with the bases loaded.
GAME 2 - Yankees 3, A's 2
Fans up in the big ballpark in the Bronx were treated to a game that was quite similar to the first. The only difference here was that the Yanks won on a walk off error in the 9th and not a single in the 11. Bud Daley went deep into the 9th, but his defense (3 errors on the day) completely let him down. After getting 2 quick outs to start the 9th Daley was victimized by a throwing error made by second baseman Wayne Terwilliger. After Tony Kubek walked Terwilliger booted another one on a one hop grounder by Yogi. Luis Arroyo easily scored the winning run and got the win after pitching to only 1 batter in the top half of the inning. Art Ditmar went 8 2/3 and gave up just 2 to mirror Daley's performance.
8/3-8/4 - Municipal Stadium
GAME 3 - Yankees 3, A's 2
As if on script the A's carried a 2-1 lead into the 9th and choked it away once again to the Bombers. Bob Turley started for New York and nursed a 1 run lead into the 8th when he tired. Russ Snyder led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a grounder to second. Siebern walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Bobby Shantz came on to replace Turley and and served up a bases clearing double to Bill Tuttle, which put the A's up 2-1. Dick Hall, who had given up a leadoff homer to Hector Lopez, had cobbled together 7 consecutive shutout innings. Hall looked strong getting Kubek to ground to second for the first out of the 9th. In what was a precursor to what would follow Hall looked to have served up a game tying homer to Roger Maris, but the hitting hero of the 8th inning (Bill Tuttle) came out of nowhere and robbed Maris with a leaping catch against the wall. Hall would not get so lucky when Mickey hit a bullet off the wall in right center and wound up with a 2 out double. Hall looked to dugout, but his manager was not coming to rescue him. Moose Skowron stepped to the plate and launched a changeup deep into the night for a 2 run shot to put the Bombers up 3-2. KC went down like lambs in the bottom of the 9th as the Bombers won 3 consecutive 1 run come from behind games vs their "unofficial" farm team in the Midwest.