Thursday, February 3, 2011

1962 World Series Game # 1 - Dodgers 1, Angels 0 (10 in)

One last hurrah for the Silver Fox
GAME 1 - Dodgers 1, Angels 0 (10 inn)
Dean Chance vs Don Drysdale

Chance and Drysdale went toe to toe posting goose eggs for 8 innings until Chance tired and had to be replaced by Art Fowler.  After 9 innings of play neither offense could muster up a run, so the game headed to extra innings.  By this point the book was closed on Chance, who went 8 1/3 innings, struck out 4 and scattered 8 hits without allowing a run.  Don Drysdale is an imposing figure on the hill and his size, strength and resolve allowed him to continue on into the 10th where all he allowed was a 2 out single to Fowler.  After Albie Pearson grounded out to end the top of the 10th Tommy Davis led off the bottom of the inning with a clean single to left center.  Next up was the aging Duke Snider, who came into the game in the bottom of the 2nd when Frank Howard pulled a muscle in his leg on a grounder to short.  The aging Snider, who is light years past his mega star days in Brooklyn, hit a one hopper to Lee Thomas at first.  Thomas, who usually plays right field, became a defensive liability as he booted Snider's grounder as the "Silver Fox" easily made it to first.  Ron Fairly followed by hitting into a 6-4 fielder's choice, which allowed Davis to move 90 feet from ending the game.  That end would come during the next at bat as Wally Moon lined a clean single to left field to score Davis and give Big D his much deserved 6 hit complete game shutout victory.
Dodgers lead series 1-0

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