Wednesday, March 9, 2011

1963: Reds sweep Phightins

8/1/63 - Connie Mack Stadium
GAME 1 - Reds 6, Phillies 5
Jim Maloney vs Art Mahaffey
Vada_Pinson Cincy carried a 7-2 lead into the 9th then got careless and let Philly make a game of it.  Jim Maloney pitched well, allowing just 2 runs and fanning 4 in 7 innings.  Mahaffey was throwing pure BP for the Phils and gave up 6 in 5 innings.  Vada Pinson was the hitting star knocking in 3 runs with a triple and a 2 run single.  Johnny Callison's 2 run shot in the bottom of the 9th tightened the game up, but Philly could not get any closer.
Reds lead series 1-0

8/2/63 - GAME 2 - Reds 11, Phillies 1
Jim O'Toole vs Dennis BennettJim_O'Toole
Cincy scored early and often and chased Dennis Bennett with a 5 run third inning to make it 7-0.  Fans in North Philly were filing out of Connie Mack Stadium disgusted in droves.  Jim O'Toole would have an easy day in the office fanning 10 and giving up just 1 in 8 rock solid innings.  O'Toole was the only Red not to get a hit, but every pitcher on the planet would sign up for a 0-4 day at the plate.  Pinson once again had 3 RBI's.  Five Reds had 2 hits in a 13 hit effort.
Reds lead series 2-0

9/4/63 - Crosley Field
GAME 3 - Reds 3, Phillies 2
Cal McLish vs Joe Nuxhall
Pete_Rose Cincy came home looking for the sweep and got just what they wanted.  Joe Nuxhall gave up solo runs in the 1st and the 9th to hold off a desperate Philly team that wasn't about to die just yet.  With the game tied a two rookie Peter Edward Rose delivered a clutch two out walk off double to end the game in regulation.  Philly relievers Jack Baldschun and Ryne Duren did their best to keep the Reds at bay, but a game changing error by Don Hoak at third setup Rose's chance for instant stardom.  Philly wasted another game tying homer by Johnny Callison in the 9th.
Reds win series 3-0

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