Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1963 World Series - GAME 1 - "Coming up Roseboro’s"

8/25/63 - Dodger Stadium
GAME 1 - Dodgers 5, Orioles 3
Robin Roberts (3-2, 3.00) vs Don Drysdale (3-3, 2.41)
Johnny_Roseboro Both teams entered the 1963 fall classic by outlasting their LCS opponents in grueling 7 game series.  Both starters were working on 3 days rest.  The 1st innings saw both teams exchange runs.  Baltimore took the lead in the second on a squeeze play executed by Robin Roberts to score Brooks Robinson.  Jim Gentile would single home John Wesley Powell in the 6th to give the O's a 3-1 lead.  It would all come crashing down to the ground in the bottom of the inning thanks to the long ball.  Tommy Davis' homer with one out made it a one run game.  John Roseboro creamed a 3-1 offering from Roberts, who for years held the major league record for HR's allowed, for a 3 run shot to make it 5-3.  Drysdale would get stronger as the game went on and close it out for the complete game victory.
Dodgers lead series 1-0

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