Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1963 World Series - GAME 2 - "Truth Adair"

8/26/63 - Dodger Stadium
GAME 2 - Orioles 5, Dodgers 4
Milt Pappas (1-1, 3.38) vs Sandy Koufax (3-2, 3.76)
Simply put Koufax was not Koufax today as evidenced by the 5 runs he gave up in 9Jerry_Adair innings.  That run tally is typical of 3 or 4 Koufax outings, not one.  Sandy had himself a 4-2 lead heading into the fateful top of the 6th when his crankcase began squirting oil.  Jackie Brandt doubled home Bob Johnson to make it 4-3. Sandy then got the next two outs and looked like a sure thing to get out of the jam, but once again this was just not the normally dominant southpaw's day.  RBI singles by Russ Snyder and Luis Aparicio gave the O's a lead that they would never relinquish.  Mike McCormick gave his team 3 outstanding innings of middle relief and Stu Miller closed it out with a perfect 9th to even the series.  Banjo hitting Jerry Adair's 2 run homer in the third got Baltimore on the board and served as a message to all that Koufax was not going to be himself today.
Series tied 1-1

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