Monday, December 10, 2012

1966 World Series Game 2: "The Fat Man Win-eth"

Game 2 - Dodger Stadium

Game 2's starting pitcher duel also seemed to favor the Dodgers; although Mickey Lolich and Claude Osteen's careers were relatively equal, Osteen was much better in '66 and Lolich's only start in the ALCS had been a dud.  However the Tigers struck first again, scoring 2 in the 2nd on Jake Wood and Bill Freehan singles.  During the rally the Tigers sent runners from 2nd to home on three consecutive singles, with the first two runners scoring before the Dodger's Lou Johnson finally threw out Freehan at home.  Detroit added 2 more in the 3rd on an Al Kaline double, Cash single, and Don Wert double.  Detroit scored again in the 4th on a Mickey Stanley RBI single, and added 2 more in the 8th on another Stanley single and a Kaline sac fly. 
Meanwhile, Mickey Lolich made the boys in blue look mousy, allowing only 4 singles, walking one, and striking out 7.  The Dodgers grounded into 2 double plays, had a runner caught stealing, and managed to advance a runner to 2nd just once.  After the dominant performance by Detroit the Dodgers were shaking their heads and wondering how they were going to turn things around.  Detroit 7-0, 
Tigers lead the series 2-0.
--submitted by Jack Mudd--
Editor's Note:  The Series moves back east to Tiger Stadium and will be completed tomorrow at 4:15 EST.

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