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Terry Dominant as Yanks Crush Twins, 9-3

Aug. 15, 1962 - Minnesota fans, game to the last, cracked a Metropolitan Stadium attendance record today for the second time this week with a turnout of 41,536. But after that, the Yankees, behind the masterly seven-hit pitching of Ralph Terry (pictured), did all the cracking as they crushed Sam Mele’s Twins, 9-3. The victory, the Yanks’ second in the four-game series, just about snuffed out whatever pennant dreams the Twins might still have entertained. They are now seven-and-a-half games behind Ralph Houk’s Bombers. Young Tom Tresh, who starred in the previous game, again sent the Yanks on their way. With Terry and Jim Kaat locked in a scoreless tie, Tresh hit a two-run homer in the fifth. Then it became a rout that culminated in a six-run eighth. Bill Skowron belted in three of those runs with a homer. Behind this power-laden offensive, Terry coasted to his 17th triumph, the highest number of games he’s ever won as a Yankee.


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