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White Sox Take Series from Yankees, 3-1

June 27, 1963 - The Yankee hopes of showing the White Sox who was boss in the American League came down with a crash today in Chicago. Before a Ladies’ Day crowd of 48,554, Al Lopez’s Chisox, behind another smooth mound exhibition by Ray Herbert (pictured), romped off with the series finale, 6-0. “When I get the ball where I want it to go, like today, I’m good,” Herbert replied afterward to a question about his inconsistency. “When I don’t, I am in trouble.” The victory gave the Sox the series, 3-1, and again brought them to within 8 percentage points of Ralph Houk’s league leaders. While Herbert was racking up his sixth shutout — including two against the Yanks — the Bombers’ own crack right-hander, Jim Bouton, turned in the worst performance of the year. Jarred for three runs in the opening inning, Bouton faded out after five innings. By this time, he had been tagged for all of the runs and raked for 10 hits. “It was my worst game, of course,” Jim said afterward. “I didn’t have good stuff. There were some cheap hits, but they also hit good ones. The 90-degree heat didn’t bother me.” The Yanks, who topped the 1,000,000 mark in road attendance last night, have now played before 1,054,392 in 40 road games.


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