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Whitey Ford Stops Tigers in Tracks as Yankees Win, 8-0

Aug. 10, 1962 - Autumn breezes paid a premature call on Yankee Stadium today, accompanied by a bone-chilling drizzle. The Yankees overcame those unwelcome guests and the Detroit Tigers by the simple stratagem of stationing Whitey Ford on the mound. Ford is known as perhaps the best left-handed cold-weather pitcher in baseball. He added to that reputation by scattering 7 hits over 7 and 1/3 innings to help the Yankees score an 8-0 triumph. Marshall Bridges relieved in the eighth and held the Tigers hitless. Every member of Manager Ralph Houk’s starting lineup connected safely. Bobby Richardson set the pace with two singles and his sixth homer of the year. Bill Skowron doubled twice and singled. Ford struck out 10, his high mark for the 1962 campaign, in gaining his 12th victory.


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