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🚨Yankees Rout Reds, 13-5, Win 19th World Series

Oct. 9, 1961 - The Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds today, 13-5, and won the world series for the 19th time in 26 attempts. Eight Cincinnati pitchers gave a total of fifteen hits. A five-run first inning started the Yankees to their fourth victory in the five games that this series lasted. Ralph Houk's Bombers routed Joey Jay after he had retired only two batters. This was the Jay whose four-hitter in the second game brought Cincinnati its only victory in the series. So, the 41-year-old Raph Houk, who succeeded Casey Stengel last winter, has won a championship in his first season as manager.


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