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Yankees Sweep Doubleheader from Detroit at the Stadium

June 16, 1963 - Belting left-handers and right-handers with equal glee, the Yankees entertained this season’s largest American League crowd — 44,357 — today by riding roughshod over the Detroit Tigers in both ends of the doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, 4-0 and 6-3. With Ralph Terry pitching a three-hitter, Ralph Houk’s Bombers won the first game. Ralph threw only 100 pitches in getting his seventh win and extended his string of walkless innings to 39. He fanned only three, but it was Rocky Colavito each time. Jim Bunning, a Tiger right-hander, failed to survive four innings, the finishing stroke being a two-run homer by Tony Kubek, back at shortstop for the first time since June 1. Having failed with a righty, Manager Bob Scheffing tried again with a southpaw in the second game. But Hank Aguirre fared no better than had Don Mossi and Mickey Lolich in the first two games of the series. Aguirre, too, came to grief in the fourth, and Bill Stafford gained his third victory of the year. And so the Yanks, by scoring their first doubleheader sweep of the season, continued their hold on first place. The White Sox trail by 9 percentage points, the Red Sox by 2-and-a-half games. Among the Father’s Day celebrants at today’s game were Senator Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.) and Senator Harrison Williams (D-N.J.) with their families. Between games, Whitey Ford presented nine boys with autographed baseballs in a ceremony denoting the 25th anniversary of the Greater New York Fund. The youngsters distinguished themselves in various activities within their communities.


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