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Yanks Split Doubleheader with Angels at Stadium

May 19, 1963 - The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels spent a mostly frustrating afternoon at Yankee Stadium today as they took turns knocking each other around in a doubleheader that saw a number of streaks end abruptly. Whitey Ford was routed inside of six innings of the opener on homers by Albie Pearson and Bob Perry that were good for five runs. The Angels, behind the effective hurling of Ken McBride, went on to win that one, 6-2. That snapped a five-game winning streak for Ralph Houk’s Bombers and gave McBride the distinction of having turned back the Bombers twice this season. In the second encounter, however, the crowd of 37,567 saw everything go the opposite way as the Yanks drove Bo Belinsky to the showers and won, 10-4. The victory gave the Bombers the rubber match of the three-game series. The Yanks belted Belinsky for eight runs in the first two innings. In the finale, Clete Boyer, Elston Howard, Roger Maris, and Tony Kubek drove in two runs apiece, while Joe Pepitone and Ralph Terry, the winning pitcher, each drove in one. Terry celebrated the end of his three-game losing streak by letting Boyer cut his hair after the game. Terry had vowed he wouldn’t have the mop trimmed until he won, and he has looked like a beatnik for the last three weeks. “Even the homer off Terry [by Leon Wagner] was a good pitch,” said Ralph Houk after the game. “That is, he got it up high, which is where we pitch Wagner. But maybe it should have been tighter. Wagner likes the ball a bit away from him.” The Yanks took the series with Los Angeles, 2-1, and now are even with the Angels on the season, 3-3.


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