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Yanks Top Angels in the Bronx

July 22, 1963 - Taking candy from babies is dangerous work compared with the New York Yankees’ business of taking ballgames from second-division visitors to Yankee Stadium. The final score of today’s contest before 7,866 fans in the Bronx was New York 8, the Los Angeles Angels, 4. The suspense was gone by the third inning when the Yankees scored 5 runs off young Fred Newman and southpaw reliever Jack Spring for a 7-0 lead. Ralph Terry coasted the rest of the way to his 10th victory. It was a baby of sorts the Yankees picked on. Recalled from Hawaii a little more than one week ago, Newman, a 21-year-old right-hander, was the starter for the Angels, and it was only his second major-league start. Tom Tresh (pictured) indoctrinated the youngster in the first inning. Tresh smacked his 16th homer of the year following a walk to Bobby Richardson. Newman got by the lower half of the order in the second inning, but was taken out in the third after Tony Kubek, Richardson, and Tresh had started the inning with identical bouncing singles through the hole between first and second. Two-run singles by Elston Howard and Clete Boyer completed the five-run rally. The rest of the evening was routine. The Yankees have now won 32 of their 41 home games, which is a big reason why their league lead is up to 7-and-a-half games. It is the biggest lead they have enjoyed since September 1961. Defeat knocked Bill Rigney’s Angels 15 games below the world champions.


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