The 50 Years Ago Today Report

Nine to Know

On August 28, 1963:

  1. The AL first-place Yankees (86-56) defeated the seventh-place Boston Red Sox (62-70), 4-1, as Whitey Ford defeated Earl Wilson. Ford moved to 19-7 on the season in his complete game five-hitter. Boston first baseman Dick Stuart hit the only homer of the game. It was his 34th of the season. The Yankees scored twice on wild pitches and once on a DP.
  2. The NL first-place Dodgers (78-53) lost to the sixth-place Reds (61-55), 9-5. Jim Maloney (19-6) topped Johnny Podres (11-10).
  3. The AL second-place White Sox split a twin-bill with the Indians. Juan Pizarro topped Pedro Ramos in the opener and Eddie Fisher defeated Dick Donovan in the nightcap. Tito Francona was 1-for-6 for the Indians in the doubleheader.
  4. The NL second-place Giants behind Billy O’Dell defeated Bob Gibson and the Cardinals, 5-3. Gibby gave up a pair of homers to Tom Haller, and one homer each to Orlando Cepeda and Chuck Hiller.
  5. Don Cardwell and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Al Jackson (8-16) and the New York Mets, 7-2. Roy Face earned the save. The Casey Stengel-led Mets fell to 41-90 on the season.
  6. Frank Lary only allowed a Jim Fregosi homer as he held the Angels to seven hits in a 2-1 Tigers victory. Dean Chance fell to 11-16 with a 3.10 ERA on the season.
  7. The Phillies defeated the Cubs, 8-7, as Dallas Green earned the win and Ryne Duren picked up the save. Johnny Callison picked up his 20th homer of the season.
  8. Milt Pappas and the Orioles defeated the Kansas City Athletics, 3-1. Charlie Lau homered for the losers while Jerry Adair and Jackie Brandt homered for the victors.
  9. The 10th place Washington Senators (48-83) had the day off but in Washington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his memorable “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial.