The 50 Years Ago Today Report
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On August 28, 1963:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.