Greatest Baseball Team Round 1 '27 Yankees vs. '63 Dodgers

About a computer simulated tournament to determine the greatest baseball team of all-time, round one 1927 Yankees vs. 1963 Dodgers including recap and box score.

3rd Opening Game

1927 N.Y. YANKEES DEFEAT 1963 L.A.

DODGERS

COMPUTER PARK--Held to one run in 8 innings, the 1927 New York Yankees erupted for 4 runs at the expense of Sandy Koufax in the 9th inning to defeat the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in the 3rd game of the computerized baseball tournament.

The 4-run cluster by the '27 Yankees snapped a 1-1 tie and a pitching duel between Koufax and the Yankees' Hall of Famer Waite Hoyt.

Lou Gehrig started the rally off Koufax in the 9th with a double. A single by Tony Lazzeri, followed by triples by Joe Dugan and Earle Combs topped off the scoring.

Babe Ruth earned the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning by solving Koufax for a home run. The Dodgers nicked Hoyt for the equalizer in the 5th on a home run by, of all people, Sandy Koufax.

The box score follows:

1st Round--3rd Game

1927 N.Y. Yankees AB R H RBI

Combs CF 5 0 2 2

Koenig SS 5 0 0 0

Ruth RF 3 1 1 1

Gehrig 1B 3 1 1 0

Meusel LF 4 0 0 0

Lazzeri 2B 4 1 1 1

Dugan 3B 4 1 1 1

Collins C 3 1 1 0

Hoyt P 4 0 1 0

Totals 35 5 8 5

1963 L. A. Dodgers AB R H RBI

Gilliam 2B 4 0 1 0

Wills SS 4 0 0 0

W. Davis CF 4 0 0 0

T. Davis LF 4 0 1 0

Fairly 1B 4 0 2 0

Howard RF 4 0 1 0

Roseboro C 4 0 0 0

McMullen 3B 4 0 1 0

Koufax P 3 1 1 1

Moon PH 1 0 0 0

Totals 36 1 7 1

1927 New York Yankees 100 000 004-5

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 000 010 000-1

1927 New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO

Hoyt (W. 1-0) 9 7 1 1 0 3

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO

Koufax (L. 0-1) 9 8 5 5 3 6

E.-Lazzeri, Dugan. LOB-Yankees 6, Dodgers 7. 2B.-Gehrig. 3B.-Dugan, Combs. HR.-Ruth, Koufax. SB.-Ruth, McMullen. T.-0:00:15

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