Greatest Baseball Team Round 3 Finals '27 Yankees vs. '61 Yankees

About a computer simulated tournament to determine the greatest baseball team of all-time, finals 1927 Yankees vs. 1961 Yankees including recap and box score.

Final Championship Game

1927 YANKEES TRIUMPH OVER 1961

YANKEES IN ALL-TIME BASEBALL

Tournament

COMPUTER PARK--Lou Gehrig's 2-out home run off Whitey Ford in the 10th inning earned the 1927 New York Yankees a 5-3 victory over the 1961 New York Yankees to win the final round of NBC's Computer Baseball Tournament.

Gehrig's 2-run blast broke up-a 3-3 pitching duel between Ford and Hall-of-Fame righthander Waite Hoyt.

Roger Maris, who smacked a record 61 homers in 1961, hit 2 home runs off Hoyt to account for 2 of the 1961 Yankees' 3 runs. Babe Ruth connected for a 2-run homer for the 1927 Yankees in the 1st inning.

The box score follows:

Final Round

1961 Yankees AB R H RBI

Richardson 2B 5 0 1 1

Kubek SS 5 0 1 0

Maris RF 5 2 2 2

Mantle CF 4 0 1 0

Howard C 5 0 1 0

Berra LF 4 0 0 0

Skowron 1B 3 0 1 0

Boyer 3B 4 1 1 0

Ford P 4 0 1 0

Totals 39 3 9 3

1927 Yankees AB R H RBI

Combs CF 4 1 0 0

Koenig SS 5 1 2 0

Ruth RF 5 2 3 2

Gehrig LB 5 1 1 2

Meusel LF 4 0 1 1

Lazzeri 2B 3 0 2 0

Dugan 3B 4 0 0 0

Collins C 4 0 1 0

Hoyt P 4 0 0 0

Totals 38 5 10 5

1961 New York Yankees 111 000 000 0-3

1927 New York Yankees 200 001 000 2-5

1961 New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO

Ford 9 2/3 10 5 5 2 0

1927 New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO

Hoyt 10 9 3 3 3 5

LOB--61 Yankees 8; 27 Yankees 6.

E-Boyer, 2B-Kubek, Meusel. HR-Maris 2, Ruth, Gehrig. T-0:00:15.

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