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Bill Bevens’ Last Pitch in the Major Leagues

was an unforgettable game that has almost been forgotten.

Floyd "Bill" Bevens started Game Four of the 1947 World Series for the New Yankees at Ebbets Field against Brooklyn's rookie sensation, Harry Taylor, but there is more to the story.

Taylor went 10-5 during the season, but he had torn a tendon in his pitching elbow. He still started for Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Scores Without a Hit

The Yankees led 2-0, but Brooklyn scored in the fifth inning to cut the Yankees' margin in half.

Spider Jorgensen led off by drawing a base on balls. Hal Gregg, who had relieved Harry Taylor in the first inning when the Yankees scored their first run and threatened to blow the game open, also walked.

Since this was 1947, ...

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