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Jim Bunning Couldn’t Stop the New York Yankees

Aug. 31, 1961, the Detroit Tigers trailed the first-place New York Yankees by a mere one and one-half games, but by just a single game in the all-important loss column.

With the passage of time, it is often forgotten that the great 1961 Yankees were in a torrid pennant race with the Tigers most of the season.

Really, A Crucial Series

The Tigers were in New York to play the Yankees in what really was a crucial series starting on Sept. 1. The first game was a battle of lefties, with Don Mossi facing Whitey Ford.

The game was scoreless when Ford had to leave in the Tigers' fifth due to a hip strain.

Left-hander Leo "Buddy" Daley, whom the Yankees obtained from their cousins in Kansas City, ...

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