June 24, 2017
May 28, 1984 - Lynn for the Win
This was the final game on the schedule for May 28, and it featured the Yankees on their long West Coast road trip pulling into Anaheim. Phil Niekro toed the rubber and his knuckler was bouncing. In fact, he didn't give up a hit until the fifth inning. Gary Pettis singled, stole second, and then trotted home on the rare Bob Boon double. That cut the Yankees lead to 2-1.
New York got a run back when Ken Griffey Sr. scored on a Bobby Meacham double. But Fred Lynn homered in the bottom half of the sixth to tie things up at 3-3. In the bottom of the seventh Lynn was once again at the plate with runners in scoring position. He doubled for his third RBI, plating Rod Carew. From there the California handed the ball to reliever Don Aase, who retired six of the seven Yankees hitters he faced for the save. The Angels did suffer a loss of sorts, though. Bobby Grich got injured on a Dave Winfield line out that will cost him the next twenty games. Enter Rob Wilfong...
Winning Pitcher - John Curtis
Losing Pitcher - Phil Niekro
Save - Don Aase
Player of the Game - Fred Lynn, 2-3, HR, 2B, 3RBI, BB, OF Asst.
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield, Phil Niekro, Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson.