Mickey MantleOn July 22, 1954, At Yankee Stadium, during the first game of a double header New York Yankees skipper Casey Stengel makes some unusual changes in order to get more power into the lineup in the top of the ninth inning. Stengel puts Phil Rizzuto at second base and installs Mickey Mantle as his shortstop to replace weak-hitting Willy Miranda which allows pinch-hitter Hank Bauer to stay in the game in right field, moving Irv Noren to center field to take the Mick’s place in the outfield. Mantle hits a walk off 10th inning home run to win the game.

 

Mantle appeared at shortstop 7 times during his career and did not make one error. Playing 16 innings and gielding 14 balls cleanly and being part of 1 double play.

Game Ticket 

 

Play by Play

WHITE SOX 1ST: Carrasquel grounded out (third to first); Fox
singled to center; Fox was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Minoso flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
White Sox 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: McDougald grounded out (third to first); Collins
singled to right [Collins out at second (right to shortstop)];
Mantle flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Yankees 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Cavarretta walked; Grim threw a wild pitch
[Cavarretta to second]; Rivera was called out on strikes;
Sawatski singled to right [Cavarretta scored (error by Grim)
(unearned) (no RBI), Sawatski to second]; Michaels popped to
first in foul territory; Groth was walked intentionally; On a
bunt Consuegra singled to third [Sawatski to third, Groth to
second]; Carrasquel popped to shortstop; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  White Sox 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Berra homered; Noren grounded out (pitcher to
first); Woodling flied out to left; Carey singled to center;
Miranda flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Yankees 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Fox grounded out (first unassisted); Minoso flied
out to left; Cavarretta grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Grim grounded out (third to first); McDougald
singled to left; COLEMAN RAN FOR MCDOUGALD; Collins forced
Coleman (left to second); Mantle lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Yankees 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: COLEMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Rivera was
called out on strikes; Sawatski struck out; Michaels was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Berra flied out to center; Noren lined to right;
Woodling flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
1, Yankees 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Groth walked; On a bunt Consuegra struck out;
Carrasquel reached on an error by Carey [Groth to second]; Fox
singled to right [Groth scored, Carrasquel to third]; Minoso
reached on a fielder's choice [Carrasquel out at home (shortstop
to catcher), Fox to second]; Cavarretta grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Carey flied out to left; Miranda grounded out
(shortstop to first); Grim singled to left; Coleman flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 2, Yankees 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Rivera flied out to right; Sawatski flied out to
right; Michaels lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Collins lined to left; Mantle flied out to center;
Berra flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2,
Yankees 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Groth singled to center; Consuegra flied out to
left; Carrasquel flied out to left; Fox tripled to right [Groth
scored]; Minoso flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White
Sox 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Noren flied out to left; Woodling popped to third
in foul territory; Carey was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Yankees 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Cavarretta struck out; Rivera singled to left;
Sawatski grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Rivera out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 8TH: SLAUGHTER BATTED FOR MIRANDA; Slaughter grounded
out (pitcher to first); ROBINSON BATTED FOR GRIM; Robinson
homered; SKOWRON BATTED FOR COLEMAN; Skowron walked; HARSHMAN
REPLACED CONSUEGRA (PITCHING); BAUER BATTED FOR COLLINS; Bauer
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Skowron to second]; Mantle
singled to center [Skowron scored]; Berra walked [Mantle to
second]; Noren flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White
Sox 3, Yankees 3.

WHITE SOX 9TH: SAIN REPLACED ROBINSON (PITCHING); SKOWRON STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); BAUER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); NOREN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); MANTLE CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING SS); RIZZUTO REPLACED SLAUGHTER (PLAYING 2B); Michaels
grounded out (third to first); Groth popped to second; Harshman
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 3, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Woodling popped to third in foul territory; Carey
doubled to right; JOHNSON REPLACED HARSHMAN (PITCHING); Rizzuto
lined to third; Sain grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Yankees 3.

WHITE SOX 10TH: Carrasquel grounded out (third to first); Fox
grounded out (first to pitcher); Minoso popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 10TH: Skowron grounded out (third to first); Bauer
grounded out (second to first); Mantle homered; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 3, Yankees 4.