On August 12, 1953 — Playing without the injured Mickey Mantle – out for 10 days with a sprained knee – the Yankees explode for 28 hits off Washington pitching‚ two shy of the American League record. New York rolls to a 22 – 1 victory. Rookie Steve Kraly‚ relieving Whitey Ford‚ gives up a run to avert the largest shutout win in history. Ford has 4 hits‚ and Yogi Berra and Billy Martin each collect 5 RBIs. Hank Bauer scores 5 runs.

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