On June 24 1970 – At Yankee Stadium, Cleveland Indians first baseman Tony Horton calls for Steve Hamilton’s “Folly Floater” after fouling it off the previous pitch. The Indians first baseman crawls back to the dugout when his second foul ball is caught by catcher Thurman Munson. Cleveland, however, would win the game 7-2. The reason Horton crawled into dugout was he heard a boo Sensitive to fans’ booing during the season, Horton will be hospitalized, and at 25, this is his last season.

In the same doubleheader, Bobby Murcer ties Lou Gehrig’s record of four straight homers. The Yanks lose the opener, 7 – 2, despite Murcer’s 9th-inning home run off Sam McDowell. Murcer next connects off the second game’s starter, Mike Paul, hitting a solo shot in the 1st inning. A walk in the 4th, then a two-run homer off Paul in the 5th, and a game-tying homer in the 8th, off Fred Lasher. New York scores in the bottom of the 9th to salvage a 5 – 4 win.

Game Ticket 

Cleveland Indians 7, New York Yankees 2 (Game 1)

Game Played: Wednesday, June 24, 1970 (D) at Yankee Stadium I
Time of Game: 2:21
Attendance: 31,925

Line Score

CLE A 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 – 7 10 0
NY A  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 – 2 5 3 

Umpires: HP – Bob Stewart, 1B – Ron Luciano, 2B – Merle Anthony, 3B – Red Flaherty

Box Score

Starting Lineups
Indians
1 Jack Heidemann SS
2 Eddie Leon 2B
3 Vada Pinson LF
4 Ray Fosse C
5 Graig Nettles 3B
6 Tony Horton 1B
7 Ted Uhlaender CF
8 Roy Foster RF
9 Sam McDowell P

Yankees
1 Horace Clarke 2B
2 Bobby Murcer CF
3 Roy White LF
4 Danny Cater 1B
5 Thurman Munson C
6 Ron Woods RF
7 Gene Michael SS
8 Jerry Kenney 3B
9 Mel Stottlemyre P

Play by Play

INDIANS 1ST: Heidemann grounded out (second to first); Leon
singled to shortstop; Pinson flied out to left; Fosse struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (third to first); Murcer made
an out to third; White struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 0, Yankees 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Nettles grounded out (second to first); Horton
reached on an error by Michael [Horton to first]; Uhlaender
forced Horton (pitcher to shortstop); Foster made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
singled to center; Munson was picked off first (pitcher to
first); Woods grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.

INDIANS 3RD: McDowell flied out to right; Heidemann singled to
center; Heidemann stole second; Leon singled to center
[Heidemann scored, Leon to second (on throw to home)]; Pinson
doubled to right [Leon scored]; Fosse grounded out (third to
first) [Pinson to third]; Nettles grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Michael was called out on strikes; Kenney grounded
out (second to first); Stottlemyre struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Horton singled to right; Uhlaender flied out to
left; Foster singled to left [Horton to second]; McDowell lined
to left; Heidemann lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Indians 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Clarke grounded out (third to first); Murcer was
called out on strikes; White grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 0.

INDIANS 5TH: KEKICH REPLACED STOTTLEMYRE (PITCHING); Leon
walked; Pinson singled to right [Leon to second]; Fosse singled
to right [Leon to third, Pinson to second]; Nettles forced Leon
(third to catcher) [Pinson to third, Fosse to second]; Horton
made an out to third; Uhlaender singled to right [Pinson scored,
Fosse scored, Nettles scored (error by Woods) (unearned) (no
RBI), Uhlaender to second]; Foster was walked intentionally;
McDowell reached on an error by Michael [Uhlaender scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Foster to third, McDowell to first];
Heidemann struck out; 4 R (2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. Indians 6,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
singled to left; Woods grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Munson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 6, Yankees 0.

INDIANS 6TH: Leon flied out to center; Pinson flied out to
right; Fosse walked; Nettles flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Michael flied out to left; Kenney walked; HANSEN
BATTED FOR KEKICH; Hansen made an out to catcher; Clarke popped
to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 0.

INDIANS 7TH: KLIMKOWSKI REPLACED HANSEN (PITCHING); Horton
grounded out (shortstop to first); Uhlaender grounded out (first
to pitcher); Foster was hit by a pitch; McDowell struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Murcer made an out to third; White singled to left;
Cater flied out to right; Fosse allowed a passed ball [White to
second]; Munson walked; Woods made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 0.

INDIANS 8TH: Heidemann walked; Leon out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Heidemann to second]; Pinson was walked
intentionally; Fosse singled to center [Heidemann scored, Pinson
to third]; Nettles hit into a double play (center to catcher)
[Pinson out at home]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Yankees
0.

YANKEES 8TH: Michael made an out to third; Kenney made an out to
catcher; BLEFARY BATTED FOR KLIMKOWSKI; Blefary homered; Clarke
flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Yankees 1.

INDIANS 9TH: HAMILTON REPLACED BLEFARY (PITCHING); Horton made
an out to catcher; Uhlaender grounded out (second to first);
Foster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 9TH: Murcer homered; White grounded out (third to
first); Cater grounded out (third to first); Munson flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Yankees 2.