On September 2, 1955 — Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle celebrate Billy Martin’s return from the army; Ford throws 6 innings of no-hit ball against Washington before Carlos Paula spoils it in the 7th with Washington’s only hit. The Yanks win, 4 – 2, as Mantle hits his 36th home run, a 3-run shot. Mantle is 10 homers ahead of rivals Al Kaline and Ted Williams. New York stays a half-game behind the White Sox, who beat the 3rd-place Indians. Billy Martin will hit .300 in September, and New York will go on a 17-6 tear to win the pennant by 3 games.
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