Bill Bevens

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Bevens nearly pitched the first no-hitter in World Series history. Pitching for the New York Yankees with two out and two on (both via walks) in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the 1947 World Series on October 3rd, Bevens allowed a two-run double to pinch-hitter Cookie Lavagetto of the Brooklyn Dodgers, losing the no-hitter and the game on his last pitch. He came back in Game 7 to relieve Spec Shea in the 2nd inning and pitch 2 2/3 innings; he kept his team in the game long enough for his successor on the mound, Joe Page to claim a 5-2 Series-clinching victory. Overall, he gave up only 3 hits in 11 1/3 innings in that, his only World Series appearance, but walked 11 batters. He never played another regular season game after that Fall Classic.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1946)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1946)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1947

Furtehr Reading[edit]

  • Kevin Cook: Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever, Henry Holt and Co., Macmillan, New York, NY, 2017. ISBN 9781250116567

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