Oh, What a Relief: Marshall Bridges
The career of left-handed reliever Marshall Bridges was nearly as quick as his formidable fastball. During the 1962 season, he was the ace of the New York Yankees’ bullpen.
This Week in 1960s Baseball
Tresh hit a two-run homer in the first inning to chase White Sox starter Juan Pizarro. He followed up with home runs in the third and fifth innings against reliever Bruce Howard. Tresh finished the game with four hits in five at-bats with five RBIs.
Yankee left-hander Al Downing pitched the three-hit shutout for New York, striking out nine White Sox batters. Third baseman Clete Boyer and catcher Doc Edwards each added a pair of RBIs for the Yankees.
Tresh went two for three in the first game, with a double and a walk, scoring two runs and driving in another. For the day, Tresh batted six for eight with six RBIs. He would finish the 1965 season with a .279 batting average, 26 home runs and 74 RBIs.
It would also be the season when he would win his only Gold Glove.