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Bill Bevens
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Pitcher
Born: (1916-10-21)October 21, 1916
Hubbard, Oregon
Died: October 26, 1991(1991-10-26) (aged 75)
Salem, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 12, 1944, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1947, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record40–36
Earned run average3.08
Strikeouts289
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Bill Bevens (right) on the TV show We the People (1952).
Bill Bevens (right) on the TV show We the People (1952).

Floyd Clifford "Bill" Bevens (October 21, 1916 – October 26, 1991) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees from 1944 through 1947. Bevens is notable for his performance in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series when he came within one out from throwing what would have been the first no-hitter in World Series history.

Baseball career

Bevens signed with the New York Yankees at 20 in 1937, and spent seven seasons in their minor league system, throwing two no-hitters for the Wenatchee Chiefs before making his major league debut with the Yankees on May 12, 1944 at the age of 27.[1]

In his third minor league season, he pitched his first no-hitter on September 21, 1939, against the Tacoma Tigers, winning 8-0 with the only opposing baserunner reaching on an error, giving his Wenatchee Chiefs their first playoff win after losing the first three games of the series to Tacoma.[2]

Bevens pitched for four years in the Yankees' minor league farm system before they brought him up to the majors, where he attained a career record of 40–36 with a 3.08 earned run average. His best year was 1946, when he went 16–13 and 2.23. However, in the 1947 season, his last year in the majors, he won only seven and lost 13.[3][4]

For 8​23 innings in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series Bevens had held the Dodgers hitless despite giving up a World Series record ten walks. The Yankees were nursing a 2–1 lead. With one out to go for the first no-hitter in Series history, he walked right fielder Carl Furillo and then (intentionally) pinch-hitter Pete Reiser. Dodger manager Burt Shotton sent in Al Gionfriddo to pinch-run for Furillo and Eddie Miksis for the injury-slowed Reiser, and aging Cookie Lavagetto to pinch-hit for leadoff man Eddie Stanky. With two outs and two on in the bottom of the ninth, Lavagetto swung and missed for strike one but then on Bevens' second (and last) pitch lined a double off the right field wall scoring both runners and winning the game for the Dodgers 3-2 with their only hit.[5][6][7]

On October 6, Bevens returned to the mound for 2​23 innings of scoreless early relief in the deciding Game 7, helping the Yankees to win the world championship.[8] It was the last major league game for the thirty-year-old Bevens.

I do not use anything odd or unorthodox. I have a sinker, but it is a natural delivery. Fast ball, curve, change, and change in speeds. That is my repertoire.
– Bill Bevens in Baseball Magazine (June 1947, Daniel M. Daniel)

He eventually landed another major league job with the Cincinnati Reds in 1952, but was sold to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals before he could see any action for the Reds.[9]

Death

Bevens died of lymphoma on October 26, 1991, five days after his 75th birthday.[1] He was interred in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Salem, Oregon.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Floyd (Bill) Bevens, Pitcher, 75". New York Times. Associated Press. October 28, 1991. p. B12. Retrieved October 25, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Bevans [sic] Hurls No-No Game for Wenatchee". Eugene Register-Guard. United Press International. September 21, 1939. p. 10. Retrieved June 24, 2009.
  3. ^ "Bill Bevens". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Bill Bevens". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Drebinger, John (October 4, 1947). "Dodgers' Only Hit Beats Yankees, 3-2, With 2 Out in Ninth – Lavagetto's Pinch Double Bats in 2 Runs, Evens Series and Spoils Bevens' No-Hitter – 10 Walks Help Brooklyn – Casey Wins in Relief Second Day in Row With Lone Pitch Resulting in Double Play". New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Dodgers 3, New York Yankees 2". retrosheet.org. Retrosheeet. Retrieved October 25, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Schwartz, Larry (November 19, 2003). "Great Subway Series moments". espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "New York Yankees 5, Brooklyn Dodgers 2". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet. Retrieved October 25, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Reds Sell Bevens to Seals". New York Times. May 8, 1952. p. 41. Retrieved October 25, 2019.

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