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Steve Hamilton from the Chronology
Jul 1, 1972 - Nolan Ryan allows 5 hits and strikes out 16 in pitching the Angels to a 5-3 victory over the Athletics. Ryan has an RBI single and is helped by homers from Berry and Cardenas off Steve Hamilton.
Jun 24, 1970 - In a doubleheader with the Indians at Yankee Stadium Bobby Murcer ties Lou Gehrig's club record of 4 straight homers. The Yanks lose the opener 7-2 despite Murcer's 9th-inning HR off Sam McDowell. Murcer next connects off game 2's starter Mike Paul hitting a solo shot in the 1st inning. A walk in the 4th then a 2-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. Cleveland 1B Tony Horton hears a hoo and literally crawls back to the dugout after fanning on two of Yankee hurler Steve Hamilton's "Folly floaters." Sensitive to fans' booing during the season Horton will be hospitalized and at 25 this is his last season.
May 21, 1970 - A generous Mel Stottlemyre hands out 11 walks to Washington in 8 1/3 innings but the Senators are unable to score. Steve Hamilton gets the last 2 outs to preserve the 2-0 win. The 11 walks in a shutout ties Lefty Gomez who did complete his 1941 shutout. Danny Cater's 2-run homer in the 5th accounts for the scoring off Dick Such making his first ML start.
May 18, 1969 - Joe Pepitone is the Yankees offense today as the Yanks sweep the Angels 3-1 and 1-0. Pep hits a 3-run homer in game 1 to give Mel Stottlemyre the victory and his game-ending homer in the nitecap off Hoyt Wilhelm hands the victory to reliever Steve Hamilton.
Aug 4, 1963 - After missing 61 games Mantle returns to the Yankee lineup as a pinch hitter for Steve Hamilton. The Orioles are leading 10-9 in the 7th inning when the stiff-legged Mantle golfs a line drive to tie the game at 10. The emotional Yankees win it 11-10 after the O's take the opener 7-2.
Jul 20, 1962 - Mantle homers in the first inning off Washington starter Steve Hamilton to propel New York to a 3-2 victory. Mantle goes 3-for-4 and his on-base percentage is now .516.