Bevens pitched and lost one of the most famous games in baseball history, Game Four
of the 1947
WS. Only 7-13 for the Yankees during the regular season, he survived
a record 10 walks while holding the Dodgers hitless, and led 2-1 with two outs in
the bottom of the ninth inning. Veteran Cookie Lavagetto's pinch-hit double off the
right-field wall (his last major league hit) not only ended Bevens's bid for the
first WS no-hitter, but also drove in the tying and winning runs for the Dodgers.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 30, 1947:
A's pitchers Dick Fowler and Joe Coleman stop the Yankees, recording two shutouts over New York, 1–0 and 4–0. Spud Chandler loses the opener, despite allowing three hits. Bill Bevens drops the nitecap, walking Coleman to force in a run and giving up a roundtripper to Eddie Joost. Joost scores a pair in the nitecap, and the lone run in the opener.