» October 10, 1956:
The Yankees win their first WS championship in
3 years as Johnny Kucks sets down the Bums 9-0.
Yogi Berra hits a pair of 2-run HRs and Bill Skowron
hits a grand slam. Don Newcombe takes the loss, his
4th in Series competition.
» May 16, 1957: The Yankees top Kansas City 3–0 behind Bob Turley's four-hit shutout. Mickey Mantle has a homer off Alex Kellner, the 11th time in his last 12 at bats he's reached base safely. That night a group of Yankees celebrate Billy Martin's 29th birthday in a raucous fashion. An ensuing fight at Manhattan's Copacabana Club leads to $5,500 in fines and the eventual trade of Billy to Kansas City. Hank Bauer allegedly starts the fight by hitting a patron, although Bauer denies it. The Yanks fine Whitey Ford, Bauer, Yogi Berra, Mantle and Martin $1,000 each and Johnny Kucks $500.
» May 20, 1958: In Chicago, New York coast to a 5–1 win over the last-place Sox behind the pitching of Johnny Kucks. Mickey Mantle's line drive between Al Smith and Jim Rivera goes for his 2nd inside-the-park homer of the year. The Yankees have now won seven in a row. Mantle will hit three inside-the-park this year, and a Yankee-record six during his career.
» May 26, 1959:
In a trade that benefits the Yankees, New York send pitchers Tom Sturdivant and Johnny Kucks, SS Jerry Lumpe and that player to be named later to Kansas City. The Yankees get P Ralph Terry, who has been ripening on the vine, and Hector Lopez. Terry will win 73 games for NY and pitch in five straight World Series.
» July 9, 1959:
Ray Herbert and Johnny Kucks of Kansas City sweep the Tigers 5–0 and 4–0 in a doubleheader.