Yankees Seek to Tie A. L. Win Streak Mark Tonight: Stengel Picks McDonald to Face Browns in Quest of 19th in Row, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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Yankees Seek to Tie A.L. Win Streak Mark Tonight Stengel Picks McDonald to Face Browns in Quest of 19th in Row By CARL LUNDQUIST United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, N. Y., June 15.— The New York Yankes will seek to tie the American League winning streak record tomorrow night. And what more suitable opposition could they want but the St. Louis Browns? The Yanks have 18 straight, and go after the league record of 19, first set by the Chicago White Sox in 1906 and later tied by the Yankees under Buckey Harris in 1947. The Browns, on the other hand, have lost 14 straight. Yankee manager Casey Stengel is supremely confident. His team is 10 Vz games in front of the American League also-rans, and so he blithely picked Jim McDonald to go after the record-equalling 19th victory tomorrow night. McDonald has only a 2-2 record for the year. But last time out he bested Art Houtteman in Detroit. Stengel orginially planed to use Whitey Ford or perhaps Allie Reynolds in this one. Ford won four of the games in the current Yankee streak. But Stengel is a man of inspirations, and McDonald is the latest. Reynolds, working from the bull pen, played in seven of the 14 games on the win streak and Stengel undoubtedly swung away from him so Allie will be ready for jnore relief work this week.

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