COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The New York Yankees shutout the Atlanta Braves 3-0 to win the 44th annual Hall of Fame Game at Doubleday Field.
Henry Cotto recorded the Yankees’ first hit¬– and first run– of the game on a solo shot to give New York a 1-0 lead. Juan Bonilla also homered in the fifth to add an insurance run.
The Yankees scored their final run of the game when Bobby Meecham crossed home plate on a bases-loaded walk.
Dennis Rasmussen pitched seven innings of shutout baseball for New York before Al Leiter relieved him. Leiter retired the last six batters in order and struck out the side in the ninth to secure the win.
The victory gives the American League a 24-16 series advantage. Three games have ended in ties due to weather.
***Limited summary provided for the 1987 HOF Game
Dave Winfield talking with fans and the media before the Hall of Fame Game. BL-2385.88 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)