Thursday, October 13, 2016

Yankees Postseason History Recap: Chris Chambliss Walks Off


The New York Yankees were a good organization with a new owner back in the 1970’s and one player the team brought in for that run is Chris Chambliss. The Yankees and the Kansas City Royals were fighting for the spot in the 1976 World Series when Chambliss stepped up to the plate in Game 5 of the 1976 ALCS causing chaos in the Bronx. The Bronx burned the next year but in 1976 it got trampled and high-fived.

Chambliss broke a streak of 12 seasons without the Yankees in a World Series when he stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the 9th inning against Kansas City reliever Mark Littell. The game was tied at 6-6 and Littell had not allowed a run in 4.2 innings pitched thus far that series before Chambliss hit a walk off home run in the Bronx.

The Yankees fans and New York police flooded the field while Chambliss rounded the bases as a riot broke out in the Bronx. What a feeling and what a shot. Watching this one never gets old.



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