Saturday, October 15, 2016

Yankees Postseason History Recap: Mickey…. Mantle

Now here’s one I didn’t see live and in person, the game was Game 7 of the 1952 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Vin Scully was working for the Dodgers then and Mickey Mantle was hitting for the Yankees and that’s exactly what he did in this deciding game.

In the Top of the 6th inning with the score tied at 2-2 the Yankees center fielder stepped up to the plate to face the Dodgers Joe Black. Mantle proceeded to hit an eventual game-winning home run to right-center field against Black and later added insult to injury with an RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Yankees their fourth straight World Series ring.

This was also the second consecutive World Series victory over the Dodgers which never hurt since they were both native New York teams.

1 comment:

  1. I think I saw that game and hit about 5 times! Joe Black was ROY in 1952 as well as being a very good BP pitcher...they didn't have closers back then.
    They should have brought in a lefty, Mickey's power was the left side.
    Back in those days they had one hell of a deep outfield with the big wind opening in left center field always coming in to the face of the hitter!


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