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Giants and Dodgers play 165th game of season to decide to Pennant
On October 3, 1962 -- At Dodger Stadium, the Giants beat Los Angeles, 6-4, to take the rubber game of the best-of-three National League playoffs, clinching the National League pennant. LA shortstop Maury Wills sets a major league record for the most games played in a season, appearing in all of his team's 165 games.
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Bob Turley & Mickey Mantle top Kansas City A's Radio Broadcast
June 28 1960 - Bob Cerv delivers a check swing double to break a tie in the 8th keeping the Yankees in First Place over the Orioles.
Mantle hits his 17th homerun of the season. Bob Turley picks up his 10th win
Yankees set the Homerun Record vs Red Sox Radio Broadcast
On September 30, 1960 - The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6 - 5, and set a new American League record for homers with 192. Tony Kubek and Jesse Gonder hit the homers today as the Bombers win their 13th straight.
Nolan Ryan pitches the Mets to the World Series
October 6, 1969 In what would be his last-ever postseason appearance, Hank Aaron put the Braves up 2–0 in the first inning with a two-run home run, his third of the series, off of Gary Gentry. Once again, the downfall of the Braves was their inability to stave off the hot Met hitters.
Tommie Agee homered in the third, and Ken Boswell hit a two-run home run in the fourth to put the Mets on top 3–2 off of starter Pat Jarvis. Orlando Cepeda gave Braves fans a glimmer of hope by hitting a two-run home run off Nolan Ryan in the fifth after a two-out walk to put the Braves back on top, 4–3. But, in the bottom of the inning Ryan singled with one out and Wayne Garrett then homered to give the Mets a 5–4 lead, which they would not lose.
Cleon Jones's double knocked Jarvis out of the game. Boswell added an RBI single off of George Stone, and next inning, Jerry Grote hit a leadoff double off of Stone and Agee singled him home off of Cecil Upshaw. Ryan pitched seven innings in relief of Gentry for the win as the Mets advanced to their first World Series.
Ted Williams hits 3 run walk off homerun - 1941 All Star Game
On July 8, 1941, at Briggs Stadium, Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams, hitting .405 at the break, hits a dramatic two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, off Chicago Cubs P Claude Passeau giving the American League a 7-5 win in the All-Star Game. Williams's 4 RBI are matched by National League SS Arky Vaughan, who hits homers in the 7th and 8th.
The “Splendid Splinter’s” dramatic drive on a 1-1 came off a Passeau, his blast off the right-field press box makes the Briggs Stadium game was the first Midsummer Classic decided in the final inning. Joe Gordon and Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees on base.
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Warren Spahn beats Mets on 3 Hitter, Aaron, Mathews and Hodges homer
On May 18, 1962, At County Stadium Future Hall of Famer Warren Spahn beats the Mets on a 3 hitter. Hank Aaron, Mack Jones, and Eddie Mathews homer for the Braves. Gil Hodges knocks one out for the Mets.
Mathews makes his debut at first base,
After 14 years in organized baseball, Milwaukee’s strong man Eddie Mathews had a case of the jitters. The shift from his regular spot at third to first base shook his normally steel-like nerves.
“I was scared stiff out there,” the 30-year-old slugger admitted with a grin after his debut as a first baseman Friday night in the Braves’ 5-2 victory over the New York Mets.
"I was really nervous out there ' and kept thinking about all the things I didn't know about playing first," Mathews said. "I never felt that way in a game before but then I never had played first.
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