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Bombers Explode, Top Athletics, 21-7

Aug. 19, 1962 - The Yankees, paced by Elston Howard and Mickey Mantle, went on their biggest scoring spree of the year today as they battered the Kansas City Athletics, 21-7. In addition to putting the rambunctious Athletics in their proper place, which is ninth, this explosive demonstration squared the series at two victories apiece and enabled the Bombers to maintain their firm grip on first place. Howard drove in eight runs with two home runs, a triple, and a single. Each of his homers came with two men on base. Mantle, driving in seven runs, hit only one homer — but it was a grand slam. It was his first grand slam of the season and the seventh of his major league career. It was also home run No. 24 for the year. Mickey, tremendously popular in Kansas City, gave the crowd of 29,274 some added thrills when, in the third inning, he stole both second and third bases.


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