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Ford Bombed as Giants Tie World Series at 2-2

Oct. 8, 1962 - The home run, long the hallmark of the New York Yankees’ success, was turned on the Bombers today with stunning effect. The San Francisco Giants exploded 2 to tie the 1962 World Series at 2 games apiece. The first, a two-run shot off Whitey Ford by Tom Haller, a burly young catcher, came in the second inning. The second was an electrifying grand-slam off Marshall Bridges by a hitherto light-hitting second baseman, Chuck Hiller. This one came in the seventh with the score deadlocked at 2-2. Under those two crushing blows, Ralph Houk’s Yanks went crashing down to defeat, 7-3, before a crowd of 66,607 at Yankee Stadium. As a result, San Francisco is now assured of seeing more of the Series. Yankee Stadium will be the site of the fifth game, starting at 1 p.m. tomorrow, but the four-of-seven-game series cannot end there. Candlestick Park will be the scene of the sixth game on Thursday, following an open date on Wednesday. If a seventh is necessary, that too will be played out near the Golden Gate.

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