Oct. 5, 1962 - The inhabitants of San Francisco have returned to Cloud Nine. They were carried there today by Alvin Dark’s inspired Giants. Responding to the roars of 43,910 spectators, the San Franciscans brought down the New York Yankees, 2-0, in the second game of the World Series. That squared the standing at a victory apiece. Then the rivals left by plane for New York, where on Sunday afternoon they will play the third game at Yankee Stadium. Jack Sanford spun a three-hit shutout, and the Giants gave him a quick working margin with a run off Ralph Terry in the first inning. Chuck Hiller, their leadoff hitter, opened with a two-bagger on which Roger Maris, in right field, just missed making a spectacular catch. A sacrifice bunt and an infield out brought Hiller home. In the seventh, Willie McCovey (pictured), a large citizen from Mobile, Ala., who does everything in the grand manner, blasted a home run over the right-field fence by way of added security.
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