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Southpaw Billy Pierce Excels as Giants Even Series with Yankees, 3-3

Oct. 15, 1962 - The World Series got rolling again today, and it rolled right over the Yankees. The San Francisco Giants, behind the brilliant three-hit pitching of their ace left-hander, Billy Pierce, beat Ralph Houk’s Bombers, 5-2, in the long-delayed sixth game. With this triumph, achieved before a crowd of 43,948, Al Dark’s San Franciscans, given up for dead countless times this season, are very much alive. The series is deadlocked at three victories apiece. The seventh and deciding game will be played tomorrow, starting at noon (3 p.m. New York time). The starting pitchers will be Ralph Terry for the Yanks and Jack Sanford for the Giants. The Giants chased the usually reliable Whitey Ford out of the game in five innings. A ghastly error started the southpaw’s downfall. Trying for a pickoff play at second base in the fourth inning, Whitey fired the ball into the soggy grass of the outfield. Before it could be retrieved, the runner from second had scored, and two more runs followed on solid hits by Orlando Cepeda and Jim Davenport. In the last of the fifth, Whitey was driven out of the game as the Giants racked him up for two more runs on four sharp singles.


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