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Tresh’s Homer Lifts Yanks to Game Five win and 3-2 Series Lead

Oct. 10, 1962 - Tom Tresh, the Yankees’ rookie of the year throughout the pennant campaign, became their man of the hour today. With one swing of his bat, he enabled the Bombers to down the San Francisco Giants, 5-3, in the pivotal fifth game of the World Series before 63,165 at Yankee Stadium. With Ralph Terry and Jack Sanford, the pitching rivals in the second game, locked in a 2-2 tie, the 24-year-old Tresh belted one of Sanford’s pitches in the eighth inning for a 3-run home run. With that shot that landed in the right-field stand, Manager Ralph Houk’s Yankees moved to within one victory of their twentieth world championship. The teams will be idle tomorrow. Tomorrow, hostilities will resume where they began last Thursday — in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. For the Giants, who twice have rallied to tie the Series, there is no margin for error. Should they win tomorrow’s sixth game, the arena by the Golden Gate will also be the scene of the seventh and deciding game on Saturday.


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