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🚨Yankees Take Tension-Filled Seventh Game, 1-0, Win World Series in San Francisco

Oct. 16, 1962 - Baseball’s longest season ended today with the New York Yankees still the world champions. Ralph Houk’s Bombers, behind the 4-hit pitching of their ace right-hander, Ralph Terry, turned back the Giants, 1-0, in the seventh game of the 1962 World Series. It is the Yankees’ 20th world championship. Only 7 times since 1921 have the Yanks been defeated in a World Series. But they came mighty close to losing an eighth time today. For in the last of the ninth, as a spellbound crowd of 43,948 looked on, the issue hung for a split second on the last play of the game. With runners on second and third and two out, huge Willie McCovey blasted a line drive that appeared headed for right field. Had it reached its destination, two runs would have scored, and San Franciscans would be dancing in the streets tonight. But the ball landed squarely in the glove of Yankee second baseman Bobby Richardson, and the Series was done. The game’s single run was scored in the fifth inning when the Giants’ Jack Sanford, suffering a brief letdown, saw the Yanks fill the bases with nobody out on singles by Bill Skowron and Cletis Boyer and a walk to Terry. A routine double-play ball hit by Tony Kubek drove in Skowron with the run that was to settle the issue.


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