The New York Yankees won the third game of the baseball World Series in New York Saturday (10 October) by defeating the St.
The New York Yankees won the third game of the baseball World Series in New York Saturday (10 October) by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, with a dramatic home run by Mickey Mantle in the ninth inning. It gave the Yankees a lead of two games to one in the series.
The Yankees had scored the first run of the game in the second inning. The Cardinals tied the score in the fifth inning.
The Game was a pitching duel between Jim Bouton of New York and Curt Simmons of St. Louis. Both pitched brilliantly. The Cardinals had two or three chances to break the tie in the late innings but Bouton prevented them from getting the vital hit. Simmons held the Yankees to four hits in the eight innings he pitched and batted in the only St. Louis run with a single.
Simmons was removed for a pinch hitter in the eight and Barney Schultz, a 38 year old Pitched who has been around baseball for 20 years, nearly all of it in the minor leagues, replaced him.
Mantle was the first batter in the ninth for New York and he hit the first pitch thrown by Schultz for a home run into the right field stands. The crowd of 67,101 went wild as he ran around the bases.