The St. Louis Cardinals evened the baseball World Series at each when Ken Boyer, their?
The St. Louis Cardinals evened the baseball World Series at each when Ken Boyer, their third baseman, hit a home run with the bases full in the sixth inning to account for all of his team's runs and a 4 to 3 victory over the New York Yankees.
This was the ninth home run with the base full in the 62 year history of the World Series and the second by a National League batter. The Yankees had scored three runs in the first inning and appeared certain winners until Boyer's thrilling home run.
(Following is description of plays on film)
After Phil Linz opened the Yankees first inning with a two base hit, he was trapped off second base but reached third safely when Ken Boyer made a wild throw to second baseman Del Maxvil.
After Linz scored on a two base hit by Bobby Richardson, Mickey Mantle lined a hit to right field on which Richardson scored but Mantle was out when he tried for second base.
That hit knocked St. Louis pitched Ray Sadecki out of the box. Roger Craig relieved him and Elson Howard, first batter to face him, got another hit, scoring Roger Maris, This gave New York three runs on five hits in the first inning. After that, Craig and Ron Taylor pitched magnificently, holding the Yankees to one hit in the last eight innings.
The Cardinals made only one hit off Al Downing until the sixth Then after Carl Warwick and Curt Flood single, Dick Groat hit a grounder to Richardson. His error on the ball filled the bases.
Ken Boyer then hit a home run into the left field stands, winning the game for St. Louis. The attendance was 66,312.