The New York Yankees tied up the World Series on Wednesday (14 October) by crushing the St.
The New York Yankees tied up the World Series on Wednesday (14 October) by crushing the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3, in a game highlighted by back to back home runs and a grand slam homer. The victory gave the American League Champion Yankees three games and the National League Champion Cardinals three games in the best four out of seven series.
The Cardinal's Curt Flood got on base in the first inning when Yankee Tom Tresh had trouble with a ground ball. Lou Brock of the Cards then hit drive single moving Flood to third base, Bill White, the next man up, hit into a double play, but Flood came home to score, making it 1-0, Cardinals.
The Yankees tied it up in the fifth inning and then pulled ahead in the sixth, when roger Maris, one of the Yankee's powerhouse hitters slugged a change-up curve clear over the roof of the right field pavilion. Next man up was another powerhouse, Mickey Mantle, leaned into a fast ball, and likewise hit it out of the park. That was Mantle's seventeenth World Series homer and a record for home runs hit in world series play. Not it was 3 to 1, Yanks.
In the top of the eight, Elston Howard rapped a base hit to center field, scoring Phil Linz from third and moving Mickey Mantle from first to second making it 4-. When Tom Tresh drew a walk, it loaded the bases, and brought up Joe Pepitone. He proceeded to smash a grand slam home run into right field.
The Cardinals managed one more run in the eight and another in the ninth.