MLB – 1964 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights – World Series Game 7 -NY Yankess Vs StL Cardinals

“Something had to give” in Game 7….as the Yankees had lost back-to-back World Series only once in their history to the New York Giants in 1921–22….and were in danger of doing so again….after having lost to the Dodgers in 1963….and the Cardinals had never lost a World Series Game 7. Bob Gibson pitched his third start…

MLB – 1964 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights – World Series Game 4 – NY Yankees Vs StL Cards

Cardinal starting pitcher Ray Sadecki let the first four Yankees hit safely….after a lead off double by Phil Linz….then Bobby Richardson’s RBI double put the Yankees up 1–0….and after another single….Mickey Mantle’s RBI single made it 2–0….and Sadecki was promptly removed by manager Harvey Keane….so, Roger Craig came in to pitch….only to immediately give up an…

MLB – 1964 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights World Series Game 1 – NY Yankees Vs St Louis Cards

The 1964 World Series pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees….with the Cardinals prevailing in the best of seven games. St. Louis won their 7th world championship….while the Yankees, who had appeared in 14 of 16 World Series since 1949…..did not play in the Series again until 1976. The Cardinals’ scouting report indicated that injuries…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees rookie pitcher, Mel Stottlemyre….who was called up from the minors in August….dominated the Cardinals ….whose bullpen wilted in the late innings…..after the Cardinals struck first in the third inning on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third….but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 3 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

Cardinals P Curt Simmons and Yankees P Jim Bouton were both very effective in Game 3 of the 1964 World Series….as Simmons got 17 ground-ball outs….wherein the Yankees scored a run in the second on Clete Boyer’s RBI double with two on….but Simmons’s RBI single tied the game in the fifth….all the while Yanks  Bouton stranded…

MLB – 1964 Highlights – World Series Game 6 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals struck first in Game 6 of the 1964 World Series between the AL’s New York Yankees verses the NL’s St Louis Cardinals, on Bill White’s double play with runners on first and third in the first off Yanks P Jim Bouton….but the Yankees tied the score in the fifth when Tom Tresh hit a leadoff double….and then…

MLB – 1964 – World Series Game 5 Highlights – NY Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals – P Bob Gibson Wins

Game 5 was as exciting a game as Game 4 in the 1964 World Series between the New York Yankees verses the St Louis Cardinals….as the game was scoreless in the top of the fifth inning when trouble came when Cards P Bob Gibson led off the inning with a single….which was followed by Yanks…

MLB – 1960 – World Series Special – Game 7 Of Yankees Vs Pirates – 9th Inning Heroics By The Maz

In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead (and consequently, the win) in the bottom of the final inning of the game. Thus the losing team (the visiting team) must then “walk off” the field immediately afterward….rather than finishing the inning….while the winning…

MLB – 1964 – Mel Allen Showcases World Series Cardinals Vs Yankees – Featuring MVP C Tim McCarver

DOG ASIDE: James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher….who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1980….during which he appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 1966 and 1967….and was the starting catcher for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and 1967.  In 1964, his tie-breaking home…