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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 RBI single to Elston Howard….but allowed no more damage….and after five full innings of play….the Yanks were still up 3–0 and St. Louis had only one hit off P Al Downing.

The turning point of the game….and the Series for that matter….came in the top of the sixth…..as Cards Carl Warwick led off with his third pinch-hit base hit….which tied a World Series record…..then Curt Flood singled to put runners on 1st and 2nd…..when after Lou Brock flied out….Dick Groat reached base on a slow roller that was bobbled by Yankee 2B Bobby Richardson….so, Instead of runners on 2nd and 3rd with two out….the bases were loaded with one out.

In the first game, Yankee Al Downing struck Cardinal Ken Boyer out with a high change-up…..and when Downing faced Boyer again with the bases loaded….Boyer read Downing’s mind by figuring that he’d see the high change-up again…..and he guessed right while hitting a grand-slam home run. 

Ron Taylor relieved Craig and gave up one hit over the last four innings. The Cardinals won the game 4–3; instead of trailing three games to one, Boyer’s grand slam enabled then to even the Series at two games apiece…..and we have those golden memories here at ImaSportsphile. 

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