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1962 World Series Notes

April 14, 2020

The 1962 World Series came down to the bottom of the 9th inning in the decisive 7th game, with the defending and 19 time World Series champion, New York Yankees leading the S.F. Giants (1-0).

However, the Giants had runners on second and third, with the imposing and eventually great, Willie McCovey at bat.

Ralph Terry, who had surrendered the World Series winning home run to Bill Mazeroski 2 years earlier, won this one, when McCovey’s line drive went “straight to (second baseman) Bobby Richardson,” who snared it for the Yankees’ 20th title.

It is noteworthy that in Richardson’s first at bat in game 3, he flied out, to right fielder, Willie McCovey.

George Kell, a true rarity as he was outstanding both as a player and broadcaster, noted how Richardson was playing McCovey, upon Willie’s first at bat in #3.

His call of the series’ climactic play and one of the most dramatic of any World Series, stated that McCovey hit a liner, “but straight to (Bobby) Richardson.”

 

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