Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not This Day In Knickerbcker Village History: October 10, 1964

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Speaking of remembering things...Mark Schumer remembers the exact day he moved out of Knickerbocker Village, October 10, 1964. It was the day the Mick hit a home run to win game 3 of the World Series.
In this game, Mickey Mantle reached deep for one of the last ounces of Yankees magic. In the bottom of the 9th inning, with the game tied at 1, Mantle swung on the first pitch from Cardinal pitcher Barney Schultz, a knuckleball that failed to move, and hit it into the right field stands to win the game for the Yankees. Schultz had been a mainstay of the Cardinals' stretch run and Yankee scouting reports had advised his knuckler was most vulnerable on the first pitch when he threw harder than usual to try for a strike. Mantle's home run (his 16th Series home run) broke Babe Ruth's record for most home runs hit in World Series play.

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