Bill Mazeroski: The Greatest Home Run Ever
"There's a drive into deep left field, look out now… that ball is going, going gone! And the World Series is over! Mazeroski… hits it over the left field fence, and the Pirates win it 10–9 and win the World Series!"
October 13, 1960
Bill Mazeroski became the first player to ever hit a home run in Game 7 of a World Series. In front of a home crowd, Mazeroski and the Pirates defeated the Yankees - with the likes of Roger Maris, Yogi Berra and Michey Mantle - in the bottom of the ninth. Mazeroski was noted for his defensive excellence, but his Hall of Fame career was punctuated with his solo blast to win the Series. This literally left Mickey Mantle in tears for the first time ever - amateur or professional. The blast - off of Ralph Terry - made a World Champion out of Roberto Clemente.
A momenT that most baseball historians note as the Greatest Home Run of All-Time.