On This Date: Bill Mazeroski’s Homer in Game 7 Beats the Yankees

On this date in 1960, Bill Mazeroski did the unthinkable.

And, until 1993, his feat stood alone.

Mazeroski hit the first World Series-ending home run as the underdog Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Yankees in seven games. Maz’s shot to open the bottom of the ninth inning at Forbes Field defeated the Yankees, 10-9.

Until Joe Carter hit his walk-off shot in 1993 to vanquish the Phillies, Mazeroski’s homer was the lone World Series-ender. It still remains the only walk-off homer in a Game 7.

The funny thing about the 1960 World Series is that Pittsburgh won 4-3, but was outscored 55-27 by New York.

That was the funny part. The best part? According to reports a 13-year old kid caught the ball but returned it to Mazeroski after the game in exchange for two cases of beer.


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