Considered by some to be greatest home run of all-time, Bill Mazeroski connected on a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of game seven against Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry to win the 1960 World Series. This was the first World Series ending home run in the history of Major League Baseball.
Heading into the 1960 World Series the New York Yankees managed by Casey Stengel were heavily favored to win the title. However, apparently the Yankees, media and the rest of the country forgot to tell that to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It all came down to Mazeroski’s home run and a moment that will always be remembered as one of, if not the greatest, home runs of all-time.
It has been reported that Ted Szafranski, the man who caught the home run in the bleachers, returned the ball to Mazeroski in exchange for two cases of beer. Even with inflation can you imagine any fan in this era returning a ball of that magnitude for two cases of beer? The ball now resides in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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