New York Yankees World Series Best Hits
So, just what are the New York Yankees World Series best hits? With such a rich and long history of baseball greatness, it's not easy to come up with a list. I have been able to narrow it down to the three that I think are the best of the New York Yankees World Series best hits. By the way, they're in no particular order.
- The First Ever World Series Home Run. The year was 1921 and the New York Yankees made it to their first ever World Series. And one of the most legendary Major League players would make history. Nobody had ever hit a home run in the Fall Classic. In game four, George Herman "Babe" Ruth smashed the first ever World Series home run, changing the baseball record books forever. The Yankees cross-town rivals, the New York Giants, went on to win the World Series. But the Yankees dynasty was well on its way to dominating the world of baseball.
- The Yanks Win Their First World Series. The Yankees had been to the World Series before but didn't win the title. That was about to change. In the eighth inning of game six of the 1923 World Series versus the New York Giants, Bob Meusel connected for one of the New York Yankees World Series best hits. His two-run single would spark a five-run comeback that would give the Yankees the win and their first ever world championship over their hated rivals.
- 1964 Walk-Off. With the Yankees trailing going into the ninth inning of game three of the 1964 World Series, Mickey Mantle stepped up to the plate to lead off the inning. The Cardinals brought in reliever Barney Schultz to pitch to The Mick. Mantle swung at the first pitch and deposited it over the wall to give the Yankees the win, just like he told Elston Howard he was going to.