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Billy Martin’s Great 1953 World Series

Martin picked up where he had left off the year before.

In the seventh inning of the seventh game of the 1952 World Series, Martin had made a spectacular catch of a wind-blown Jackie Robinson pop-up with the bases loaded and two outs to save the game and World Series.

The Yankees and Dodgers repeated as pennant winners in 1953, and Billy Martin again was instrumental in the Yankees winning the World Series.

Three Hits in the First Game

In the first game, the Yankees loaded the bases in the first inning against the pride of Flatbush, Carl Erskine. Martin cleared them with a triple.

He had a bunt single in the fourth inning, and he singled, stole second, and scored in eighth. The Yankees won a slugfest, 9-5.

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