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Former New York Yankees’ Manager Ralph Houk’s Biggest Gamble

was one of the biggest gambles in World Series history.

Matty Alou was on third base with the potential tying run. Willie Mays was on second base with the potential World Series winning run. There were two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Willie McCovey was the batter with Orlando Cepeda on deck.

New York Yankees' manager Ralph Houk went to the mound to talk to right-handed starter Ralph Terry. It would be Terry's choice.

Terry decided to face McCovey.

"I said: Let me go after him with good stuff, high and tight, low and away. If we fall behind in the count, then we'll put him on and work on the next guy,"

McCovey slugged from the left side. Cepeda slugged from the right side.

During the ...

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