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MLB: Johnny Blanchard and Hector Lopez Won the 1961 WS for the Yankees

1961 World Series was closer than mere statistics could ever reveal.

The New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds in five games, which seems to indicate that the Yankees were not highly challenged.

Those who saw the 1961 World Series know that some key events allowed the Yankees to win.

After each team had won one game, the Reds were leading 2-1 as the Yankees batted in the top of the eighth inning at Crosley Field.

Reds knuckleballer Bob Purkey was baffling the Yankees with his stuff. The Reds were poised to take the series lead, two games to one.

Then, with two outs and the bases empty, Johnny Blanchard hit a pinch-hit home run to tie the game.

It was the key hit of the World Series.


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