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Mickey Lolich and Bob Gibson face off in deciding seventh game in October, 1968.
Full 9th inning from Game 7 of the 1968 World Series. The Tigers score their fourth run in the top of the 9th on a single from Don Wert; and the Cardinals score their first run in the bottom of the 9th on a homerun by Mike Shannon with two outs. Tim McCarver was up next, and fouled out to Bill Freehan on the first pitch and the Tigers won the series. Also includes clubhouse interviews with Kaline and Lolich. Tape from ESPN Classic Sports.
San Diego Padres 4 at Detroit Tigers 8, F -- Game 5 started out poorly for the Padres when Mark Thurmond gave up three runs in the first inning. But they managed to rally back and were within one run of the Tigers in the eighth inning when Kirk Gibson came up to bat to face Goose Gossage. Though Gossage had been encouraged to walk Gibson, Gossage decided to pitch to him instead. Gibson responded with a three-run blast that clinched the Series for the Tigers. Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win World Championship titles in both the National and American Leagues.
This one goes out to our community member Steve Austin. I realize there hasn't been a lot of variation team wise the last month, and a lot of Mets. Back in earlier years, a lot less broadcasts of various teams, and most of the saved broadcasts youll find from then are Mets, Yankees, or Dodgers. Also, all the recent broadcasts have been provided by Dan H. so even if you don't like the Mets, please thank him. I try to still buy games to post but it's a ton of money for games and the Patreon I tried didn't raise much. So really, I understand some people might complain, but we got what we got, there are 400+ broadcasts on this channel now and I really want to thank Dan, Karl, everyone who has helped. Long live baseball on the radio. Also for more post 1973 broadcasts check our sister channel run by a friend https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Ls8X77w4E7T7mKNigFGFg
New York Yankees 4 at Brooklyn Dodgers 2, F -- Gene Woodling and Mickey Mantle homered, and Billy Martin made a game-saving grab of an infield popup gone awry, as the Yankees recovered from a three game to two deficit to win their fourth of five straight World Series, in seven games over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mantle's homer in the sixth gave the Yankees the lead for good, and an insurance run in the seventh made it 4-2. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the inning, Jackie Robinson hit a high pop up that Yankees first baseman Joe Collins appeared to lose it in the sun. But Martin charged in from second base to snatch the ball at his shoe tops to end the inning and snuff out the Dodgers' last threat as the Yankees secured the championship.
Here's a rare full game broadcast of legendary Detroit Tigers play-by-play men Ernie Harwell and George Kell, teamed together to bring fans the last game of the 1963 season. This was Kell's last game as a radio play-by-play announcer for the Tigers. George took a year off from the mic and then returned in 1965 for about 30 years as the lead guy from the Tigers' TV booth. Ernie went on from here to give Tigers' fans 30+ more years of folksy and professional radio play-by-play work that earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. What these two fine gentlemen taught a couple of generations of Tigers fans not only about baseball but also about how to talk to people long will be appreciated.