On June 16 1962 — 1962 – An injured Mickey Mantle returns after a one-month layoff and hits a dramatic three-run pinch home run in the top of the 8th inning. Although Mantle’s blast gives the Yankees a 9 – 7 lead, Cleveland comes back to score a run in the bottom of the 8th and wins the game in the 9th, 10 – 9, on a two-run homer by Jerry Kindall.

 


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