On September 8, 1951 — At an Old Timer’s Day at Yankee Stadium, former manager Joe McCarthy is honored. With the game scoreless in the 7th inning, Mickey Mantle belts a Bob Porterfield pitch into the last row of the RF bleachers, some 460 feet away to break the scoreless tie. Ed Lopat shuts out the Senators for 4 – 0 Yankee win.

(Photo: L-R: Bucky Harris, Bob Shawkey, Clark Griffith, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel & Roger Peckinpaugh).

 


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