On October 15, 1964 — At Sportsman Park Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals allows three home runs but still manages to win the seventh and final game of the World Series against the New York Yankees. Mickey Mantle, Phil Linz and Clete Boyer homer for the Yankees, who drop a 7 – 5 decision. St. Louis takes an early lead after a 5th-inning home run by Lou Brock that triggers a second three-run frame and a 6 – 0 lead for Gibson, who is named Series MVP.
This is the only World Series games where brothers hit homeruns. Becoming the first team with a losing record (39-40) at the All-Star break to be World Champs
Bob Gibson, who struck out 31 batters in 27 innings during his three starts, is selected as the World Series Most Valuable Player. The 31 strikeouts is a World Series record.
Bobby Richardson establishes a World Series record, playing in thirty consecutive Fall Classic games. The Yankees second baseman shares the record for the most hits (13), RBIs (12), and runs scored (8) in a seven-game series (1960).
In his final postseason game, Mickey Mantle hits a three-run homer to the opposite field off right-hander Bob Gibson, his third dinger of the series. The Sportsman’s Park bomb, in the 7-5 loss to the Redbirds in the Fall Classic finale, extends the Mick’s World Series record to 18.
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