On October 4, 1953 — Mickey Mantle, in the third inning of an eventual 11-7 victory in Game 5, blasts a Russ Meyer pitch high into the upper deck of Ebbets Field, a rare occurrence for a left-handed batter, to become only the fourth player in World Series history to hit a grand slam. The Yankees slugger joins teammate Gil McDougald (1951), Elmer Smith (1920), and Tony Lazzeri (1936) in accomplishing the feat.


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