On October 8, 1964 at Busch Stadium, Rookie Mel Stottlemyre, called up from the minors in August, dominated for New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinal bullpen wilted in the late innings. The Cardinals struck first in the third on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third, but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Bob Gibson. After a walk and hit-by-pitch in the sixth, Tom Tresh’s RBI single put the Yankees up 2–1. Next inning, Phil Linz hit a leadoff single, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Bobby Richardson’s single. After moving to third on a single, Richardson scored on Mickey Mantle’s groundout. Lou Brock’s groundout in the eighth with runners on second and third shaved the lead to 4–2, but the Yankees blew the game open in the ninth. Linz’s leadoff home run off Barney Schultz made it 5–2 Yankees. After a one-out single, Gordie Richardson relieved Schultz and allowed an RBI double to Mantle. After an intentional walk, Joe Pepitone’s RBI single and Tresh’s sacrifice fly made it 8–2 Yankees. The Cardinals got a run in the bottom half when Dick Groat hit a leadoff triple and scored on Tim McCarver’s single, but Stottlemyre retired the next two hitters to end the game as the Yankees’ 8–3 win tied the series heading to New York.

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World Series Game 2 Played on Thursday, October 8, 1964 (D) at Busch Stadium I

NY  A    0  0  0    1  0  1    2  0  4  -   8 12  0
STL N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   3  7  0
BOX+PBP
WP: Stottlemyre (1-0)
LP: Gibson (0-1)
HR: Linz (1)

Play by Play

YANKEES 1ST: Linz walked; Richardson was called out on strikes;
Maris struck out; Mantle struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Flood was called out on strikes; Brock grounded
out (pitcher to first); White was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Howard struck out; Pepitone lined to third; Tresh
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Boyer grounded out (shortstop to first); Groat
grounded out (third to first); McCarver grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Boyer grounded out (second to first); Stottlemyre
was called out on strikes; Linz singled; Richardson doubled to
left [Linz to third]; Maris grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Shannon singled; Maxvill singled to left [Shannon
to second]; Gibson out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Shannon to third, Maxvill to second]; Flood grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Shannon scored, Maxvill to third]; Brock
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
0, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Mantle was called out on strikes; Howard doubled to
left; Pepitone doubled to left [Howard to third]; Tresh was
walked intentionally; Boyer hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Howard scored]; Stottlemyre struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: White grounded out (first to pitcher); Boyer
flied to center; Groat walked; McCarver grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Linz grounded out (shortstop to first); Richardson
lined to shortstop; Maris flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Shannon grounded out (second to first); Maxvill
grounded out (third to first); Gibson singled to center; Flood
forced Gibson (second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Mantle walked; Howard lined to second; Pepitone was
hit by a pitch [Mantle to second]; Tresh singled to center
[Mantle scored, Pepitone to second]; Boyer flied out to right;
Stottlemyre forced Pepitone (third unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); White
flied to left; Boyer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
2, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Linz singled to left; Gibson threw a wild pitch
[Linz to third]; Richardson singled to center [Linz scored];
Maris singled to right [Richardson to third]; Mantle grounded
out (second to first) [Richardson scored, Maris to second];
Howard grounded out (shortstop to first) [Maris to third];
Pepitone flied to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Groat lined to shortstop; McCarver lined to
center; Shannon grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 8TH: Tresh grounded out (second to first); Boyer
grounded out (third to first); Stottlemyre struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: WARWICK BATTED FOR MAXVILL; Warwick singled to
left; SKINNER BATTED FOR GIBSON; Skinner doubled [Warwick to
third]; BUCHEK RAN FOR SKINNER; Flood grounded out (third to
first); Brock grounded out (shortstop to first) [Warwick
scored]; Howard allowed a passed ball [Buchek to third]; White
walked; Boyer forced White (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Yankees 4, Cardinals 2.

YANKEES 9TH: BUCHEK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); SCHULTZ
REPLACED WARWICK (PITCHING); Linz homered; Richardson lined to
shortstop; Maris singled to center; RICHARDSON REPLACED SCHULTZ
(PITCHING); Mantle doubled to left [Maris scored]; Howard was
walked intentionally; Pepitone singled to right [Mantle scored,
Howard to third]; Tresh out on a sacrifice fly to right [Howard
scored, Pepitone to second (on throw to home)]; Boyer was walked
intentionally; CRAIG REPLACED RICHARDSON (PITCHING); Stottlemyre
was called out on strikes; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 8,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: LOPEZ REPLACED MANTLE (PLAYING RF); Groat tripled
to right; McCarver singled to center [Groat scored]; Shannon
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[McCarver out at second]; JAMES BATTED FOR CRAIG; James struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 8, Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          8  12   0   10
 Cardinals        3   7   0    5