On October 9, 1928, At Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, the Yankees beat the Cardinals, 7-3, completing their second consecutive sweep of the World Series. The Yankees trailing 2-1, Ruth and Lou Gehrig hi back to back homeruns in the top of the 7th, for Ruth it was his second of the game. Pete Alexander replaced Cardinal starter Bill Sherdel after he gave up 2 more hits. Just 2 years ago it was Alexander who sealed the Cardinal’s 1926 World Series victory over the Yankees. Alexander was not so lucky this day as the Yankees forced across the 2 inherited runners. In the 8th, up 5-2, Cedric Durst takes Alexander deep and one batter later, Babe Ruth hammers his 3rd homerun of game off Alexander all but sealing the Yankees victory. The Cardinals would make things interesting in the 9th off Waite Hoyt, collecting 3 hits and a run in the 9th, but Hoyt ends the game but getting future Hall of Famer Frankie Frisch to fly to left to end the game.
The Yankees, winning their third World Championship in franchise history, live up to their name “Bronx Bombers” when they slugged five homers in the game, three by Babe Ruth for the second time in his career, the 5 home runs in a game will not be equaled until 1989 when Oakland does it against San Francisco.