On August 4, 1963 — With the Yankees trailing Baltimore, 10-9, in the nightcap of a twin bill, Mickey Mantle, after missing two months of the season with a broken foot, makes a dramatic return to the lineup as a pinch hitter when he homers to deep left field in the bottom of the seventh inning off George Brunet to tie the score. The crowd of nearly 40,000 fans goes wild as the ‘Mick’ hobbles around the bases in the Bronx Bombers’ eventual 11-10 walk-off win, a victory made possible by Yogi Berra’s two-out walk-off round-tripper in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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