Key Dates in Baseball History


1976 OCTOBER 14     ALCS Game 5     NYY 7   KC 6                    
KC@NYY     Chris Chambliss’ bottom of 9th leadoff, walkoff HR breaks the 8th inning tie created by George Brett’s 3R homer, sending Yanks to WS for first time since 1964.
Starters: Dennis Leonard vs. Ed Figueroa     WP: Dick Tidrow   LP: Mark Littell
HR: KC: George Brett (8th), John Mayberry (1st); NYY: Chris Chambliss (9th)

1978 OCTOBER 2       AL East Playoff   NYY 5   BOS 4                  
NYY@BOS   
Down 2-0 in a 1-game playoff for the Pennant, with 1976 ALCS hero Chris Chambliss and Roy White on first and second in the 7th, Bucky Dent hit a 3R homer with Mickey Rivers’ bat. 
Starters: Ron Guidry vs Mike Torrez WP Ron Guidry LP Mike Torrez SV Rich “Goose” Gossage
HR: NYY: Reggie Jackson (8th), Bucky Dent (7th); BOS: Carl Yastrzemski (2nd)

 

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