Bob Turley and Vern Law got the starting nods. The Bucs ran away to a quick 4-0 lead thanks to a two-run homer in the first by Rocky Nelson and a single by The Quail, Bill Virdon, that drove in two more in the second.
It sat that way until the fifth when the Yanks got a run back on Moose Skowron's long ball and then exploded for four more tallies in the sixth, keyed by Yogi Berra's three run homer, to go up 5-4.
The seventh inning went quietly, but the eighth was to prove a memorable frame of playoff baseball
The Yankees added a pair off Roy Face thanks to back-to-back knocks by Johnny Blanchard & Clete Boyer to make the score 7-4, setting the 36,683 fans squirming. But the Bucs had an answer. Gino Cimoli singled, and Virdon's DP ball took a Bucco bounce and smacked Tony Kubek in the throat.
|Kubek went down, and the Bucs went up (photo Sports Illustrated)|
|Dick Groat & Roberto Clemente greet Hal Smith (photo Associated Press)|
|Touch 'em all, Maz (photo by Jimmy Klingensmith/Pgh Post Gazette)|
This is how Pittsburgh felt about Maz after the game, and still do today:
|Been worse choices...(photo Life Magazine)|