Yankees hold off Giants in Game 7 to win 1962 World Series
Digital Preservation Project
We need your help to preserve priceless treasures housed here in Cooperstown. Make a gift today to help ensure that fans around the world can have online access to the Museum collections and Library archive.
McCovey, who had tripled against Terry in the seventh inning but was stranded at third base, remembers the at-bat with vivid detail.
“I had a chance to be a big hero if I had gotten a hit and drove in those two runs,” McCovey said. “But it just didn’t happen.”
Terry, who surrendered Bill Mazeroski’s walk-off home run in the 1960 World Series, was named the World Series MVP. McCovey went on to record 521 home runs in his 22-year big league career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1986.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Q&A with Hall of Famer Willie McCovey
The Giants’ Juan Marichal picks up his 200th career win
On Aug. 28, 1970, Juan Marichal notched his 200th career win with the San Francisco Giants.
Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from the Yankees
After an 18-year career that propelled him into the same star orbit as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, it is understandable that Mickey Mantle wasn’t eager to retire.
Ford breaks Ruth’s World Series scoreless innings streak
Yankees' southpaw authored streak of 33 and two-thirds shutout innings in the Fall Classic.