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    1960 New York Yankees World Series Game Seven Line-Up Card from the Casey Stengel Collection. To gaze upon this amazing historical document is to relive a bad dream if you were a Yankee fan in October of 1960. Feverishly notated, the line-up card clearly reveals the desperation of manager Casey Stengel, scrambling to work any angle to keep the outclassed Pirates from completing their World Series miracle. All five pitching changes, looking to stem a four-run Pittsburgh flood in the first and second, and a five-run eighth, are crammed into the lower margin, as Stengel switched from Turley to Stafford to Shantz to Coates to Terry. Pinch hitters and pinch runners fill the right column. One look and it's instantly clear that this was no ordinary game--instead, it was the most dramatic, stomach-churning Game Seven in World Series history. Though we all remember the game for the Mazeroski blast that ended it, this only tells a small part of the story. After dropping to a four to nothing deficit, the Yankees rose to a seven to four lead in the top of the eighth, before giving up five in the bottom half of the inning. Then the Yanks, with their backs against the wall, miraculously tied the score at nine in the top of the ninth, paving the way for Mazeroski's definitive moment. The pale blue 3.75x7" card with the word "Pittsburgh" at top and Stengel's 10/10 pencil below, remains in fine, undamaged condition. To hold this card in your hand, with no fewer than thirty-three Yankee surnames scrawled by Stengel in his furious battle against fate, is the baseball equivalent of slugging down a quart of espresso. Forty-five years later, the nerves still pulse with the thought of it all. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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