Description1936 World Series Game 2 Program - Yankees vs. Giants, Bill Dickey's First World Series Home Run. Soon after the Babe's release from the Yankees (followed shortly by his retirement from the game), many thought that the pinstripers would fail to compete without their best player. But DiMaggio and Gehrig were more than well equipped to carry the torch, as evidenced by them making it to the 1936 World Series against crosstown rivals the New York Giants.
Neatly scored in black steel-tip ink the program can be dated to the second game of the Series, an 18-4 Yankees victory. The Bronx Bombers set the record for largest margin of victory in a World Series game (14) and most runs scored in a a game (18). Joe D paced the Yanks, going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and runs scored, as well as his first extra base hit in the Fall Classic. Tony Lazzeri blasted the second grand slam ever in WS history (Elmer Smith of the Indians was the first in 1920) and Bill Dickey hit his first career WS home run.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hank Leiber drove the ball 490 feet deep into dead center, and DiMaggio caught the ball running up the steps of the clubhouse. This remarkable catch was at least 40 feet further than Willie Mays' far more celebrated catch of Vic Wertz's drive to deep straightaway center in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. After DiMaggio's game-ending grab, President Roosevelt, who was in attendance, saluted Joe for his great catch as he rode off in the presidential limousine.
Mild wear exhibited throughout the fourteen-page program, which remains solidly attached to the binding.
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