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On This Day In History | 1936

October 6, 2012

View from the grandstands at the Polo Grounds during the ’36 Fall Classic (The Sporting News)

On this day 76 years ago the Yankees won their 5th World Series title in a 13-5 win over the Giants at the Polo Grounds.  In a back-and-forth affair, the Bombers entered the top of the 9th clinging to a 6-5 edge, before exploding for 7 runs in the frame, all but sealing the Championship.  Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig opened the inning with back-to-back singles.  Bill Dickey followed with a grounder to the pitcher, Dick Hoffman, who fired a throw home, attempting to catch the speedy DiMaggio, but an error by the catcher allowed the Clipper to score, opening the door for a disastrous inning.  Tony Lazzeri followed with a walk and the Yankees scored on the next 4 at bats as Johnny Murphy singled, Frankie Crosetti walked, Red Rolfe grounded out, and DiMaggio singled for the second time in the inning to provide both the final RBI and the 17th Yankee hit of the game.  Lefty Gomez earned the victory, his second of the series, allowing 8 hits and 4 earned runs over 6.1 innings.

The Yankee marauders blew their vocal gaskets in a wild dressing room celebration today.

| Associated Press |

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