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NY Yankees & Bucky Dent Eliminate The Red Sox

On October 2, 1978, the New York Yankees traveled to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox in a one game playoff. Both teams had finished the season with ninety-nine wins, and were now playing for the American League East Pennant and a spot in the playoffs. Down 2-0, with two runners on base, shortstop Bucky Dent stepped up to the plate. Yankees Manager Bob Lemon recalls: “I wanted to pinch hit for him but I didn’t have anybody to play. Sometimes when players are injured, sometimes it’s a blessing”. After fouling a ball into his already injured foot, Dent hits a home run over the left field wall to put the Yankees ahead 3-2. Says Dent: “The home run that I hit was the biggest moment in my career”. The Yankees went on to defeat the Red Sox 5-4, ending another exciting chapter of a storied rivalry.

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