Saturday, March 26, 2011

1964: Bucs sweep Amazin's behind Clemente's 3 run clout

GAME 2 - Shea Stadium
Pirates 5, Mets 2 (10 inn)
Bob Friend vs Al Jackson

Newly christened Shea Stadium was the host for this extra inning extravaganza.  Al Jackson looked dominant as the Metsies clung to deer life to stay alive in the series.  Up 2-1 and heading into the 8th Jackson couldn't hold the lead.  With 2 out Bob Bailey singled home Schofield to tie the game at 2-2.  The game went to extras with the Bucs clearly capturing the momentum.  Willard Hunter took the hill for the Mets and walked Schofield to lead off the frame.  Maz hit a bullet to third that Charley Smith booted into the 3rd base dugout.  Up stepped Roberto Clemente with runners on the corners.  Hunter was not in a good spot and Clemente made him pay by lining a 3 run shot to dead center over the 410 marker.  New York did nothing in the bottom of the inning and Al McBean notched the win in relief of Bob Friend who was solid.
Pirates win series 2-0

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