1960, GAME 7
Ever since the first World Series was played in 1903, kids have dreamed of hitting a ninth-inning, title-winning home run. But Pittsburgh second baseman Bill Mazeroski was the first player make that dream come true. Despite having been outscored by the heavily favored Yankees 55-26 to that point in the Series, the Pirates found themselves tied 9-9 in the bottom of the ninth of the deciding game. Maz, who’d hit just 11 home runs in the regular season, launched a bomb over left fielder Yogi Berra’s head that sent Forbes Field into delirium. The Series MVP? Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson, of course.