The 50 Greatest Moments in New York Yankees History

27. Sorry Sox, Just Wait Another 55 Years

Date: 10/1/1949 to 10/2/1949
What's better than winning the pennant on the final day of the season? Beating your archrival to do it. With two games to go in the '49 season, the Yankees trailed the Red Sox by a game, but hosted Boston in the final series of the season. In the first game Johnny "Frickin'" Lindell hit an 8th inning homer to complete a Yankees comeback, and in the second, the Bombers withstood a late Sox rally to hold on for a 5-3 win. The Yankees then beat the Dodgers in the World Series, the first of five straight for the Pinstripes.

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