The 50 Greatest Moments in New York Yankees History

29. Billy Martin Ties World Series Hit Record

Date: 10/5/1953
The Yankees don't just clog up every list of postseason records, they do it with style. In 1953, Billy Martin tied the record for most hits in a World Series with 12 (it's since been passed three times, including once by another Yankee). In Game 6 after the Yankees had lost a 3-1 lead and were tied in the top of the 9th, Martin hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the inning, giving him a share of the single Series hit record, and propelling the Yankees to their 5th consecutive title. Like we said, the Yankees just have a different way of doing things.

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