The 50 Greatest Moments in New York Yankees History

22. Chris Chambliss Sets off a Riot

Date: 10/14/1976
Chris Chambliss' home run to win the 1976 ALCS is a great Yankee moment because it put the Bombers into the Fall Classic for the first time in 12 years. It's also a great New York moment illustrating just how batshit crazy the city was in the mid-'70s. Before Chambliss could hit, the game was delayed while the Yankee Stadium field crew picked up the accumulated debris thrown on the field, and once Chambliss hit his homer, the Stadium damn near literally exploded, and Chambliss was forced to run for his life when the fans rushed the field. The Bronx is burning indeed.

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