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Blast from the Past: New York Yankees-Los Angeles Dodgers 1977 World Series

November 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
By Wayne Staich

 

Reggie Jackson stakes a claim to the "house that Ruth built," as old Yankee Stadium used to be called. The New York Yankees wrapped up their 1977 World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers via Reggie's three home runs in game six, a feat which, prior to that, had been accomplished only by Babe Ruth. History being made and legendary broadcaster Howard Cosell gushing all over makes for one memorable clip.

This is the first World Series I remember watching as a boy. I was not a happy camper–I wanted the Dodgers to win. Don't ask me why a little Padre fan was rooting for the Dodgers in the World Series. I guess I figured, in an East vs West battle, might as well pull for the West. 

The Yankees appeared in three straight Fall Classics from 1976-1978, winning the latter two, both over the Dodgers. Reggie was named MVP of the '77 Series, and it was not his first postseason splash; he was also MVP of the 1973 World Series with the Oakland A's. 

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Tags: Babe Ruth, Baseball, Howard Cosell, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, Reggie Jackson, San Diego, San Diego Padres, World Series

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