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The first one, coming a half-century ago, provided one of the most dramatic endings ever for a winner-take-all game in baseball’s postseason.

With the New York Yankees protecting a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning at Candlestick Park, the Giants put runners on second and third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Willie McCovey then hit a screaming liner that second baseman Bobby Richardson grabbed to end the Series.