New York Yankees: Greatest Moments In World Series History

Drop Third Strike Of The Century

In game four of the 1941 Fall Classic, Yankees’ right fielder Tommy Henrich struck out which would have ended the contest.

However, Brooklyn Dodgers’ catcher Mickey Owen was unable to handle the pitch from Hugh Casey and allowed Henrich to reach first on a drop third strike.

After a single by Joe DiMaggio followed with a single and then Charlie Keller smoked a two-run double to put the Bombers up for good.

In what would have been a strikeout that tied the series up at two, Owen’s E-2 served as a spark to an incredible four-run ninth inning for the Yankees, who would win the series the following day.

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