How do you begin to tell Bobby Richardson’s story, a story that includes some of the biggest names and moments, viewed from behind the scenes, in Yankees history.
Start with the crushing home run by the other second baseman, Bill Mazeroski, one of the most iconic moments in baseball. Mazeroski’s bottom-of-the-ninth home run lifted the Pirates to a stunning 10-9 victory at Forbes Field in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series.
Ralph Terry was on the mound that October day 60 years ago. Mickey Mantle was in center, Yogi Berra in left and Roger Maris in right. Richardson was at second. His longtime middle-infield partner, Tony Kubek, was not at shortstop, having been hit in the throat in the eighth inning by a bad-hop single off the bat of Bill Virdon.