October 17th, 2012

’78 Fall Classic

October 17, 1978 – The Yankees beat the Dodgers, 7-2, in Game 6 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium to clinch their second consecutive title. The Dodgers won the first two games of the Fall Classic, but the Yankees stormed back to win the next four. Shortstop Bucky Dent earned Series MVP honors and rookie second baseman Brian Doyle, filling in for the injured Willie Randolph, batted .438. It was the career highlight for Doyle, who batted .161 in 110 lifetime regular-season games with New York and Oakland from 1978-81. Shortstop Bill Russell led Dodger hitters with a .423 average in six games (11-for-26).