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Gionfriddo catch helps Dodgers jolt Joe, Yanks

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:28 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 5, 1947

Little left-fielder Al Gionfriddo is the big man for Brooklyn when he robs one of the game's giants, Joe DiMaggio, of a game-tying three-run homer in Game 6 of the World Series.

Having scored four runs in the sixth to take an 8-5 lead, Dodgers manager Burt Shotton inserts Gionfriddo for defense in the bottom of the inning at Yankee Stadium. With two Yankees on base and two outs, DiMaggio clocks a pitch from lefty Joe Hatten. Gionfriddo races back and a step ...

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