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Maz thanks skipper with Series winning homer

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:31 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 13, 1960

Danny Murtaugh, the Pittsburgh Pirates' manager, played Cupid when he introduced Bill Mazeroski, his bashful second baseman, to Mazeroski's future wife. Maz says thank you to Murtaugh today when he hits the only home run that ends a World Series Game 7.

It doesn't look as if the Pirates will need any heroics from Mazeroski when they score five runs in the eighth inning, the final three on Hal Smith's homer, to take a 9-7 lead over the Yankees. But New York ...

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