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BUCKY DENT’S HOME RUN Bucky Dent typically batted ninth in in in in in a a a a a a a a a powerful
New York Yankee Yankee lineup and and in in in 1978 he he he hit 243 with only 5 home runs during the regular season The Yankees and and Red Sox had tied for first place at the the end of o the the 1978 season and played a a a a a a a a a a a one-game playoff in Fenway Park on on on October 2nd
to to determine the the the the AL East Champion In the the the the top of the the the the 7th inning with the the the the Red Sox leading 2-0 Dent hit a a a a 3 run run home run run off o of Red Sox’ pitcher Mike Torrez to to give the the the Yankees Yankees a a a a a a 3-2 lead and the the the Yankees Yankees went on to to win the the the game 5-4 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED / GETTY IMAGES
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