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1976 ALCS, Game 5: Yankees vs. Royals
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1976 ALCS, Game 5: Yankees vs. Royals

New York Yankees first baseman Chris Chambliss trotted to bat in the bottom of the ninth of the decisive Game 5 of the ALCS with the score tied at six apiece. Chambliss, who hit .524 on the series, drove the first pitch from Kansas City reliever Mark Littell just over the right-center field wall to propel the Yankees to their first pennant in 12 years. A frenzied New York crowd flooded the field in jubilation as Chambliss ducked and weaved his away around the bases.

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