In the fourth, with the bases loaded again, Richardson came up again, now the big hero, with the crowd roaring for him to do it—again. Bobby didn't, but the sharp single he sent into left field scored two more runs and increased his runs batted in for the day to six, a total that erased the names of Lazzeri, Dickey, Kluszewski and Mantle from the World Series record books, at least in this particular category.
"I hope they leave all those guys in there with their five runs batted in," said Tony Kubek, who is Richardson's good friend, "or everyone will look at Bobby's name and figure this isn't much of a record."
Mickey Mantle hit a home run to move within one of Babe Ruth's Series record, and by getting a pair of singles and a double in four other times at bat, enjoyed his biggest—if not his most dramatic—Series day.
Whitey Ford, who pitched the shutout, didn't need all those muscles. He gave up a double in the fourth inning and singles in the sixth, the seventh and the ninth. That was all. He walked only one man. It was Whitey's sixth World Series victory; only Red Ruffing and Allie Reynolds, both Yankees, naturally, had won seven.
Even after the bombing, Murtaugh was philosophical, which could be accounted for by three things:
1) The Pirates still trailed only 2-1 in the Series.
2) His pitching staff was in wonderful shape—excluding, of course, Labine, Green, Witt, Cheney and Gibbon, who had marched in the same dreary parade in both the second and third games. Law was rested and ready to work again. Friend had pitched just four innings and was itching to get back at the Yankees. Harvey Haddix hadn't pitched at all. ElRoy Face had been in only two innings.
3) Saturday was Danny Murtaugh's 43rd birthday.
If he had told the Yankees, they might have baked a cake.
4 VIRDON SAVES FACE AND THE RULE OF LAW