At the end of four games, the Yankees had 32 runs to 12 for the Pirates; they had 56 hits to 32 and seven home runs to one. But the score in games was 2-2 and it was no longer a short World Series.
5 HADDIX AND FACE: HOPE FULFILLED AND FAITH REAFFIRMED
The cloak of invincibility which enfolded the Yankees after their early, crushing victories began to show a few loose threads on Sunday. In the fifth game, on Monday, the Pirates clawed it to shreds. Two little Pittsburgh pitchers, Harvey Haddix and—of course—ElRoy Face, stopped the Yankees on five hits while the bat-swinging part of the Pirate lineup slashed and poked and rattled four Yankee pitchers for 10 hits and a 5-2 victory.
Haddix and Face were working with a lead all the way. The Pirates, who came through with three-run innings in each of their first two Series victories, hit the magic number again against Art Ditmar. In the way of the Pirates, it was exciting.
Dick Stuart singled to lead off the second and was forced by Cimoli. Burgess doubled into right field, sending Cimoli to third. At this point the Yankees got into the act with an infield error which Stengel was later to classify as "a very bad thing to do." Kubek fielded Hoak's slow roller and, with no chance to get Cimoli at the plate, threw to McDougald at third. But McDougald dropped the ball, Burgess slid in mightily, and everyone was safe, including Hoak on second base. Then Bill Mazeroski rammed a double out into left field for two more runs and a lead that Pittsburgh never lost.
The Pirates scored again in the third off Luis Arroyo when Groat doubled and Clemente singled him home; and again in the ninth off Ryne Duren when Burgess opened the inning with a single to left field and chugged on to second as Cerv fumbled the ball. Joe Christopher, in to run for Smoky, went hurtling down to third when Duren turned loose a wild pitch. Hoak smashed a fast ball back through the box and out into center field to score him.
Haddix, pitching in his first World Series game after 10 big league seasons, gave the Yankees both their runs in the first three innings. Elston Howard doubled into right field leading off the second and moved around on successive infield outs. Roger Maris hit a home run into the upper deck in right in the third inning. However, through the middle part of the ball game the Yankees could do nothing with Harvey's good curve. ("He was breaking everything low," said Stengel, "and my fellows were chasing it.") At one point Haddix struck out five of eight Yankee batters, but finally, like Law before him, he weakened.
With one out in the seventh, Kubek and Pinch-hitter Hector Lopez singled to put runners on first and second. Out came Murtaugh to relieve Haddix and give his signal for Face: right hand held out flat, palm down, about three feet from the ground, which means "Give me the little guy." Against nine Yankee batters, the little guy had no trouble at all. Throwing more sliders than fork balls, Roy let only Mantle reach base, on a walk, and Mantle was unable to move a step farther.
"I'll bet," said Bob Skinner, who is 6 feet 4 inches tall, "that when Face goes out there to pitch, he looks as big as me."
As the two ball clubs packed and began the trip back to Pittsburgh, where the Series would resume on Wednesday, the Yankees had added another home run to their impressive total, while the Pirates still had just one. But now it was the Pirates who were out ahead. The knife seemed to be carving "Beat 'Em, Bucs" on the hammer.