Buhl gets wild when he's hit a little.
Buhl promptly walked Mantle on a three-and-two pitch, and then threw four straight wide balls to Yogi Berra. Maglie nodded:
See? Not even close.
Buhl, growing more and more tense, suddenly turned toward second base and caught Mantle 20 feet off the bag. Buhl threw to Red Schoendienst, but wildly, off to one side, so that the ball bounced off into the outfield. Mantle barged into Schoendienst, who draped himself over Mickey's back like a sack of wheat in a not overly subtle attempt to hold Mantle at second. Mickey shrugged his troublesome burden off and sprinted down to third, Berra following him into second.
Buhl then gave up fielding and resumed pitching, allowed another run on McDougald's fly and a third on Simpson's single, and then retired.
The Yankees had three runs, and they followed with two more in the third, two more in the fourth, and five more in the seventh, when hometown boy Kubek hit his second home run (and returned to the Yankee dugout blushing in pleased embarrassment).
The Braves did not take all this sitting down. They took it standing up, on the bases. They filled the bases in the first inning, the second, the sixth and the ninth. And they left the bases filled in the first inning, the second, the sixth and the ninth.
The final score was 12-3. It was a miserable day for Milwaukee, but in a way it was historic. Milwaukee's pitchers had given up 11 bases on balls to tie a Series record, and Milwaukee's batters had left 14 men on base, which tied another, set 47 years before.
Overnight, the misery abated. Sunday the Braves' new world glowed with the brilliance of superb baseball and broad, unbelievable but delightfully successful melodrama. Saturday everything went wrong. Sunday everything went right, excepting only the ninth inning, and that was all right too, because it set up the heroic 10th.
Warren Spahn pitched for the Braves, gave up 11 hits and five runs, but won the game, which pleased Milwaukee immensely. He gave up one run in the first and not another until there were two out in the ninth and two strikes on the batter, Elston Howard. The Braves meanwhile had scored four runs, three of them on a home run by Henry Aaron (who had driven in two runs the day before but who had left eight runners on base) and another on a homer by Frank Torre.