Yankees rightfielder Nick Swisher took a tumble after colliding with Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, in Philadelphia on Oct. 31. Swisher, who had hit a double and then charged home on a single by pitcher Andy Pettitte, was safe. New York went on to win the game 8-5 and take a 2-1 Series lead on the way to its 27th major league championship.
"I WAS SITTING ON THE FIRST BASE SIDE, CONCENTRATING ON THE PLATE, HOPING FOR ACTION. WHEN I SAW SWISHER ROUNDING THIRD BASE I KNEW A PLAY AT HOME WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. WHEN HE COLLIDED WITH THE CATCHER I CAPTURED THE MOMENT BY NOT GIVING UP ON SHOOTING. I FOLLOWED THE WHOLE SEQUENCE."