There are better World Series, however there is no Game 7 better than Game 7 of the 1960 World Series.
Bill Mazeroski's ninth inning blast off of Ralph Terry is one of the most famous moments in baseball history, however there's more to this memorable game than just that magical moment.
Whitey Ford had pitched a shutout the day before, forcing Game 7.
Despite being played in Pittsburgh, the Yankees, as they had for the whole series, remained heavy favorites entering Game 7.
The game itself was a back and forth affair. The Pirates began the scoring with a pair of runs in the first and second innings. The Yankees clawed back and went ahead, 5-4, after a four-run sixth.
New York padded their lead with two more in the eighth, making it 7-4 as Pittsburgh came to bat in the bottom half of the inning.
With two down and the score 7-5, Roberto Clemente strode in to the box to face the Yankees' Jim Coates. Coates was up on Clemente one-and-two—a strike away from sending the Yankees to the ninth with a two-run lead—when Clemente reached on a Baltimore Chop toward first base that neither Coates nor first baseman Bill Skowrun could make a play on.
Clemente had plated the Pirates sixth run with his single. Next up was utility man Hal Smith. Again a strike away from getting out of the inning, Smith dramatically took Coates' 2-2 pitch over the left field wall, giving Pittsburgh a 9-7 lead.
After a five-run eighth, Smith looked to be the hero with his clutch home run heading to the ninth. The Yankees, however, rallied off of Harvey Haddix. Mickey Mantle made it a one-run game with an RBI single and Yogi Berra tied it up with an RBI ground-out to first.
So much for Pittsburgh having all of the momentum!
Ralph Terry had gotten the last out of the eighth and returned to the mound for the bottom of the ninth. Mazerowski led off the inning. Maz took ball one. History happened on the next pitch.
The Pirates were outscored in the series 55-27.
Mazerowski's hit was the first walk-off homer in Series history—Joe Carter's Game 6 homer in 1993 is the only other one since.