50 years ago today, the Cardinals defeated the Yankees in Game 5 of the 1964 World Series by a score of 5-2 in 10 innings.
The game was scoreless until the 5th. Lou Brock got an RBI single, and Bill White grounded out but allowed Curt Flood to score.
The Yankees remained scoreless until the 9th. With Bob Gibson still in the game with 2 outs Tom Tresh hit a 2-Run HR to tie the game.
In the top of the 10th, Tim McCarver hit a 3-run HR off Yankee relief pitcher Pete Mikkelsen. Gibson shut down the Yankees in the bottom of the inning securing the win.
The series would travel back to St. Louis with the Cards leading the series 3 games to 2.