LOS ANGELES, Calif. — On this date in 1978, the New York Yankees repeated as World Series champions. At Dodger Stadium, the Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Fall Classic for the second consecutive season.
The 7-2 victory in Game 6, earned New York its twenty-second title in franchise history.
Shortstop Bucky Dent put the Yankees up for good in the second stanza. Dent’s two-run single to center off Don Sutton in the second stanza, provided New York with a 3-1 advantage. Dent, who collected 10 hits was named the World Series MVP.
Catfish Hunter pitched seven strong innings and Goose Gossage recorded the final six outs to finish off the Dodgers.
The victory capped off a comeback run which saw the Yankees 14.5 games out of first place at one point and changed managers from Billy Martin to Bob Lemon.