Dodgers edge Yankees on Piazza homer

ESPN.com is staging a simulation between the all-time Dodger and Yankee teams chosen by the site’s readers. Despite poor relief outings by Mike Marshall and Eric Gagne, the Dodgers won Game 1, 8-7, on a walkoff single in the 12th by Mike Piazza.

Gil Hodges went 4 for 5 while Piazza (who also homered) and Willie Davis each had three hits; Pee Wee Reese was 0 for 7. Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle homered for New York.

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Blue Heaven points to a rare 1949 album recording of Reese and Jackie Robinson.

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