It took 12 seasons, but the Milwaukee Brewers finally got themselves a postseason victory, and they did it in the House that Ruth built.
The Brewers trailed the Yankees two-games-to-none in their 1981 American League Divisional Series after New York snagged a pair of wins at County Stadium.
In Game 3, the two teams were tied 3-3 in the eighth inning when Paul Molitor stepped up to the same batters box that countless legends before him had similarly stood.
With one of Molitor’s trademark compact swings, the Brewers had the lead. The future Hall of Famer slammed a home run just beyond the incredible leaping attempt of Yankees leftfielder Dave Winfield, and Milwaukee owned a 4-3 advantage. Another future Hall of Famer, Ted Simmons, doubled home a third man bound for Cooperstown in Robin Yount during that inning as well, as the Brewers won 5-3, and stayed alive for at least one more night.