Giant killer Ott hits homer to win World Series

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:29 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to

Oct. 7, 1933

Carl Hubbell had provided the New York Giants with two victories against the Washington Senators in the World Series, not allowing an earned run in 20 innings. But with Hubbell resting today, the Giants rely on their hitting star to end the Series. Mel Ott, who had four hits and three RBI in the opener, wins Game 5 when his 10th-inning drive bounces off center fielder Fred Schulte's glove into the bleachers in left-center for the homer that gives the Giants a 4-3 victory at Washington, D.C.

Schulte, whose three-run homer in the sixth tied the game, gets his glove on Ott's blast just as it is about to drop into the low temporary stands that had been constructed in front of the regular pavilion. The ball and the player are lost from sight as Schulte topples over the fence into the laps of some fans.

When the second-base umpire signals that it's a double, the Giants argue the call. The home-plate and first-base umpires overrule their co-worker, and award Ott a homer, providing the Giants with the Series-winning run in Bill Terry's first complete season as manager.