It was a night, like every night in New York, of small battles and small victories. It was a World Series night at Yankee Stadium and the crowd that filled the stately park in the Bronx was simply New York shoehorned into a baseball field.
By the time Steve Garvey hit his homer in the ninth, the crowd had become restless and unruly. Firecrackers and smoke bombs were tossed from the stands onto the field and fights broke out in the seats. Some fans in the upper levels doused those below them with beer. The game was delayed several times as young fans raced across the field. (One fan slid across home plate in the ninth!)
ex NYT Eskenazi 10/13/77