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1941 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Joe McCarthy 101–53, .656, GA: 17
Brooklyn Dodgers (1) Leo Durocher 100–54, .649, GA: 2½
Dates: October 1October 6
Radio network: Mutual.
Radio announcers: Red Barber, Bob Elson.
Umpires: Bill McGowan (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL), Bill Grieve (AL), Larry Goetz (NL)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing.
Dodgers: Leo Durocher (mgr.), Billy Herman, Joe Medwick, Pee Wee Reese.
World Series
 < 1940 1942 > 

The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall.

The name "Subway Series" arose for a World Series played between two New York City teams. The series was punctuated by the Dodgers' Mickey Owen's dropped third strike of a sharply breaking curveball (a suspected spitball) pitched by Hugh Casey in the ninth inning of Game 4. The play led to a Yankees rally and brought them one win away from another championship.

The Yankees were back after a one-year hiatus, having won thirteen (13) of their last fourteen (14) Series games and twenty-eight (28) of their last thirty-one (31) games in the World Series.

This was the first Subway Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, who had already faced the crosstown New York Giants five times, and the Series was now 1–0 in favor of the Bronx Bombers. These two teams would meet a total of seven (7) times from 1941–1956—the Dodgers' only victory coming in 1955. Pee Wee Reese played in every game of the 7 Series - a total of 44 games. Hall-of Famers Billy Herman and [Joe Medwick]] appeared for the Dodgers. For the Yankees, Hall-of-Famers Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Joe Gordon, and Red Ruffing appeared. Lefty Gomez was eligible but was not used in the Series.

SummaryEdit

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (1)

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Brooklyn Dodgers – 2, New York Yankees – 3October 1Yankee Stadium68,540[1]
2Brooklyn Dodgers – 3, New York Yankees – 2October 2Yankee Stadium66,248[2]
3New York Yankees – 2, Brooklyn Dodgers – 1October 4Ebbets Field33,100[3]
4New York Yankees – 7, Brooklyn Dodgers – 4October 5Ebbets Field33,813[4]
5New York Yankees – 3, Brooklyn Dodgers – 1October 6Ebbets Field34,072[5]

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 1, 1941 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Brooklyn 000010100 2 60
New York 01010100X 3 61
WP: Red Ruffing (1–0)  LP: Curt Davis (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Joe Gordon (1)

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 2, 1941 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Brooklyn 000021000 3 62
New York 011000000 2 91
WP: Whit Wyatt (1–0)  LP: Spud Chandler (0–1)  

Game 3Edit

Saturday, October 4, 1941 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 000000020 2 80
Brooklyn 000000010 1 40
WP: Marius Russo (1–0)  LP: Hugh Casey (0–1)  

Game 4Edit

Sunday, October 5, 1941 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 100200004 7 120
Brooklyn 000220000 4 91
WP: Johnny Murphy (1–0)  LP: Hugh Casey (0–2)  
HRs:  BRO – Pete Reiser (1)

Game 5Edit

Monday, October 6, 1941 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 020010000 3 60
Brooklyn 001000000 1 41
WP: Tiny Bonham (1–0)  LP: Whit Wyatt (1–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Tommy Henrich (1)

Composite boxEdit

1941 World Series (4–1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)

Team 123456789RHE
New York Yankees 141311024 17 412
Brooklyn Dodgers 001251110 11 294

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Total attendance: 235,773   Average attendance: 47,155</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Winning player’s share: $5,943   Losing player’s share: $4,829[6]</td></tr>


NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 184–187)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2149. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1941 World Series. Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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