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1949 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Casey Stengel 97–57, .630, GA: 1
Brooklyn Dodgers (1) Burt Shotton 97–57, .630, GA: 1
Dates: October 5October 9
MVP: Joe Page
Television: NBC, CBS, ABC, DuMont
TV announcers: Jim Britt
Radio network: Mutual
Radio announcers: Mel Allen, Red Barber
Umpires: Cal Hubbard (AL), Beans Reardon (NL), Art Passarella (AL), Lou Jorda (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL: outfield only), George Barr (NL: outfield only)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Casey Stengel (mgr.), Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Mize, Phil Rizutto.
Dodgers: Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson.
World Series
 < 1948 1950 > 

The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games for their second defeat of the Dodgers in three years, and the twelfth championship in team history. This victory would start a record run of five consecutive World Series championships by the Yankees.

History was made in the ninth inning of Game 5, when the Ebbets Field lights were turned on, making it the first World Series game finished under artificial lights. The first scheduled Series night game would not be held until 1971.

Both teams finished the regular season with exactly the same records and winning their respective leagues by exactly one game.


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

1Brooklyn Dodgers – 0, New York Yankees – 1October 5Yankee Stadium66,224[1]
2Brooklyn Dodgers – 1, New York Yankees – 0October 6Yankee Stadium70,053[2]
3New York Yankees – 4, Brooklyn Dodgers – 3October 7Ebbets Field32,788[3]
4New York Yankees – 6, Brooklyn Dodgers – 4October 8Ebbets Field33,934[4]
5New York Yankees – 10, Brooklyn Dodgers – 6October 9Ebbets Field33,711[5]


Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 5, 1949 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Brooklyn 000000000 0 20
New York 000000001 1 51
WP: Allie Reynolds (1–0)  LP: Don Newcombe (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Tommy Henrich (1)

Don Newcombe of the Dodgers threw a complete game, five-hitter allowing only one run in a 1–0 losing effort. He struck out eleven New York Yankees during that game to tie the record for most strikeouts during a World Series game by a losing pitcher.

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 6, 1949 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Brooklyn 010000000 1 72
New York 000000000 0 61
WP: Preacher Roe (1–0)  LP: Vic Raschi (0–1)  

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 7, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 001000003 4 50
Brooklyn 000100002 3 50
WP: Joe Page (1–0)  LP: Ralph Branca (0–1)  
HRs:  BRO – Pee Wee Reese (1), Luis Olmo (1), Roy Campanella (1)

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 8, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 000330000 6 100
Brooklyn 000004000 4 91
WP: Eddie Lopat (1–0)  LP: Don Newcombe (0–2)  SV: Allie Reynolds (1)  

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 9, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 203113000 10 111
Brooklyn 001001400 6 112
WP: Vic Raschi (1–1)  LP: Rex Barney (0–1)  SV: Joe Page (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Joe DiMaggio (1)  BRO – Gil Hodges (1)

Composite boxEdit

1949 World Series (4–1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)

Team 123456789RHE
New York Yankees 204443004 21 373
Brooklyn Dodgers 011105402 14 345

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Total attendance: 236,710   Average attendance: 47,342</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Winning player’s share: $5,627   Losing player’s share: $4,273[6]</td></tr>



  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 225–229)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2157. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1949 World Series. - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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