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The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. The Yankees won in six games for their fifth straight title—a mark which has not been equalled—and their sixteenth overall. Billy Martin recorded his twelfth hit of the series scoring Hank Bauer in Game 6, and won the Series MVP.

SummaryEdit

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (2)

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Brooklyn Dodgers – 5, New York Yankees – 9September 30Yankee Stadium69,734[1]
2Brooklyn Dodgers – 2, New York Yankees – 4October 1Yankee Stadium66,786[2]
3New York Yankees – 2, Brooklyn Dodgers – 3October 2Ebbets Field35,270[3]
4New York Yankees – 3, Brooklyn Dodgers – 7October 3Ebbets Field36,775[4]
5New York Yankees – 11, Brooklyn Dodgers – 7October 4Ebbets Field36,775[5]
6Brooklyn Dodgers – 3, New York Yankees – 4October 5Yankee Stadium62,370[6]

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

Wednesday, September 30, 1953 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Brooklyn 000013100 5 122
New York 40001013X 9 120
WP: Johnny Sain (1–0)  LP: Clem Labine (0–1)  
HRs:  BRO – Jim Gilliam (1), Gil Hodges (1), George Shuba (1)  NYY – Yogi Berra (1), Joe Collins (1)

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 1, 1953 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Brooklyn 000200000 2 91
New York 10000012X 4 50
WP: Eddie Lopat (1–0)  LP: Preacher Roe (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Billy Martin (1), Mickey Mantle (1)

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 2, 1953 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 000010010 2 60
Brooklyn 00001101X 3 90
WP: Carl Erskine (1–0)  LP: Vic Raschi (0–1)  
HRs:  BRO – Roy Campanella (1)

Although the Yankees won the Series, Brooklyn had at least one shining moment, as pitcher Carl Erskine set a new Series record by striking out fourteen Yankees in Game 3. That broke Howard Ehmke's 1929 record by one. Ersk's record would stand until Sandy Koufax got fifteen in 1963.

In that same game, Yogi Berra was struck twice by Erskine, making him the first American League player in World Series history to be a hit-batsman twice during the same game.

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 3, 1953 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 000020001 3 90
Brooklyn 30010210X 7 120
WP: Billy Loes (1–0)  LP: Whitey Ford (0–1)  SV: Clem Labine (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Gil McDougald (1)  BRO – Duke Snider (1)

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 4, 1953 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York 105000311 11 111
Brooklyn 010010041 7 141
WP: Jim McDonald (1–0)  LP: Johnny Podres (0–1)  SV: Allie Reynolds (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Gene Woodling (1), Mickey Mantle (2), Billy Martin (2), Gil McDougald (2)  BRO – Billy Cox (1), Jim Gilliam (2)

Game 6Edit

Monday, October 5, 1953 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Brooklyn 000001002 3 83
New York 210000001 4 130
WP: Allie Reynolds (1–0)  LP: Clem Labine (0–2)  
HRs:  BRO – Carl Furillo (1)

AftermathEdit

Dropping their seventh Series without a victory, the Dodgers terminated manager Chuck Dressen's contract; Dressen was demanding two more years. Walter Alston would take his place and manage the Dodgers for the next 23 seasons (1954–1976) before being replaced by Tommy Lasorda.

Composite boxEdit

1953 World Series (4–2): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)

Team 123456789RHE
New York Yankees 815040573 33 561
Brooklyn Dodgers 310337253 27 647

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Total attendance: 307,710   Average attendance: 51,285</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Winning player’s share: $8,281   Losing player’s share: $6,178[7]</td></tr>


NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 245–249)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2161. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1953 World Series. Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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