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1954 World Series

1954 World Series program.

Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Giants (4) Leo Durocher 97-67, .630, GA: 5
Cleveland Indians (0) Al Lopez 111-43, .721, GA: 8
Dates: September 29-October 2, 1954
MVP: Dusty Rhodes (Giants)
Umpires: Al Barlick (NL), Charlie Berry (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Lon Warneke (NL: outfield only), Larry Napp (AL: outfield only)

Note: Lon Warneke became the fifth person to appear in the Series both as a player and as an umpire.

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The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. The Giants swept the Series in 4 games to win their first championship since 1933, defeating the heavily favored Indians, who had won an AL-record 111 games in the regular season. The Series is perhaps best-remembered for "The Catch", a sensational running catch made by Giants center fielder Willie Mays in Game 1, snaring a long drive by Vic Wertz near the outfield wall with his back to the infield. It is also remembered for utility player Dusty Rhodes' clutch hitting in three of the four games. Giants manager Leo Durocher won his only title among the three pennants he captured in his career.

Television: NBC (Jack Brickhouse and Russ Hodges announcing)

SummaryEdit

NL New York Giants (4) vs. AL Cleveland Indians (0)

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1 Indians – 2, Giants – 5
(10 innings)
September 29Polo Grounds 52,751
2 Indians – 1, Giants – 3 September 30Polo Grounds 49,099
3 Giants – 6, Indians – 2 October 1Cleveland
Stadium
71,555
4 Giants – 7, Indians – 4 October 2Cleveland
Stadium
78,102

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

September 29: Polo Grounds, New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Cleveland (A) 200 000 000 0 280
New York (N) 002 000 000 3 593
W: Marv Grissom (1-0)   L: Bob Lemon (0-1)
HR: NYGDusty Rhodes (1)

Game 2Edit

September 30: Polo Grounds, New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland (A) 100 000 000 180
New York (N) 000 020 10x 340
W: Johnny Antonelli (1-0)   L: Early Wynn (0-1)
HR: CLEAl Smith (1)    NYGDusty Rhodes (2)

Game 3Edit

October 1: Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 103 011 000 6101
Cleveland (A) 000 000 110 242
W: Ruben Gomez (1-0)  L: Mike Garcia (0-1)   S: Hoyt Wilhelm (1)
HR: CLEVic Wertz (1)

Game 4Edit

October 2: Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 021 040 000 7103
Cleveland (A) 000 030 100 462
W: Don Liddle (1-0)  L: Bob Lemon (0-2)   S: Johnny Antonelli (1)
HR: CLEHank Majeski (1)

Composite BoxEdit

1954 World Series (4-0): New York Giants (N.L.) over Cleveland Indians (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York Giants 126 071 100 3 21337
Cleveland Indians 300 030 210 0 9264
Total Attendance: 251,507   Average Attendance: 62,877
Winning Player’s Share: – $11,118   Losing Player’s Share – $6,713

TriviaEdit

  • The Indians, by winning the American League pennant, kept the Yankees from winning their sixth straight series. The last time the Yankees had not won the series or pennant beforehand was 1948, when, again, the Indians kept them out (although that year, they won the Series). It was also the only World Series from 1949 to 1958 which did not feature the Yankees.
  • 1954 was the first year that the "Winning Player's Share" exceeded $10,000 ($11,118)!

Reference(s)Edit

  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 250-253)
  • A Day in the Bleachers, by Arnold Hano (who later wrote Mays' biography). The author describes sitting in the left-center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds for Game 1. An entire chapter is devoted to The Catch.

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