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The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture their first championship in franchise history. It would be the only Series the Dodgers won in Brooklyn (the team relocated to Los Angeles after the 1957 season). The two teams were meeting in a World Series for the fifth time in nine years, with the Yankees having won in 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953.

For the first time in Series history, an MVP was selected - Johnny Podres (winning games 3 and 7). He was 2-0, with 2 complete games and an ERA of 1.00, game 7 was a shutout.

With runners on first and second and one out, Left fielder Sandy Amorós made a dramatic game-saving catch of a deep fly ball down the left field line off the bat of Yogi Berra in the 6th inning of Game 7, to start a double play and stymie the Yankees' best chance of the day. Amorós, who was left handed, had just been inserted in left field for Jim Gilliam; it is doubtful Gilliam could have made the catch as he was right handed.

Records: Brooklyn Dodgers (W: 98, L: 55, Pct: .641, GA: 13 ½) - New York Yankees (W: 96, L: 58, Pct: .623, GA: 3)

Managers: Walter Alston (Brooklyn), Casey Stengel (New York)

Umpires: Bill Summers (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Jim Honochick (AL), Frank Dascoli (NL), Red Flaherty (AL: outfield only), Augie Donatelli (NL: outfield only)

MVP: Johnny Podres

Television: NBC (Mel Allen and Vin Scully announcing)

SummaryEdit

NL Brooklyn Dodgers (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1 Dodgers – 5, Yankees – 6September 28Yankee Stadium 63,869
2 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 4 September 29Yankee Stadium 64,707
3 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 8 September 30Ebbets Field 34,209
4 Yankees – 5, Dodgers – 8 October 1Ebbets Field 36,242
5 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 5 October 2Ebbets Field 36,796
6 Dodgers – 1, Yankees – 5 October 3Yankee Stadium 64,022
7 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 0 October 4Yankee Stadium 62,465

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

September 28, 1955 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 021 000 020 5100
New York (A) 021 102 00x 691
W: Whitey Ford (1-0)   L: Don Newcombe (0-1)   S: Bob Grim (1)
HR: BROCarl Furillo (1), Duke Snider (1)    NYYElston Howard (1), Joe Collins (1, 2)

The Yankees take game 1 behind homers from Joe Collins (2) and one by rookie Elston Howard in his first World Series at bat. Carl Furillo homers for Brooklyn and Duke Snider hits his first of the series, all of which will eventually help establish a new HR record for a 7-game series (17). Jackie Robinson steals home (Replays have clearly showed that he should have been called out.) but Whitey Ford wins with relief help in the 9th from Bob Grim.

Game 2Edit

September 29, 1955 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 000 110 000 252
New York (A) 000 400 00x 480
W: Tommy Byrne (1-0)   L: Billy Loes (0-1)

Tommy Byrne tosses a 5-hit complete game victory and singles in New York's final run during the Yank's big 4-run 4th inning, putting New York up 2-0.

Game 3Edit

September 30, 1955 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 020 000 100 370
Brooklyn (N) 220 200 20x 8111
W: Johnny Podres (1-0)  L: Bob Turley (0-1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (1)    BRORoy Campanella (1)

Johnny Podres goes all the way and wins with home run help from Roy Campanella. A limping Mickey Mantle hits his only home run of the series.

Game 4Edit

October 1, 1955 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 110 102 000 590
Brooklyn (N) 001 330 10x 8140
W: Clem Labine (1-0)  L: Don Larsen (0-1)
HR: NYYGil McDougald (1)    BRORoy Campanella (2), Gil Hodges (1), Duke Snider (2)

Brooklyn evens the series at 2-2 as Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges and Duke Snider all hit home runs.

Game 5Edit

October 2, 1955 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 000 100 110 360
Brooklyn (N) 021 010 01x 592
W: Roger Craig (1-0)  L: Bob Grim (0-1)   S: Clem Labine (1)
HR: NYYBob Cerv (1), Yogi Berra (1)    BROSandy Amoros (1), Duke Snider (3, 4)

Duke Snider hits two home runs (four in the series) and Sandy Amoros helps the Dodgers beat the Yankees for the third straight day. Dodgers rookie Roger Craig wins in his first World Series start. Bob Cerv and Yogi Berra hit Yankee homers off Craig and reliever Clem Labine. Snider also had 4 home runs in the [1952 World Series). Only players prior to Snider to have 4 home runs in one World Series were Babe Ruth (1926) and Lou Gehrig (1928).

Game 6Edit

October 3, 1955 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 000 100 000 141
New York (A) 500 000 00x 580
W: Whitey Ford (2-0)   L: Karl Spooner (0-1)
HR: NYYBill Skowron (1)

Whitey Ford holds the Dodgers to four hits and a single run while striking out eight as the Yankees even the series even at 3-3. New york scored all 5 runs in the first inning off Karl Spooner, led by Bill Skowron's 3-run blast.

Game 7Edit

October 4, 1955 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 000 101 000 250
New York (A) 000 000 000 081
W: Johnny Podres (2-0)   L: Tommy Byrne (1-1)

The Dodgers scored one run in the 4th and 6th innings on a single and sac fly, both by Gil Hodges. Sandy Amoros made a catch off the bat of Yogi Berra that set off a double play as Amoros threw to Pee Wee Reese to Gil Hodges who tag Yankee Gil McDougald before making it back to first. Campanella began 1st Dodger rally in the 4th inning with a double into the left field corner. Podres got the complete-game win.

Composite BoxEdit

1955 World Series (4-3): Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.) over New York Yankees (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn Dodgers 263 851 330 31586
New York Yankees 651 704 210 26552
Total Attendance: 362,310   Average Attendance: 51,759
Winning Player’s Share: – $9,768   Losing Player’s Share – $5,599

Quote(s) of the SeriesEdit

  • "Ladies and gentlemen, the Brooklyn Dodgers are the champions of the world."—Vin Scully, announcing that the Dodgers had won the World Series.
  • "In Brooklyn that day, it was the Liberation of Paris, Vee Jay Day, New Years Day all rolled into one."-Author Pete Hamill on Brooklyn the day the Dodgers won

TriviaEdit

  • When Duke Snider homered during the 3rd and 5th inning of Game 5, he became the first and still the only player from either league with four (4) home runs in two different Series.

Reference(s)Edit

Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 254-258)

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