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1959 World Series Program

The 1959 World Series Program.

Team / Wins Manager Season
Los Angeles Dodgers (4) Al Lopez 88-68, .564, GA: 2
Chicago White Sox (2) Walter Alston 94-60, .610, GA: 5
Dates: October 1-8, 1959
MVP: Larry Sherry (Los Angeles)
Umpires: Bill Summers (AL), Frank Dascoli (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL), Frank Secory (NL), Johnny Rice (AL: outfield only), Hal Dixon (NL: outfield only)
World Series
 < 1958 1960 > 

The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2 games to 0 in a best-of-three-games pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since the Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series. The Dodgers won the Series in six games for their second championship in five years - the first in Los Angeles.

Television: NBC (Jack Brickhouse and Vin Scully announcing)

SummaryEdit

NL Los Angeles Dodgers (4) vs. AL Chicago White Sox (2)

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1 Dodgers – 0, White Sox – 11 October 1Comiskey Park 48,013
2 Dodgers – 4, White Sox – 3 October 2Comiskey Park 47,368
3 White Sox – 1, Dodgers – 3 October 4Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 92,394
4 White Sox – 4, Dodgers – 5 October 5Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 92,650
5 White Sox – 1, Dodgers – 0 October 6Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 92,706
6 Dodgers – 9, White Sox – 3 October 8Comiskey Park 47,653

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

October 1: Comiskey Park I, Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 000 000 000 083
Chicago (A) 207 200 00x 11110
W: Early Wynn (1-0)   L: Roger Craig (0-1)   S: Gerry Staley (1)
HR: CWSTed Kluszewski (1, 2)

Game 2Edit

October 2: Comiskey Park I, Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 000 010 300 491
Chicago (A) 200 000 010 380
W: Johnny Podres (1-0)   L: Bob Shaw (0-1)   S: Larry Sherry (1)
HR: LADCharlie Neal (1, 2), Chuck Essegian (1)

Game 3Edit

October 4: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 000 000 010 1120
Los Angeles (N) 000 000 21x 350
W: Don Drysdale (1-0)  L: Dick Donovan (0-1) )   S: Larry Sherry (1)

Game 4Edit

October 5: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 000 000 400 4103
Los Angeles (N) 004 000 01x 590
W: Larry Sherry (1-0)  L: Gerry Staley (0-1) )
HR: CWSSherm Lollar (1)    LADGil Hodges (1)

Game 5Edit

October 6: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 000 100 000 150
Los Angeles (N) 000 000 000 090
W: Bob Shaw (1-1)  L: Sandy Koufax (0-1) )   S: Dick Donovan (1)

Game 6Edit

October 8: Comiskey Park I, Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 002 600 001 9130
Chicago (A) 000 300 000 361
W: Larry Sherry (2-0)   L: Early Wynn (1-1)
HR: LADDuke Snider (1), Wally Moon (1), Chuck Essegian(2) CWSTed Kluszewski (3)

TriviaEdit

  • This World Series was the first since 1948 that no Series games were played in New York City.
  • Game 3, Game 4 and Game 5 were: The first three (3) ever played on the West Coast, the first ever played in Memorial Coliseum, the first games in World Series history to exceed 90,000 in attendance each, and when it was all over — the first World Championship for a West Coast team.
  • Larry Sherry of the Los Angeles Dodgers was the fifth pitcher in World Series history to win the Sport Magazine version of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. Sherry hasd 2 wins and 2 saves for the Dodgers.
  • After this Series, the White Sox didn't play in another until finally winning it all in 2005.
  • Ted Kluszewski played for the losing "Pale Hose", but still managed to drive in a World Series record ten runs and became the second player to have double-digit RBI totals for any length Series, tying Yogi Berra's record of 10 for the Yankees in the 1956 World Series. [[Bobby Richardson set present record of 12 for the Yankees in the 1960 World Series. Gil Hodges and Nellie Fox led their respective teams in hitting, each with .391 (9 for 23). Hodges hit the game-winning home run in the 8th inning of Game 4 to win it 5-4.
  • The Dodgers became only the second team to win a World Series after relocating (1957 Milwaukee Braves the first).
  • This was the first World Series where neither team had a pitcher wirh a complete game.
  • This was the last World Series appearance for Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, and Early Wynn. This was also the only World Series appearance for Nellie Fox.

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