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Jacob Schrecongost
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The Brooklyn Dodgers come into the 1955 World Series with a chip on their shoulder having lost to the Yankees in 4 of the last 9 fall classics, but determined to achieve a different outcome this season. They arrive into game 1 at Yankee Stadium following a relaxing September where they cruised to a 13.5 game lead over the Milwaukee Braves in the National League behind an MLB best 98 wins and Duke Snider with his MLB leading 136 RBI’s.
Perennial champion New York Yankees return to the championship after missing it the previous season despite winning 103 games. The Yanks rode 96 wins and a 3 game lead over last year’s AL Champion Cleveland Indians into the World Series hoping to add another title to their record 15 championships. Riding on the arm of 18 game winner Whitey Ford and on the bat of AL home run leader Mickey Mantle, New York looks to take down Brooklyn once again and sit atop the MLB throne.

Game 1-Sept 28 1955
The Brooklyn Dodgers came by subway to Yankee Stadium to take on the mighty Yanks in front of a crowd of 63,869. On the mound for the Yankees was all-star Whitey Ford facing the 20 game winner Don Newcombe. Ford was to be the better pitcher this day, holding the Dodgers to just 1 run on 8 hits and never found himself in trouble. His opposite, Newcombe, was perfect for the first 3 innings before giving up a 3-run homer in the 4th and another run in the 7th and was then replaced by Bessent. On offense Yogi Berra proved to be the game’s hero going 2 for 4 with 4 Rbi’s and the game winning home run in the 4th. The Dodgers scored 1 run on 8 hits with no errors while the Yanks scored 6 on 11 hits with 1 error.

Game 2-Sept 29 1955
Hoping to watch the Bronx bombers take a 2-0 lead, the series largest crowd came out to see game 2 at Yankee Stadium with 64,707 in attendance, but the Yankee faithful were to be disappointed as the Dodger offense came alive for a 5 run victory. Despite outhitting the Dodgers 15 to 10 and getting a hit every inning they were unable to string them together to get enough runs on the board. The Dodgers were able to string ‘em together for 3 runs in the 4th and 7th innings and sandwiched their 3 run 4th with 1 in the 3rd and 5th on their way to an 8-3 victory. The Dodgers had to go through 4 pitchers to get their victory, but get it they did behind a 3 for 3 showing by Duke Snider which included 2 doubles and a run. The Dodgers scored 8 runs on 10 hits with 1 error. The Yankees scored 3 run on 15 hits with 1 error.

Game 3-Sept 30 1955
For the last ever World Series game to be played in September the smallest crowd of the series showed up to unenthusiastically celebrate the feat. 34,209 Brooklyn faithful showed up to watch their boys take a 2-1 series lead after a hard fought pitchers duel with both teams hurling over 10 strikeouts a piece and playing complete games. Again the Dodgers were outhit, but they strung together a big 6th inning scoring 3 runs which would have been enough, but they added an insurance run in the 8th to win by 2. Brooklyn’s pitcher Johnny Podres was the games star tossing 12 strikeouts and only surrendering 1 earned run. The Yanks scored 2 runs on 8 hits with 1 error. The Dodgers scored 4 on 6 hits with no errors.

Game 4-Oct 1 1955
For a series that has not seen a home run since game 1 four days earlier, game 4 saw the ball go deep four times. “The Mick” saw a 2 run shot for the Yankees only runs of the game while the Dodgers got back to back bombs from Snider and Hodges in the 7th and a solo shot from Campenella to lead off the 8th while coasting to a 10-2 victory. For the first time this series the Yankees had to go deep into their bullpen while watching the Dodgers’ starter Clem Labine go the full 9 innings for the win, but it was Brooklyn’s offense that were the heroes behind 5 for 3 showings and homers from Campenella and Hodges. 34,242 came out to watch their beloved Dodgers get within 1 game of the championship. The Yankees scored 2 runs on 9 hits with 2 errors while Brooklyn put up 10 on 12 hits with 1 error.
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Harley Winfrey
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Nice write-up, I enjoyed reading through it! I haven't keep too many things from my childhood, but I do still have my 1987 Statis Pro Baseball under my bed. The original board disintegrated after I left it next to an open window during a thunderstorm a couple of years after I got it, but I still have the rest of the game, plus a photo-copied version of the charts from the game board. I also bought the 1961 teams and made quite a few teams of my own using the guide in the rulebook, including the 1955 Dodgers.
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Jacob Schrecongost
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Game 5-2 Oct 1955 (22 Oct 2016)
The Yankees finally discover Brooklyn’s kryptonite. Whitey Ford, who pitched the Yankees to a 6-1 victory in game 1, returned to shut down the best offense in the majors again. Unfortunately, for the Yankees they cannot pitch him every game because he put up another 1 run shut down of the boys in blue and white. Ford helped himself with an RBI groundout to short in the 2nd inning. Hank Bauer followed with a 2 RBI base hit that proved to be all the Bronx bombers needed to secure the victory. In front of 36,796, New York scored 3 in the 2nd and added a solo shot from Berra in the 9th to bring the series closer with a 4-1 victory. The Dodgers got their lone run thanks to a solo home run from Furillo in the fourth, but that proved to be all they could muster against the dominate Ford. Yankees win with 4 runs on 6 hits with no errors. The Dodgers lose with 1 run on 4 hits and no errors.

Game 6-3 Oct 1955 (26 Oct 2016)
Heart means a lot and in baseball it means so much more. Down 3 games to 1 the Yankees never gave up. They never faltered. They never thought it was over. Ford may have been the reason behind the Yanks wins in game 1 and game 5, but he was nowhere to be found and instead Tommy Byrne showed up and delivered a shut-out in game 6 to keep the New York darlin’s alive. All that was needed was a 2 out double from Hank Bauer to bring the series to a 3-3 tie and a decisive 7th game. His crucial 4th inning RBI double was all the Yanks required to secure a victory in game 6 and send this World Series to a do or die 7th game. Complete games by both pitchers produced a Yankees victory with 1 run on 8 hits and no errors. They defeated the Dodgers, who had 0 runs on 6 hits with no errors.

Game 7-4 Oct 1955 (27 Oct 2016)
After coming back 3 games to 1 to tie things up and send it to a 7th game, the Yankees were feeling like luck was on their side, but it just was not to be as the big bats from Brooklyn came back with a vengeance after only scoring 1 run in the last 2 games. The Dodgers piled up 15 hits including 3 triples and 3 home runs to put all the worries to rest and finally get vengeance on their nemesis Yankees. Again Podres gave up only 1 earned run on a 5th inning homer to Andy Carey and striking out 7 on his way to his 2nd win of the series. A big 6 run 1st set the stage for an unexciting finale to a back and forth series that promised to be interesting, but didn’t deliver as the Dodgers made easy work of the Bronx Bombers. Brooklyn scored 13 runs on 15 hits with 1 error while the defeated Yanks only scored 2 runs on 7 hits with 0 errors.

After years of trying the Brooklyn Dodgers finally achieved their ultimate goal and won the World Series despite nearly blowing it. After taking a 3-1 game lead their offense sputtered and after dropping their final game of the season in front of their home crowd and the 6th game in Yankee Stadium they got their bearings back and dominated. New York was thankful for some great pitching in games 1, 5 and 6, but their offense was ultimately their undoing. The Yankees left 54 batters stranded on the bases over the course of the series to the Dodgers 44. Had New York been able to get some more of their baserunners in they may have come home with a championship.
This would be the only series win for the Dodgers in Brooklyn and a total attendance of 362, 310 came out to witness it. Two years later they would move to Los Angeles. Although Johnny Podres pitched a superb series throwing 2 complete game wins in games 3 and 7, posting a 1.00 ERA and striking out 19 the award for MVP goes to Duke Snider who batted .346 with 9 hits including 3 doubles and 2 home runs.
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How did Jackie Robinson play out of curiosity?
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