He later managed the team for 20 seasons. Today, he is a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Dodgers. On Sept. Bob Borkowski, who played outfield in nine regular-season games when Snider was injured, passed away November 18, at age Bavasi, who passed away in at age 93, was the architect for the Dodger teams that won three National League pennants in five seasons , and and finished second in and But, what of this team?
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Why did produce different results than in past meetings with the Yankees which resulted in five consecutive World Series losses — , , , and ? They then amassed a mark by May 10 and never looked back. Right-handed pitchers Carl Erskine five wins and Don Newcombe four wins were responsible for nine of those 22 Dodger victories.
Campanella won his third N. MVP crown with his stellar season, as he batted. In MVP balloting, however, Campy was challenged by teammate Snider, finishing just five points ahead while they each received eight first-place votes. The Dodgers led the N. Secondly, the Dodger pitching staff dominated the National League.
He won 20 games that season, while hitting. In , the Dodgers won 98 and lost 55 in breezing to the N. The Yankees finished with a record and edged the second-place Indians by three games and third-place White Sox by five games in the standings. Pennant on the earliest date in league history, eclipsing their own mark. From August 27 to the day they captured the flag, the Dodgers caught fire, as they won 12 of 13 games.
In losing the first two World Series games at Yankee Stadium, the pattern which had been cut so many times before when the Dodgers fell to New York seemed to be repeating. In Game 2, pitcher Tommy Byrne five-hit the Dodgers and also knocked in two runs in a four-run fourth to give the Yankees a win. When the scene shifted for Game 3 in Brooklyn, however, the Dodgers found more offense, as they had four two-run innings and won Birthday boy Podres went the distance in Game 3, limiting the Yankees to seven hits.
Campanella homered for the Dodgers, who pounded out 11 hits. The Dodgers evened the World Series in Game 4 with an win.
Campanella, Hodges and Snider drove in six of the eight runs and Labine earned the victory in relief. The Dodgers reversal of fortunes continued in Game 5, as they powered their way to victory at Ebbets Field.
Cuban-born Sandy Amoros put the Dodgers ahead in the second inning with a two-run home run, while Snider drilled solo round trippers in the third and fifth innings to make it The two blasts by Snider made him the only player to hit four home runs in two different World Series in and , eclipsing a record previously shared with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Roger Craig picked up the win, with help from reliever Labine. Bob Cerv and Yogi Berra homered for the Yankees.
Baltimore, Frank Robinson, and the Year of the Orioles
Snider stepped on a sprinkler head at Yankee Stadium and had to come out of Game 6. The Dodgers managed four hits and only one run in that game. The Yankees scored five first-inning runs, including three on a Bill Skowron home run, to take a commanding lead which Whitey Ford made stand up in the win to even the Series.
The shaping of Game 7 was purely fairy story material for the Dodgers. A crowd of 62, was in attendance at Yankee Stadium to root the Yankees on to a 17th World Series title. He added a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning to put the Dodgers in front in support of Podres.
But Shuba grounded out to end the top of the sixth. That fateful move, though, set up the defensive alignment that changed the game and the Series. The Yankees put the tying runs on base in the bottom of the sixth inning. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Preview — Black and Blue by Tom Adelman. Richly layered An entertaining and informative portrait of two underappreciated teams in an unforgettable time. Many baseball fans would agree that it was the epic clash between the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles. The godlike Sandy Koufax had led the Do Richly layered The godlike Sandy Koufax had led the Dodgers to victory in two previous World Series, and had finished the season with twenty-seven wins, a personal best. Few outside Baltimore gave the Orioles - slugger Frank Robinson leading a young team of no-name kids and promising prospects - more than a fighting chance against such series veterans as Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, and the rest.
Experts were betting that Los Angeles would sweep it in four. What transpired instead astonished the nation, as the greatest pitching performance in World Series history capped a redemption beyond imagining.
Adelman goes way past the box scores to get information that makes the players more human and the games more dramatic. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Other Editions 1.
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