World Series & Brooklyn Dodgers

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions since 1903. The winner of the World Series Championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff and awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American baseball team that was active in the Major Leagues from 1884 until 1957, after which it moved to Los Angeles. 5.0/5

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Today in 1959 the LA won the World Series, defeating the White Sox in 6 games
Day 6 of Season. On this date- 1956. Don Larsen tosses the only Perfect Game in World Series history over Brooklyn Dodgers. 2-0 Final.
On this day in 1956: Don Larsen pitches the only Perfect Game in World Series history. It's a 2-0 win over…
in 1956, Don Larsen pitched the only Perfect Game in a World Series as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodg…
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World Series of 1949, during the 2nd game at Yankee Stadium, with the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees.
On this day in 1953, the New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers to win their fifth World Series in a row.
1st televised World Series game was on NBC 68 years ago today at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees & the Brooklyn Dodgers. Bob Stanton announced.
On this day 60 years ago, Jackie Robinson famously stole home in World Series between Brooklyn Dodgers & NY Yankees. http…
Are you predicting the Dodgers will win the World Series? Oh, wait. Codgers. Nevermind.
In Brooklyn, we had such great pennant races, it made the World Series just something that came later. -- Walter O'Malley, Dodgers owner
Brooklyn Dodgers - BASEBALL and HOT DOGS in 1920 at Ebbets Field! 2nd game of the World Series with Cleveland.
"Bums" No More! Today in 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally beat the Yankees in the World Series.
I colorized a picture of the 1941 World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers
Oct. 12, 1916: The Red Sox win the World Series beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 4 game to 1.
Today in 1955 - The Brooklyn won their only World Series with Johnny Podres beating the New York Yankees 2-0 ht…
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Today in 1920 - Cleveland Indians beat Brooklyn Dodgers 5 games to 2 to win the 17th World Series (baseball)
The Brooklyn Dodgers (aka "Da Bums") won their first & only World Series in 1955. They moved to L.A. right after that. |
Yesterday was the 63rd anniversary of the most celebrated Home Run in baseball history. The New York Giants in mid-August 1951 were 13.5 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. They would catch fire winning 37 of their last 44 games to end up in a tie for first place. The Giants and Dodgers split the first two games of a 3 game playoff to see who would go to the World Series. In Game 3 the Dodgers led 4-1 going into the 9th inning. The Giants rallied. Down 4-2 with 2 men on base the Dodgers brought in Ralph Branca to pitch to Bobby Thomson [a young Willie Mays was on deck} Thomson then hits the "Shot Heard Round The World".. "The Giants Win The Pennant, The Giants Win The Pennant" I am not a collector of memorabilia but about 15 years ago Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca were in Houston signing and my friend Kirk got me autographs of both men on a picture of Thomson hitting the ball. Very cooI . Ican't think of anyone who has handled failure as well as Ralph Branca has-in giving up that Home Run. My Mount Rushmo ...
So-called Brooklyn bums win their first World Series On October 4, 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series at last, beating the New York Yankees 2-0. They’d lost the championship seven times already, five times just to the Yanks. But they finally managed to beat the Bombers for the first (and last) time.
ROD DEDEAUX THE DEDEAUX FOUNDATION The Dedeaux Award 2013 Dedeaux Award Winner Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. He broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. The example of Robinson's character and unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation, which then marked many other aspects of American Life, and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement. Over ten seasons, Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Championship. He was selected for six consecutive All-Star Games, was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In recognition of his achievements on and off the f ...
Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer passed away at 83. Don Zimmer wasn't a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way. He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series. He coached Derek Jeter on the New York Yankees' latest dynasty. And his manager once was the illustrious Casey Stengel. For 66 years, Zimmer was a most popular presence at ballparks all over, a huge chaw often filling his cheek. Everyone in the game seemed to know him, and love him. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser when he died Wednesday at 83 in a hospital in nearby Dunedin. He had been in a rehabilitation center since having seven hours of heart surgery in mid-April. ''Great baseball man. A baseball lifer. Was a mentor to me,'' teary-eyed Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Zimmer started out as a minor league infielder in 1949, hitting powerful shots that earned him the nickname ''Popeye.'' He went on to enjoy one of the longest-lasting careers in b ...
As All American as it gets.baseball and Corvettes ♥ Johhny Podres winning pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers after the World Series.
Zimmer was part of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers at age 24.
Hello Kitty scored the winning run in game 7 of the 1955 World Series for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He is a Dodger legend.
Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the Major Leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955. Learn more about his famous life and career at Biography.com.
April 20, 1939, 19 year year old rookie Ted Williams breaks into the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox. "Teddy Ballgame" or the "The Splendid Splinter" shown here in the 1941 All Star Game where his 3-Run Homer with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning brought the American League a dramatic come from behind 7-5 victory. Williams would go on to hit .406 that year becoming the last to hit .400, but the Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio would hit in 56 straight games and capture the Most Valuable Player Award as the Yankees captured the Pennant and beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series.
One of my favorite books about Gil, "Praying For Gil Hodges" by Thomas Oliphant, I think offers so much about Gil, the 1955 World Series, and the love we all have for those Brooklyn Dodgers. The author makes a good case for the reasons Gil should make The Hall of Fame. Another good book by Doris Kearns Goodwin, "Wait Till Next Year". There are other books about our "Bums" but for me these are my favorites, especially my hard copy I have by Thomas Oliphant.
Opening Day 30 March 2014 It was about four o’clock in the afternoon on October 3rd, 1951. My family had recently purchased an old Zenith black and white TV, which I frequently commandeered to watch western movies and cartoons, but not today. My grandmother had control over the television. I heard her screaming and yelling with joy. Bobby Thompson had just crushed a Ralph Branca pitch into the left field seats at the Polo Grounds for a 3 run homer and the NewYork Giants had just won the National League pennant by defeating their nemesis, the Brooklyn Dodgers, by a score of 5-4 in the deciding game of a 3 game playoff. Russ Hodges called the “Shot heard ‘round the World” and I was hooked on baseball at the ripe old age of ten. Over the next sixty years, after the last out of the World Series in October, I counted the days until Opening Day started the next season on or about the first day of April. Through my teenage years, my college days, my service in Viet Nam and later in life as a teacher, bu ...
Brooklyn Dodgers baserunner Jackie Robinson steals home against the New York Yankees as Yogi Berra applies tag in Game 1 of the World Series in the Bronx, NY on September 28, 1955. Photo by Mark Kauffman/Sports Illustrated
Its 1941, the Brooklyn Dodgers decide to sign from Reading minor league team, outfielder Carl Furillo. Furillo who played with the nicknames Skoonj or The Reading rifle. Furillo would be 92 today, but passed on in 1989. Furillo was born in Stony Mills Pa. He serves from 1943 thru 1945. He breaks into the big leagues with the Dodgers in 1946. He plays with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers until 1960. He is an All-Star twice. He leads the league with .344 average in 1953. He plays in 7 World Series and wins 2 rings.
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REMEMBERING Joe Black! Today, February 8th, we celebrate the life and times of Joseph Black (February 8, 1924 – May 17, 2002); an African-American right-handed pitcher in *** League and Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Redlegs, and Washington Senators who became the first black pitcher to win a World Series game, in 1952. A native of Plainfield, New Jersey, he starred at Plainfield High School. Black attended on a baseball scholarship and graduated from Morgan State University in 1950 and later received an honorary doctorate from Shaw University. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He appears prominently in Roger Kahn's classic book, The Boys of Summer. Black helped the Baltimore Elite Giants of the *** Leagues win two championships in seven years. He and Jackie Robinson pushed for a pension plan for *** League players and was instrumental in the inclusion of players who played before 1947. Black then played for a year in the Brooklyn Dodgers' minor league system ...
Yesterday Baseball Hall of Famer for the Pittsburgh Pirates Ralph Kiner just die he was one of the best Home Run hitter of his time. Here true story that you people need to before Major League became the first sport to have free agency Branch Rickey the longtime GM of St Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers he become the General Manager of the Pirates Ralph Kiner who the beat Home Run hitter in baseball wanted a rasie and Branch Rickey would not give it to him Kiner says to Rickey him the best slugger in baseball Rickey says to back ok Ralph how many Pennent and World Series have you won Kiner spoke back to Rickey and I never won a NL Pennent or World Series title he slao said if you don't pay me the Pirates will finish in last place without me Rickey said the famous statement Well if we can finish in last place as team with you were better off finishing in last place without. Ralph Kiner leave Pirates and end up playing the Cubs and Indians.
Mickey Fact: Other than Yankee Stadium, where he hit 266 career Home Runs, Mickey's best ballpark for hitting Home Runs was Tiger Stadium in Detroit. He hit 42 career homers there. However, Mickey said his favorite park was the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field. In those days there was no inter-league play, so he only played there in the World Series and exhibition games.
Today in Black History: 1920 is the anniversary of the *** Baseball League. In 1886, the Southern League of Colored Base Ballists became the first *** league. It was not until 1920 that an organized Black league (the *** National League) survived a full season. The second league formed in 1923 (Eastern Colored League), and the following year the Kansas City Monarchs defeated the Philadelphia Hilldales in the first "colored" World Series. Many great teams played in the *** Leagues, as did many great players. Some students of baseball consider James "Cool Papa" Bell the smoothest and fleetest outfielder ever to play and that Josh Gibson, who averaged.362 over his 16-year career, was the best offensive threats of the times. Of course, no list could be complete without the legendary pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige, the greatest pitcher of the *** Leagues. The elevation of Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 not only opened the doors for other Black players, it also signaled the end of the ...
Monday night saw the last regular season sporting event at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Good riddance to that dump. In case you were keeping track, that makes: two World Series, one earthquake and NO WS championships for the place. If you have never heard the story of how Horace Stoneham, the then owner of the New York baseball Giants in the mid fifties, came to build a ballpark in one of the worst locations for a ballpark ANYWHERE on the west coast: Walter O'Malley, the carpetbagger who owned the then Brooklyn Dodgers, wanted to avail himself of the most sweetheart of all sweetheart deals EVER, for a new stadium and all of land which made up the surrounding ravine. But he realized the other National League team owners would NEVER allow just one team to relocate across the entire country. Not when the closest team to LA played in St Louis. Certainly not with the rapidly escalating cost of transporting an entire ball club from east to midwest, let alone to the west coast. So O'Malley began to whisper ...
Brooklyn Dodgers won their first and only World Series in 1955 on my 11th birthday. Still my biggest sports thrill
Crowd at Ebbets Field on October 5, 1920. Game one of the World Series, Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Cleveland Indians.
Past and Present Kings & Queens Effa Manley was born on this date in 1900. An African-American business entrepreneur, Manley was the only female owner in the history of *** Leagues. Manley was from Philadelphia, and rarely discussed her heritage, and most people assumed she was a light-skinned Black. Young Effa was raised in a household with a Black stepfather and Black half-siblings. After graduation from high school in Philadelphia, she moved to New York to work in the millinery business. She met Abe Manley, a man 24 years older than her, at the 1932 World Series at Yankee Stadium. They married on June 15, 1935. Abe had money through a number of successful investments in real estate and in "numbers banking," or racketeering. Together, they started a *** League team in Brooklyn, in 1935, naming the team the Eagles. The Eagles played in Ebbets Field, yet were unable to compete with the Brooklyn Dodgers fans, and the Manleys moved the team to survive financially. They bought the Newark Dodgers, a Black ...
With the Red Sox Game 3 of the World Series decided by a bizarre obstruction call, let's take a look at some of the strangest endings in the history of athletics. 1947 Boston Braves at Brooklyn Dodgers: In his first MLB appearance, Jackie Robinson shockingly finishes the game not murdered at the hands of a baseball crowd filled with violent, racist white people 1972 Immaculate Reception: To this day, many specifics of Terry Bradshaw’s winning touchdown pass to Franco Harris remain in question, such as: (1) Whom did the ball touch in the downfield collision? (2) Who exactly is John “Frenchy” Fuqua? (3) Why was referee Pat Harder at the game in the first place, if not to provide a convenient alibi distancing him from the events that night at the Coleman estate? (4) How does the Black Scorpion play into the whole affair? 1982 Stanford Cardinal at Cal Golden Bears: After a series of unlikely laterals, Cal’s Kevin Moen charges through a pack of celebrating Stanford marching band members into the end zo ...
On October 9 in Baseball History... 1905 - At Philadelphia, Christy Mathewson of the Giants outpitches 26-game-winner Eddie Plank 3-0 in the first game of an all-shutout Series. 1906 - Snow flies at West Side Park as the first one-city World Series opens with the 116-win Cubs heavy favorites. White Sox starter Nick Altrock outduels Three Finger Brown for a 2-1 victory. 1910 - Nap Lajoie, in a batting race with Ty Cobb, collected eight hits for Cleveland in a season-ending doubleheader with the Browns. The hits were somewhat tainted, however, as St. Louis third baseman Red Corriden played back as Lajoie bunted safely six times. Regardless, Cobb was awarded the batting title by a fraction of a point. 1916 - Babe Ruth outpitched Sherry Smith of the Brooklyn Dodgers as the Boston Red Sox won the longest World Series game, 2-1 in 14 innings. 1919 - White Sox starter Lefty Williams gets just one man out in the first inning and the Reds go on to a 10-5 victory. Cincinnati wins the best-of-nine World Series in ei ...
Today in WHITE history! On October 8, 1956, New York Yankees right-hander Don Larsen pitches the first no-hitter in the history of the World Series. Even better, it was a Perfect Game--that is, there were no runs, no hits and no errors, and no batter reached first base. Larsen’s performance anchored his team’s third-straight win against their cross-town rivals the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yanks ended up winning the championship, the last all-New York World Series until 2000, in seven games. Larsen was an uneven pitcher, and before the 1956 championship he was mostly known for being a hard drinker and an enthusiastic carouser. Because of a bad start in the second game of the World Series, he wasn’t even sure he’d pitch another game. In fact, he found out he’d be heading to the mound in Game 5 when he got to the clubhouse on the morning of October 8 and found that manager Casey Stengel had left a ball in his locker, wedged inside his cleat. But that night, in front of a crowd of 61,519 people at Yank ...
On this day in 1955: In a dramatic game seven, the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the 2-0 in the World Series.
Okay, here's a non-political rant from me (unusual, I know) regarding the naming of professional sports teams. Why are the St Louis Cardinals football team now the Arizona Cardinals? If I lived in St Louis, how could I root for the Rams as a home team, they're from Los Angeles! Shouldn't the Washington Nationals be called the Senators? Why are the Milwaukee Braves now the Atlanta Braves? Shouldn't the Atlanta baseball team be called the Falcons or something? Brewers sounds so silly, I'm so glad the Cardinals beat them in the 1982 World Series. How can you seriously root for teams with names like the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Colorado Rockies? The ideal World Series teams are St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox or Detroit Tigers, forget those Tampa Bay Rays, another silly name. NHL contenders should be the "original six", MLB the original 16 teams, NFL the original 14. Yeah, I realize that the Chicago Cubs were originally the Chicago White Stockings, the Los Angeles Dodger were originally t ...
58 years ago today, the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the NY Yankees 2-0 in the 7th and deciding game of the 1955 World Series.
Oct. 4, 1955: The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Yankees in 7 games for their only World Series Championship.
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1955- The Brooklyn Dodgers a.k.a. "Da Bums" win the World Series for the first time - the only time they won while in Flatbush
Oct 4th, 1955: The Brooklyn beat the 2-0 in game 7 of the World Series, the only title they would win on the East coast
58 years ago today - Bums no more. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first and only World Series. October 4, 1955
On this day in 1955 the Brooklyn win their first World Series, beating in 7
Oct. 4, 1955:. Brooklyn Dodgers finally win their 1st World Series after losing in 7 previous. Beating the Yankees in game 7.
Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7, on this day October 4, 1955.
I am only speculating but the government shut down is benefiting only one person (besides the moron politicians themselves) me. Since there are more folks at home, there are more folks sitting around reading my baseball ramblings. I need to call the Neilson people. Today's baseball goodies. 1. October 2, 1938. In the first game of a season ending double header (the old kind-- one price, two games) Cleveland Indian fireballer Bob feller strikes out 18 Detroit Tigers to set a modern day (after 1901) record. Yes gang, it has been broken. But, Rapid Robert also gives up 7 walks, 7 hits, 4 earned runs and loses the game 4-1 running his seasons record to 17-11. The winning pitcher was Detroit's Harry Eisenstat who only strikes out three while giving up 3 walks, 4 hits and one run ending the season with a 9-6 record. Both Feller and Eisenstat pitched complete games. 2. On October 2, 1947 Yogi Berra hits the first pinch hit homer in World Series history. Yogi connects off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn D ...
Today in Sports History 1903 - The first modern World Series took place between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1919 - Eight players for the Chicago White Sox began their conspiracy to lose the World Series to the underdog Cincinnati Reds. 1933 - Babe Ruth made his final pitching appearance. He pitched all nine innings and hit a Home Run in the 5th inning. 1946 - The first baseball play-off game for a league championship was played. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2. 1961 - Roger Maris (New York Yankees) hit his 61st Home Run of the season to beat Babe Ruth's Major League record of 60. Maris got the Home Run in the last game of the regular season. 1994 - The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days. 2006 - Albert Haynesworth (Tennessee Titans) kicked off the helmet of Andre Gurode (Dallas Cowboys) and then scraped his cleat across his head. Gurode required 30 stitches and suffered blurry vision from the attack. Th ...
Oct. 1, 1952: The Yankees play the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first game of the 1952 World Series at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. The Bums win 4-2.
On this day in 1947 the first televised World Series game was played at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees hosted the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees won that day 5-3 but the series went to a 7th game, which the Yankees also won. The Dodger lament "Wait 'til next year!" was born after this Series.
Rocky Nelson a Portsmouth, Ohio native like myself. Rocky was one of the first baseball players that I met. I was 6 years old when I met him at an autograph show held at Shawnee State University in 1990. Attached are 2 cards he signed for me when I was to younger a letter from him telling me that he was proud of me for earning my Eagle Scout and a news paper clipping that I saved from the Portsmouth Daily Times celebrating him and his wife's 50th wedding anniversary. Born: November 18, 1924 Portsmouth, Ohio Died: October 31, 2006 (aged 81) Portsmouth, Ohio Teams St. Louis Cardinals (1949–1951) Pittsburgh Pirates (1951) Chicago White Sox (1951) Brooklyn Dodgers (1952) Cleveland Indians (1954) Brooklyn Dodgers (1956) St. Louis Cardinals (1956) Pittsburgh Pirates (1959-1961) Nelson made an appearance in the 1960 World Series, where he belted a two-run Home Run off pitcher Bob Turley in the first inning of the seventh game. Not as dramatic as teammate Bill Mazeroski’s Home Run in the same game to win the ...
In 1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
I don't care what sport you prefer, or who your personal heros are. When you see someone who has represented his sport so well, and has excelled in it for so long, you have to give him props. When it is a player, from your favorite sport, off your favorite team, then the impact this player has made is that much greater. Moriano Rivera. Mo! The Sandman. Arguably the best pitcher in baseball history. Certainly, no argument, simply the finest reliever ever in baseball. More importantly, a great Yankee, with unquestionable class. With all the 'cheaters' in sport, of all the bad 'characters' of sport, of all the 'it's all about me' egos many athletes have disgraced their sport with, Mariano is the classiest man, person & player ever to wear a team uniform. I saw my very first ball game at the 'old' Yankee Stadium. Game 4, 1956 World Series, Brooklyn Dodgers vs. N.Y. Yankees. A game/series the Yankees would win. Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, and all the rest of that team. They made me fall in love . ...
Hi Gang. A little late today. Eye Doctor appointment. Today in Baseball Not many days left so here goes. 1. September 27, 1905 Big Bill Dinneen, Boston (then the Americans soon to change name to Red Sox, contrary to legend they were never called the Pilgrims) right Handed Pitcher throws a No-Hitter beating the White Sox 2-0. Big Bill, who pitched for two N.L. clubs and two A.L. clubs, would retire as a St. Louis Brown on August 29, 1909. Seventeen days later, on September 17, 1909 Big Bill became an American League Umpire. As a Pitcher, he played for 12 years and finished with a record of 170-177. Big Bill umped from 1909 through 1937. He umped in 7 World Series and was the Crew Chief in three of them. He umped in the very first All Star Game in 1933, calling balls and strikes behind the plate for the first half of the game as an American League Umpire and then turning over Home Plate to National League Umo Bill Klem for the second Half. Dinneen called balls and strikes for 5 No-Hitters as an ...
OK, indulge me a little on my birthday so this doesn't come across as the height of vanity! :) I had an enjoyable time this evening at Cottonwood's youth group, where my friend Stephanie Blackwell presented me with a delicious chocolate cake and also put together a "Craig Trivia" game for my birthday. See how well you do: 1) What year was Craig born (so, how old is he today)? 2) Who was president when Craig was born? a) Dwight D. Eisenhower, b) Harry Truman, c) Abraham Lincoln, d) Franklin D. Roosevelt 3) What was the average price of gasoline? a) $1.23/gallon, b) $1.10, c) $.23, d) $.79 4) Who won the World Series? a) Brooklyn Dodgers, b) New York Yankees, c) Chicago Cubs, d) Milwaukee Braves 5) What day of the week was Craig born? a) Tuesday, b) Sunday, c) Saturday, d) Wednesday 6) If Craig saved a dime every day, how much would he now have? a) $1899.30, b) $2104.10, c) 1760.40, d) 1890.60 7) What was the grossing movie released that year? a) Wizard of Oz, b) Terminator, c) Casablanca, d) The Ten Comman ...
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1955 and a daring one piece. I would say this is a cute woman from back then in a good swimsuit. Not bad for the times. But, in 1955 the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn and that was the year they won their one and only World Series title as the Brooklyn Dodgers, defeating the New York Yankees 4 to 3 in games. Johnny Podres, a forgotten man, was the hero that year. He was a pitcher for the Dodgers. By the way ... does anyone know how the name "Dodgers" came into being? Around the turn of the century (about 1900) when the team was either just starting or was brand new (I'm not sure which and it doesn't matter to the story which), Brooklyn had many trollies on tracks. Few people had cars and trollies were how many folks got around Brooklyn. You had to be careful on the streets not to get hit by the trollies, so people doged them by jumping out of the way as they sped by. So, the original name was "The Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers," as told by Ken Burns on his PBS series about "Baseball." April and I a ...
Baseball was Louis Armstrong’s favorite sport and he followed it passionately. A longtime Brooklyn Dodgers fan, Louis switched to the New York Mets in the late 60s, even attending the deciding game 5 of the 1969 World Series. The new exhibit debuting at the Louis Armstrong House Museum – Swinging with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong & Baseball includes photos and artifacts exploring Louis's relationship with the game including Louis’s handwritten list of “my four choice Dodger players at all times,” a photo of Louis backstage with Dodgers Don Newcombe and Junior Gilliam, a rare Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald “baseball card” from Holland, and one of Louis’s famed tape box collages featuring a photo of the trumpeter with New York Yankees Phil Rizzuto and Joe Collins.
Pee Wee Reese was the only player to participate in all 44 World Series games played between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers
Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family's Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers
My grandfather (born in the year 1900. YES...GRANDFATHER) and his brothers made millions manufacturing machine parts for aviation equipment during WWII. They were offered the opportunity to purchase the Brooklyn Dodgers in the late 40's. They passed. The franchise is now worth $2billion. Harry Osterlof, only by helping create the best Mom ever - and her giving me life - do you make up for that fail. If you were still alive I'd break your golfball-lovin balls so bad you *** Mom, you'd probably have been about 2 years old and on Ebbets Field watching Sandy Amoros running down Yogi Berra’s long fly ball, then throwing to shortstop Pee Wee Reese, who doubled up a surprised Gil McDougald at first base to preserve the Dodger lead and the World Series win, 2-0 over the Bronx Bombers. Nucking Futs.
On December 31 in Baseball History... 1897 - Charles H. Ebbets, team treasurer, purchased controlling interest of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1914 - Ban Johnson's efforts to strengthen the New York Yankees succeed when he arranges the purchase of the team by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston for $460,000. The new owners will name longtime Detroit pitcher Bill Donovan as manager. 1918 - Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager following the team's skid to fifth place. Gleason will win the American League pennant as a rookie skipper, but it will be tarnished by the improprieties of eight members of the Black Sox in the 1919 World Series. 1949 - The 1940's came to a close without any new ML ballparks being built. No parks were built between 1939 (Cleveland) and 1953 (Milwaukee). 1962 - The state of Ohio withdraws a suit against the Reds when owner Bill DeWitt agrees in writing that the club will stay in Cincinnati for ten years. 1966 - After 15 seasons with the Braves in 3 different cities, Eddie ...
Today is the birthday of Roy Campanella, born in 1921, played mainly as a catcher for the *** League and the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948-1957, eight time All-Star, 1955 World Series champion, Hall of Fame 1969, nicknamed “Campy.” An automobile accident in 1958 left him wheelchair bound for the rest of his life.
On This Day In Baseball History: 1887 - The National League meets and officially recognizes the Brotherhood by meeting with a committee of three players, Monte Ward, Ned Hanlon, and Dan Brouthers. 1892 - National League magnates conclude a four-day meeting in Chicago where they agree to shorten the 1893 schedule to 132 games and drop the double championship concept. They also pledge to continue to reduce player salaries and other team expenses. 1903 - Chicago Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker tells an interviewer that it is "impossible to fix" a Major League Baseball game. 1913 - Future Hall of Famer Wilbert Robinson is named as the Brooklyn Dodgers' new manager in replacement of Bill Dahlen. The Dodgers will become known as the "Robins" in honor of their new skipper. Robinson will compile a 1375-1341 (.506) record during his 18-year tenure in Brooklyn, twice taking the team to the World Series. 1927 - A group led by Alva Bradley and John Sherwin buys the Cleveland Indians. 1933 - The Pittsburgh Pirates send Adam ...
On This Day In Baseball History: 1911 - Fred Merkle's 10th-inning sacrifice fly scores Larry Doyle to give the New York Giants a 4 - 3 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series. The victory cuts the Athletics lead in the Series to 3-2. 1927 - Heinie Groh retires after being released by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He signs to manage in the minors. 1937 - Casey Stengel is signed as the new manager of the Boston Bees. 1943 - Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher signs his 1944 contract, which calls for a base salary of $20,000 plus $5,000 for every 100,000 fans over 600,000. 1955 - Baseball great Branch Rickey steps down as General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and moves into an advisory role. Joe L. Brown, son of actor Joe E. Brown, replaces him. 1956 - Chicago White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns and will be replaced by Al Lopez. 1960 - The Houston Colt .45s announce that the team has hired Gabe Paul as General Manager. Paul will clash with majority owner Roy Hofheinz and will leave the ...
Ok, I'm going to get killed for this but I didn't see any bragging Yankees posts today! But seriously, as a former Brooklyn Dodgers fan, a current METS fan and a Red Sox fan when the Red Sox don't play the METS (we were at the 6th game of the '86 World Series and our marriage survived--Bruce is a fanatic Red Sox fan) I feel your pain.
I would like to end this baseball season, as a Yankee fan, by thanking the New York Yankees for a wonderful ride into the playoffs.I enjoyed every game of the season and look forward to seeing Mo and the Captain and the rest of the Yankees reporting to spring training again..Born in Brooklyn, a Dodger fan, we would always say at the end of every baseball season, when our Brooklyn Dodgers never made it to the World Series, "WAIT'LL NEXT YEAR"...God Bless all Yankee fans, and God Bless the New York Yankees, the greatest franchise in Sports History !!!
Factoid of the day: This date in 1956, Don Larsen throws the only Perfect Game ( still to date ) in World Series history, against the Brooklyn Dodgers...with that being said...Andrew Eugene Pettitte takes the mound for ALDS game 2...lets do this!
This Date in Louisiana Sports (4) October 8, 1949 – Dr. Brown is Yankees’ Mr. Clutch - Bobby Brown’s triple with the bases loaded was the difference as the New York Yankees edged the Brooklyn Dodgers, 6-4, in Game 4 of the World Series. The former Tulane medical student had six hits in 12 at-bats during the ’49 Series. October 8, 1982 – New Orleans honors Archie Manning - The City Council of New Orleans proclaimed the day as “Archie Manning Day.” The former Saints’ quarterback had been traded to the Houston Oilers three weeks earlier. Manning was available to receive the honor because the NFL players were on strike at the time. The popular gentleman from Ole Miss was besieged by friends and well-wishers. October 8, 1988 – LSU rocks Auburn in “earthquake game” - LSU drove 75 yards in 15 plays, climaxing with a Tommy Hodson 11-yard touchdown toss to Eddie Fuller, to defeat Auburn, 7-6. The score came with 1:41 remaining in the game. Until the final drive, the Tigers had netted ...
85 years ago today, on 9/30/1927, Babe Ruth became the first MLB player to hit 60 Home Runs in a season, setting a record that would stand until 1961. Exactly 20 years later, on 9/30/1947, the World Series was televised for the first time, with the New York Yankees defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers. I mention these 2 events to divert my thoughts from the Chicago Cubs' 99 losses through 9/30/2012.
In this History Rewind video clip, take a step back in time to when the New York Yankees played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series. Watch actual video footage of the games in the series.
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As a player, Leo Durocher was known as a light-hitting, slick-fielding infielder who managed to fashion a 20 year, four team (New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers) career that included two World Series appearances (1928 and 1934). It was as a manager, however, that Durocher truly left an indelible mark on the game. Over a span of 34 years and four teams (1939-1973), Durocher managed a total of 22 seasons with a passion for winning perhaps unequaled in baseball history. Though remembered best for three things (coining the phrase "Nice guys finish last," recognizing and cultivating the immense talents of Willie Mays, and managing the Giants to the 1954 World Series Championship), Durocher will go down in baseball lore as a fierce competitor who richly deserved his nomination to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.
Congratulations to Dodgers LEGENDARY broadcaster Vin Scully! He will be returning next season for his 64th season behind the mic. It's always a joy listening to this man call a game. In 1950 he joined another legend, Red Barber and Connie Desmond in the booth to call games for the Brooklyn Dodgers. We Mets fans will never forget his legendary call in game 6 of the '86 World Series, "Little roller up along first, behind the bag IT GETS THROUGH BUCKNER, IN COMES KNIGHT AND THE METS WIN IT!!!"
This is LIGHT: The second Puerto Rican to play in the Major Leagues was outfielder Luis Olmo, who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1943. In 1949 he earned a World Series ring... "Olmo is as OLMO does."
In 1950,Vin Scully joined Red Barber and Connie Desmond on the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio and television network.When Barber got into a dispute with lead World Series sponsor,Gillette, in 1953.Scully replaced him in the Fall Classic.At age 25,he became the youngest man to do a World Series game.
On September 26, 1908, Ed Reulbach, pitching for the Chicago Cubs, pitched a double header against the Brooklyn Dodgers. He pitched the entire 9 innings of both games and won them both. Both games were shutouts! He pitched 18 innings in one day and allowed no runs! The Cubs won the World Series that year. It was the last time the Cubs won the World Series.
I upgraded my cable package tonight to see the Giants @ the Dodgers. What a pleasant surprise to listen to the Hall of Fame play-by-play Dodger announcer Vin Scully. He's 84 and he has had that job since 1950. He is who I listened to on the radio in Edinburg, TX when, as a Little Leaguer, my Brooklyn Dodgers finally won the World Series in 1955.
Today is April 15th, the day we celebrate Jack Roosevelt Robinson's first appearance in a Brooklyn Dodgers' uniform in 1947. In 1955 I was 9 years old and growing up in Tullahoma, TN and just beginning to pay attention to what was going on in the world. I was conscious enough to understand the baseball team from Brooklyn had Jackie Robinson playing for them and that this was a "BIG deal," although I don't remember what words I would have used to verbalize this. When the 1955 World Series started that October, I was cheering for "dem Bums," as I later learned was how their fans lovingly referred to them. By 1955 Jackie's skills had diminished, but he was surrounded by a strong team including Carl Furillo, Duke Snider, the redoubtable "Pee Wee" Reese, Carl Erskine, and Gil Hodges (long overdue for the Baseball Hall of Fame). By then the Dodgers had several Black players, Roy (Campy) Campanella, Don Newcombe, Jim (Junior) Gilliam (from Nashville), Sandy Amoros, and Joe Black. They played their subway rivals, ...
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