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2000s For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005 • 2004
2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000 The 2008 World Series will be the 104th edition of Major League Baseballs championship series between the National League and American League champions. ... Dates: October 24 – October 28, 2007 MVP: Mike Lowell Television: FOX (U.S.), RSN (Canada), NASN (Europe), ESPN Latin America Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Ed Montague, Laz Díaz, Ted Barrett, Chuck Meriwether, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly[1] ALCS: Boston Red Sox def. ... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1] Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Márquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on... Dates: October 22, 2005–October 26, 2005 MVP: Jermaine Dye (Chicago) Television: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez ALCS: Chicago White Sox over Los Angeles Angels (4-1) NLCS: Houston Astros over St. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... Dates October 18, 2003–October 25, 2003 MVP Josh Beckett (Florida) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Randy Marsh, Tim Welke, Larry Young, Ed Rapuano, Jeff Kellogg, Gary Darling The 2003 World Series marked the 99th baseball World Series event. ... Dates October 19, 2002–October 27, 2002 MVP Troy Glaus (Anaheim) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Jerry Crawford, Mike Reilly, Tim McClelland, Tim Tschida, Mike Winters, Angel Hernandez The 2002 World Series featured the Anaheim Angels (American League) and the San Francisco Giants (National League... Dates October 27, 2001–November 4, 2001 MVP Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling (Arizona) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Steve Rippley, Dana DeMuth, Dale Scott, Mark Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, Ed Rapuano The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and... Dates October 21, 2000–October 26, 2000 MVP Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg MTA logo for the 2000 Subway Series. ...

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
(1994) • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York... Dates October 17, 1998–October 21, 1998 MVP Scott Brosius (New York) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Rich Garcia (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Tim Tschida (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL), Dale Scott (AL), Mark Hirschbeck (NL) The 1998 World Series matched the New York... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... fuck you u cock sucking ballin fucking bitch nuggett jew bag. ... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second... Dates October 17, 1992–October 24, 1992 MVP Pat Borders (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Jerry Crawford (NL), Mike Reilly (AL), Joe West (NL), John Shulock (AL), Bob Davidson (NL), Dan Morrison (AL) The 1992 World Series was the first... Dates October 19, 1991–October 27, 1991 MVP Jack Morris (Minnesota) Television network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Tim McCarver Umpires Don Denkinger (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Drew Coble (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Rick Reed (AL), Ed Montague (NL) The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67... Dates: October 16, 1990–October 20, 1990 MVP: Jose Rijo (Cincinnati) Television: CBS Announcers: Jack Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Frank Pulli (NL), Ted Hendry (AL), Jim Quick (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Larry Barnett (AL: Games 1 and 2), Bruce Froemming (NL: Games 3 and 4) ALCS...

1980s

1989 • 1988 • 1987 • 1986 • 1985
1984 • 1983 • 1982 • 1981 • 1980 Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... Dates: October 19 – October 27 MVP: Bret Saberhagen (Kansas City) Television: ABC Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Umpires: Don Denkinger (AL), Billy Williams (NL), Jim McKean (AL), Bob Engel (NL), John Shulock (AL), Jim Quick (NL) ALCS: Kansas City Royals over Toronto Blue Jays (4-3... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... Dates: October 11 – October 16 MVP: Rick Dempsey (Baltimore) Television: ABC Announcers: Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Al Clark (AL), Frank Pulli (NL), Steve Palermo (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL) ALCS: Baltimore Orioles over Chicago White Sox (3-1) NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... haha ...

1970s

1979 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976 • 1975
1974 • 1973 • 1972 • 1971 • 1970 Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Dates: October 13 – October 21 MVP: Reggie Jackson (Oakland) Television: NBC Announcers: Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, Monte Moore and Lindsey Nelson Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Jerry Neudecker (AL), Paul Pryor (NL), Russ Goetz (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics over Baltimore Orioles (3-2) NLCS: New... The 1972 World Series sent the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in a matchup of what were to become the two premier MLB dynasties of the 1970s. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ...

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ...

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champions, the New York Yankees (American League), playing against the Milwaukee Braves (National League). ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ...

1940s

1949 • 1948 • 1947 • 1946 • 1945
1944 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 • 1940 The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games for their second defeat of the Dodgers in three years, and the 12th championship in team history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ...

1930s

1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 • 1935
1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930 The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. ... The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in 6 games to earn their fifth championship. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... The St. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. ...

1920s

1929 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 • 1925
1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920 In the 1929 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ... In the 1928 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the St. ... In the 1927 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in four big games. ... In the 1926 World Series, the St. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... Dates: October 4–October 10, 1924 MVP: none selected Television: N/A TV announcers: N/A Radio network: {{{radio_network}}} radio announcers: {{{radio_announcers}}} Umpires: Tommy Connolly (AL), Bill Klem (NL), Bill Dinneen (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL) Future Hall of Famers: Senators: Goose Goslin, Bucky Harris (p/mgr), Walter Johnson, Sam Rice. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ...

1910s

1919 • 1918 • 1917 • 1916 • 1915
1914 • 1913 • 1912 • 1911 • 1910 Dates: October 1–October 9, 1919 MVP: none selected Television: N/A TV announcers: N/A Radio network: {{{radio_network}}} radio announcers: {{{radio_announcers}}} Umpires: Cy Rigler (NL), Billy Evans (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL), Dick Nallin (AL) Future Hall of Famers: Reds: Edd Roush. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ...

1900s

1909 • 1908 • 1907 • 1906
1905 • (1904) • 1903 The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ...

The 1959 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers beating the American League champion Chicago White Sox, four games to two. It was the first pennant for the White Sox in 40 years (since the 1919 Black Sox Scandal). They would have to wait until 2005 to win another championship. The Dodgers won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a best-of-three-games pennant playoff. It was the Dodger's second championship in five years and the first in Los Angeles, and marked the first Championship for a West Coast team. And it was the first ever World Series in which no pitcher for either team pitched a complete game. The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... Not to be confused with the Baltimore Black Sox of the Negro Leagues. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... A one-game playoff or pennant playoff is a tiebreaker in certain American professional sports, to determine which of two teams, tied in the final standings, will qualify for a post-season tournament. ...


Vin Scully remarked at the beginning of the official World Series film, "What a change of scenery!" This was the first Series since 1948 in which no Series games were played in New York City, breaking the streak of what documentary filmmaker Ken Burns called "The Capital of Baseball" during the 1950s. The Yankees won the A.L. pennant every year from 1949 through 1964, except for 1954, when the Cleveland Indians finished first, and 1959 when the White Sox finished first. Al Lopez was the manager of both these teams. For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American director and producer of documentary films known for his style of making use of original prints and photographs. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Alfonso Ramon Lopez (August 20, 1908 – October 30, 2005) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball and the son of immigrants from Asturias, Spain who went to Cuba, then settled in Tampas Spanish-speaking Ybor City section. ...


The Dodgers found an unlikely hero in Chuck Essegian, who hit only 1 home run in 1959 and had only 6 in his career to that point, set a World Series record with two pinch hit home runs.


Games 3, 4 and 5 were:

  • The first World Series games 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 game (Game 5 drew 92,206 fans, a major league record as of 2006);

Larry Sherry of the Dodgers was the fifth pitcher in Series history to win the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. Sherry, who had been born with club feet, finished all four games the Dodgers won, winning two and saving two. His brother Norm was the Dodgers' backup catcher. The previous winning pitchers were: For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Clubfoot A clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus[1] (TEV), is a birth defect. ...

Ted Kluszewski played for the losing "Pale Hose", but still managed to drive in a World Series record ten runs, and became the first player to have double-digit RBI totals for any length Series.[citation needed] John Joseph Johnny Podres (born September 30, 1932 in Witherbee, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1953-55, 1957-67); Detroit Tigers (1966-67), and San Diego Padres (1969). ... Donald James Larsen (born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for 14 seasons. ... Lew Burdette, born Selva Lewis Burdette, Jr. ... Robert Lee Turley (born September 19, 1930) (known as Bullet Bob) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Theodore Bernard (Big Klu) Kluszewski (born September 10, 1924 — died March 29, 1988), was a Major League first baseman from 1947 to 1961. ...


The Dodgers became the second team to win a World Series after relocating (the 1957 Milwaukee Braves being the first). The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


Records: Los Angeles Dodgers (W: 88, L: 68, Pct: .564, GA: - †) - Chicago White Sox (W: 94, L: 60, Pct: .610, GA: 5) Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The...


† Won a best-of-three game playoff over the Milwaukee Braves, September 28th (3-2) and September 29th (6-5)


Managers: Al Lopez (Chicago), Walt Alston (Los Angeles) Alfonso Ramon Lopez (August 20, 1908 – October 30, 2005) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball and the son of immigrants from Asturias, Spain who went to Cuba, then settled in Tampas Spanish-speaking Ybor City section. ... Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 - October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player and manager. ...


Umpires: Bill Summers (AL), Frank Dascoli (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL), Frank Secory (NL), Johnny Rice (AL: outfield only), Hal Dixon (NL: outfield only) William Reed Summers (November 10, 1895 - September 12, 1966) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1933 to 1959. ... Frank Edward Secory (August 24, 1912 - April 7, 1995) was an American left fielder and umpire in Major League Baseball who played 186 games from 1940 to 1946 for the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs. ...


Series MVP: Larry Sherry (Los Angeles) Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ...


Television: NBC (Jack Brickhouse and Vin Scully announcing) This article is about the television network. ... Jack Brickhouse (January 24, 1916 - August 6, 1998) was an American sports broadcast announcer. ... For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ...

Contents

Summary

NL Los Angeles Dodgers (4) vs. AL Chicago White Sox (2) Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The...

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

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Matchups

Game 1

October 1, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...


Historic Comiskey Park is host to its first World Series in 40 years as Game 1 unfolds and Early Wynn opposes Roger Craig. After scoring twice in the first inning, the Sox pound across seven runs in the third and two more in the 4th on two titanic home runs by first baseman Ted Kluszewski. White Sox bang the ball all over the park and rout the Dodgers 11-0.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Chicago (A) 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 x 11 11 0
W: Early Wynn (1-0)   L: Roger Craig (0-1)   S: Gerry Staley (1)
HR: CWSTed Kluszewski (1, 2)

Early Wynn Jr. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Theodore Bernard (Big Klu) Kluszewski (born September 10, 1924 — died March 29, 1988), was a Major League first baseman from 1947 to 1961. ...

Game 2

October 2, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...


Game 2 features Bob Shaw vs. Johnny Podres. Again the Sox jump out to a quick 2-0 lead and hold it until the fifth when Charlie Neal homers for the first Dodger run of the series. During that home run, White Sox's leftfielder Al Smith got an unexpected beer shower. With the game tied 2-2 in the sixth, Neal hits his second home run odf the day to put the Dodgers ahead for the first time, 4-2. During a Sox uprisiong in the eighth against Larry Sherry, Al Smith doubles to left with two men on, however in the bonehead paly of the series, Sherm Lollar is out by a mile at the plate trying to score, and the Dodgers still lead. Its the turning point of the series, as Sherry closes the door in the ninth to wrap up a save and give the win to Podres. Alfred Emanuel Al Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was Governor of New York, and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. ...

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

John Joseph Johnny Podres (born September 30, 1932 in Witherbee, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1953-55, 1957-67); Detroit Tigers (1966-67), and San Diego Padres (1969). ... Bob Shaw (December 31, 1931 - February 12, 1996) was a British science fiction author and fan. ... Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Charles Lenard Neal was a MLB player and was born on January 30, 1931 in Longview, Texas. ... Charles Abraham (Chuck) Essegian, Jr. ...

Game 3

October 4, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


The three games in the Los Angeles Coliseum drew World Series record crowds that will never be equalled. It's Dick Donovan vs. Don Drysdale in Game 3 and both pitchers throw goose eggs through six, Donovan giving up only 1 hit! However, Donovan's control desertss him in the 7th and with the bases loaded, Carl Furillo bats against reliever Staley and singles in two runs to put the Dodgers in front. After drysdale gives up a run in the 8th, Sherry comes in to relieve and shuts down the Sox as the Dodgers win, 3-1. Carl Anthony Furillo (March 8, 1922 - January 21, 1989) was an American Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played his entire career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 0
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 3 5 0
W: Don Drysdale (1-0)  L: Dick Donovan (0-1) )   S: Larry Sherry (2)

Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... James Edward Preston Muddock also known as Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock, and Dick Donovan, born May 28, 1842, died January 23, 1934. ... Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ...

Game 4

October 5, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 10 3
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 x 5 9 0
W: Larry Sherry (1-0)  L: Gerry Staley (0-1) )
HR: CWSSherm Lollar (1)    LADGil Hodges (1)

Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... John Sherman Lollar (August 23, 1924 - September 24, 1977) was a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1946), New York Yankees (1947-1948), St. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Game 5

October 6, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...

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

Bob Shaw (December 31, 1931 - February 12, 1996) was a British science fiction author and fan. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... James Edward Preston Muddock also known as Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock, and Dick Donovan, born May 28, 1842, died January 23, 1934. ...

Game 6

October 8, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 13 0
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
W: Larry Sherry (2-0)   L: Early Wynn (1-1)
HR: LADDuke Snider (1), Wally Moon (1), Chuck Essegian(2) CWSTed Kluszewski (3)

Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Early Wynn Jr. ... Duke Sniders number 4 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 Edwin Donald Duke Snider (born September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, California), nicknamed The Silver Fox, is a former Major League baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles... Wallace Wade Moon (born April 3, 1930 in Bay, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Charles Abraham (Chuck) Essegian, Jr. ... Theodore Bernard (Big Klu) Kluszewski (born September 10, 1924 — died March 29, 1988), was a Major League first baseman from 1947 to 1961. ...

Composite Box

1959 World Series (4-2): Los Angeles Dodgers (N.L.) over Chicago White Sox (A.L.) Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 6 6 1 0 5 2 1 21 53 4
Chicago White Sox 4 0 7 6 0 0 4 2 0 23 52 4
Total Attendance: 420,784   Average Attendance: 70,131
Winning Player’s Share: – $11,231   Losing Player’s Share – $7,275

Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The...

Quote

After the Dodgers lost the first game in Comiskey Park by a lopsided score, one fan was heard to yell at them, "You ain't playin' the Braves now, ya bums!" Of course the White Sox found out they weren't playing the Washington Senators, either. (Source: Paul Zimmerman, The Los Angeles Dodgers, 1960.) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Paul Lionel Zimmerman (born October 23, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), known to many fans as Dr. Z, is an American football sportswriter who currently writes for the weekly magazine Sports Illustrated. ...


Reference(s)

Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 275-280)


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