1953 World Series

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1953 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Casey Stengel 99–52, .656, GA: 8 12
Brooklyn Dodgers (2) Chuck Dressen 105–49, .682, GA: 13
Dates: October 1–5
Television: NBC
TV announcers: Mel Allen and Vin Scully
Radio: Mutual
Radio announcers: Al Helfer and Gene Kelly
Umpires: Bill Grieve (AL), Bill Stewart (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL), Artie Gore (NL), Hank Soar (AL: outfield only), Frank Dascoli (NL: outfield only)
Hall of Famers: Yankees: Casey Stengel (mgr.), Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, Phil Rizutto.
Dodgers: Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Dick Williams‡.
‡ elected as a manager.
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The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the fourth such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons. The Yankees won in six games for their fifth straight title—a mark which has not been equalled—and their sixteenth overall. Billy Martin recorded his 12th hit of the Series scoring Hank Bauer in Game 6.

Broadcaster Vin Scully took over Red Barber's spot for the series due to a salary dispute. At the age of 25, Scully became the youngest man to broadcast a World Series game (a record that stands to this day).

Summary[edit]

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 September 30 Brooklyn Dodgers – 5, New York Yankees – 9 Yankee Stadium (I) 3:10 69,734[1]
2 October 1 Brooklyn Dodgers – 2, New York Yankees – 4 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:42 66,786[2] 
3 October 2 New York Yankees – 2, Brooklyn Dodgers – 3 Ebbets Field 3:00 35,270[3] 
4 October 3 New York Yankees – 3, Brooklyn Dodgers – 7 Ebbets Field 2:46 36,775[4] 
5 October 4 New York Yankees – 11, Brooklyn Dodgers – 7 Ebbets Field 3:02 36,775[5] 
6 October 5 Brooklyn Dodgers – 3, New York Yankees – 4 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:55 62,370[6]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Wednesday, September 30, 1953 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 5 12 2
New York 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 X 9 12 0
WP: Johnny Sain (1–0)   LP: Clem Labine (0–1)
Home runs:
BRO: Jim Gilliam (1), Gil Hodges (1), George Shuba (1)
NYY: Yogi Berra (1), Joe Collins (1)

Game 2[edit]

Thursday, October 1, 1953 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 X 4 5 0
WP: Eddie Lopat (1–0)   LP: Preacher Roe (0–1)
Home runs:
BRO: None
NYY: Billy Martin (1), Mickey Mantle (1)

Game 3[edit]

Friday, October 2, 1953 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 X 3 9 0
WP: Carl Erskine (1–0)   LP: Vic Raschi (0–1)
Home runs:
NYY: None
BRO: Roy Campanella (1)

Although the Yankees won the Series, Brooklyn had at least one shining moment, as pitcher Carl Erskine set a new Series record by striking out 14 Yankees in Game 3. That broke Howard Ehmke's 1929 record by one. Ersk's record would stand until Sandy Koufax got 15 in 1963.

In that same game, Yogi Berra was hit twice by Erskine, making him the first American League player in World Series history to be a hit-batsman twice during the same game.

Game 4[edit]

Saturday, October 3, 1953 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
Brooklyn 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 X 7 12 0
WP: Billy Loes (1–0)   LP: Whitey Ford (0–1)   Sv: Clem Labine (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Gil McDougald (1)
BRO: Duke Snider (1)

Game 5[edit]

Sunday, October 4, 1953 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 5 0 0 0 3 1 1 11 11 1
Brooklyn 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 7 14 1
WP: Jim McDonald (1–0)   LP: Johnny Podres (0–1)   Sv: Allie Reynolds (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Gene Woodling (1), Mickey Mantle (2), Billy Martin (2), Gil McDougald (2)
BRO: Billy Cox (1), Jim Gilliam (2)

Game 6[edit]

Monday, October 5, 1953 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 8 3
New York 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 0
WP: Allie Reynolds (1–0)   LP: Clem Labine (0–2)
Home runs:
BRO: Carl Furillo (1)
NYY: None

Down 3–1 in the ninth, Brooklyn rallied back on a Duke Snider walk and a Carl Furillo homer. However, Yankee second baseman Billy Martin—who made a game-saving catch in Game 7 of the 1952 World Series—again ruined the Dodgers' dreams of a championship. In the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on second base, Martin drilled a Clem Labine sinker up the middle for a game-winning RBI single.

Aftermath[edit]

Dropping their seventh Series without a victory, the Dodgers terminated manager Chuck Dressen's contract; Dressen was demanding two more years. Walter Alston took his place and managed the Dodgers for the next 23 seasons (1954–1976), leading them to four World Series championships in 1955, 1959, 1963, and 1965 before being replaced by Tommy Lasorda who would manage the team for twenty years himself (1976-1996). Lasorda would lead the Dodgers to a pair of World Series championships in 1981 and 1988.

Composite box[edit]

1953 World Series (4–2): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 8 1 5 0 4 0 5 7 3 33 56 1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 1 0 3 3 7 2 5 3 27 64 7
Total attendance: 307,710   Average attendance: 51,285
Winning player's share: $8,281   Losing player's share: $6,178[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1953 World Series Game 1 - Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1953 World Series Game 2 - Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1953 World Series Game 3 - New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1953 World Series Game 4 - New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1953 World Series Game 5 - New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "1953 World Series Game 6 - Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  7. ^ "World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 14, 2009. 

References[edit]

  • Cohen, Richard M.; Neft, David S. (1990). The World Series: Complete Play-By-Play of Every Game, 1903–1989. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 245–249. ISBN 0-312-03960-3. 
  • Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). MacMillian Publishing. p. 2161. ISBN 0-02-579010-2. 

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