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  • 1960
    World Series: Recap
    The Pirates lost two games by a combined score of 22-0 -- yet won their first World Series title since 1925 on Bill Mazeroski's ninth-inning Game Seven walk-off home run, the first of two in Series history. The Yanks were left to ponder how they could outscore the Pirates, 55-27, and lose.
    PIT vs. NYA
  • 1959
    World Series: Recap
    The White Sox won their first American League title since the 1919 Black Sox Scandal but the Cinderella story came to an end as the Dodgers became the first West Coast team to claim the World Series crown, four games to two. The Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Braves in a playoff series, two games to
    LAN vs. CHA
  • 1958
    World Series: Recap
    The defending champion Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees reprised their 1957 World Series only this time the Yankees prevailed in seven games, joining the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates as the only team to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven series. The Yankees scored four runs in t
    NYA vs. ML1
  • 1957
    World Series: Recap
    The Milwaukee Braves, who moved from Boston in 1953, became the first franchise to win the World Series after relocating, toppling the defending champion New York Yankees in seven games. Lew Burdette pitched three complete-game victories for the Braves, including a seven-hit 5-0 shutout in Game Seve
    ML1 vs. NYA
  • 1956
    World Series: Recap
    Above all else, the 1956 World Series is best remembered for Yankees' pitcher Don Larsen's perfect game in Game Five, the only one in World Series history. The third of five consecutive complete games by New York pitchers, Larsen needed only two hours and six minutes to complete the gem that gave th
    NYA vs. BRO
  • 1955
    World Series: Recap
    The Dodgers' storied history was missing one element -- a World Series Championship. That changed in 1955 as the Dodgers knocked off New York in seven games. Dodgers' pitcher Johnny Podres, who won Games Three and Seven (a 2-0 shutot) and had a 1.00 Series ERA, became the first official MVP in World
    BRO vs. NYA
  • 1954
    World Series: Recap
    After winning an American League record 111 games, the Cleveland Indians' World Series experience was anything but pleasant as they were swept out in four games by the New York Giants. Willie Mays' iconic over-the-shoulder running catch of Vic Wertz's deep drive in Game One remains the lasting image
    NYP vs. CLE
  • 1953
    World Series: Recap
    In the midst of the most dominant stretch in franchise history, the New York Yankees toppled the Brooklyn Dodgers in six games for their fifth consecutive World Series Championship -- a mark that remains unequalled. Future Yankees' manager Billy Martin's 12th hit of the Series drove in Hank Bauer in
    NYA vs. BRO
  • 1952
    World Series: Recap
    The New York Yankees won their fourth straight World Series crown by outlasting the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games -- the third time in six years they had defeated the Dodgers. Mickey Mantle hit the first of his World Series record 18 home runs in Game Six. In Game Seven, a tense 4-2 Yankees' win,
    NYA vs. BRO
  • 1951
    World Series: Recap
    The New York Yankees knocked off the New York Giants in six games in a Series that represented a changing of the guard in New York. It was the last Series for Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio and the first for two precocious rookie center fielders, the Yankees' Mickey Mantle and the Giants' Willie Mays. T
    NYA vs. NY1
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