• 1950
    World Series: Recap
    The New York Yankees' pitching held the Philadelphia Phillies to six runs in four games en route to a sweep of the 1950 World Series. The first three games were decided by one run, before the Yankees clinched the Series with a comfortable 5-2 decision in Game Four. The Phillies were hamstrung by the
    NYA vs. PHI
  • 1949
    World Series: Recap
    History was made in the ninth inning of Game Five at Ebbets Field when the lights were turned on, making this the first World Series contest to finish under the lights. The first scheduled World Series night game would not be played for another 22 years. The Yankees prevailed in five games, kicking
    NYA vs. BRO
  • 1948
    World Series: Recap
    The only World Series from 1947-58 not to feature one New York team came within a playoff game of becoming the only all-Boston World Series. However, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox in a one-game playoff for the American League crown, then knocked off the Boston Braves in six games
    CLE vs. BS1
  • 1947
    World Series: Recap
    In the first World Series involving an African-Amereican player after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, the New York Yankees outlasted the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games under the direction of Manager Bucky Harris, who hadn't won the World Series since leading the Washington Senators to thei
    NYA vs. BRO
  • 1946
    World Series: Recap
    The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in seven games, winning Game Seven, 4-3, in the bottom of the eighth inning on one of the most memorable plays in baseball history. With two outs, Enos Slaughter scored all the way from first on Harry Walker's double to left-center, giving the Card
    SLN vs. BOS
  • 1945
    World Series: Recap
    The 1945 World Series in which the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs has been described in many ways -- few of them flattering The Tigers' Paul Richards drove in four runs, leading the Tigers to a 9-2 Series-clinching win in Game Seven. This was the last Series in which many of baseball's bet
    DET vs. CHN
  • 1944
    World Series: Recap
    Often called baseball's lowest point, 1944's "St. Louis Showdown" was the third World Series in history in which both teams had the same home field. The talent pool was so thinned by players called to serve in World War Two that the Browns actually used a disabled player, one-armed Pete Gray. The Ca
    SLN vs. SLA
  • 1943
    World Series: Recap
    Roster on both teams were depleted by military service as the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals engaged in a rematch of the 1942 Series won by the Cardinals. This time the Yankees turned the tables, preavailing in five games despite the presence of St. Louis pitchers Howie Poller, Max Lanier
    NYA vs. SLN
  • 1942
    World Series: Recap
    Johnny Beazley (2-0) paced a stellar performance by the St. Louis Cardinals' pitching staff as the Redbirds closed out the New York Yankees in five games to capture their first World Series championship since 1934. New York's Red Ruffing carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of the Yankees' Gam
    SLN vs. NYA
  • 1941
    World Series: Recap
    Four New York Yankees' pitchers had one win apiece in the first of seven Subway Series between the Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers before the Dogers left for Los Angeles. The Series was all square after two games but the Yankees won the last three for their ninth World Championship.
    NYA vs. BRO
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