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[edit] 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers / Franchise: Los Angeles Dodgers / BR Team Page

Record: 100-54, Finished 1st in National League (1941 NL)

Won NL Pennant

Managed by Leo Durocher

Ballpark: Ebbets Field

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

The 1941 Dodgers were a sensation, winning 100 games. They won the pennant for the first time in 21 years, and led the league in attendance. In the race for the National League pennant, they beat the 1941 Cardinals by only 2 1/2 games, but everyone else by at least 12 games.

Dolph Camilli was the slugging star with 34 home runs and 120 RBI, winning the MVP award. Pete Reiser, only 22, led the league in batting average, slugging, and runs scored. Regulars included Hall of Famers Billy Herman, Joe Medwick, and youngster Pee Wee Reese.

The pitching staff featured a pair of 22-game winners, Kirby Higbe and Whit Wyatt. Freddie Fitzsimmons, at age 39, posted a record of 6-1 with an ERA of 2.07.

[edit] World Series

Main article: 1941 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 3 October 1 Yankee Stadium 68,540
2 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 2 October 2 Yankee Stadium 66,248
3 Yankees – 2, Dodgers – 1 October 4 Ebbets Field 33,100
4 Yankees – 7, Dodgers – 4 October 5 Ebbets Field 33,813
5 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 1 October 6 Ebbets Field 34,072

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