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1949 World Series (4-1)

New York Yankees (97-57, AL) vs. Brooklyn Dodgers (97-57, NL)

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. This victory would start a record run of five consecutive World Series championships by the Yankees.

History was made in the 9th inning of Game 5, when the Ebbets Field lights were turned on, making it the first World Series game finished under artificial lights. The first scheduled Series night game would not be held until 1971.

Records: New York Yankees (W: 97, L: 57, Pct: .630, GA: 1) - Brooklyn Dodgers (W: 97, L: 57, Pct: .630, GA: 1)

Managers: Casey Stengel (New York), Burt Shotton (Brooklyn)

Umpires: Cal Hubbard (AL), Beans Reardon (NL), Art Passarella (AL), Lou Jorda (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL: outfield only), George Barr (NL: outfield only)

Television: NBC (Jim Britt announcing)

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AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (1)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYY-BRO)

Attendance
1 October 5 Brooklyn Dodgers 0 New York Yankees 1 1-0 66,224
2 October 6 Brooklyn Dodgers 1 New York Yankees 0 1-1 70,053
3 October 7 New York Yankees 4 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 2-1 32,788
4 October 8 New York Yankees 6 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 3-1 33,934
5 October 9 New York Yankees 10 Brooklyn Dodgers 6 4-1 33,711

[edit] Further Reading

  • Sol Gittleman: Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
  • David S. Neft and Richard M. Cohen: The World Series, 1st ed., St Martins Press, New York, NY, 1990, pp. 225-229.

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