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Yankees vs Brooklyn 1953 World Series Yankees vs Brooklyn 1953 World Series

1953 World Series, New York Yankees vs the Brooklyn Dodgers

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The New York Yankees went 99-52 in 1953 and coasted to their fifth straight pennant. The Cleveland Indians ended 2nd for the third year in-a-row, 8 1/2 games behind the Yankees. The Yankees faced the Brooklyn Dodgers who won a club record 105 games.

The Bronx Bombers showed their power winning the opener and in Game 2, Billy Martin tied the game in the 7th inning with a homer, and won as Mickey Mantle hit a game winning 2-run homer in the 8th.

The Dodgers won game three on Roy Campanella's HR and evened the series as Duke Snider drove in 4 runs with two doubles and a homer in Game 4.

Game 5, the New York Yankees exploded for 4 more home runs including a grand-slam by Mickey Mantle. The Yankees took the final game on Billy Martin's game winning single in the last of the ninth, it was Billy 12th hit, a new record for a six game series. Martin batted .500 for the series. The series victory for manager Casey Stengel's New York Yankees was their 5th consecutive World Championship.

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Opening Day Lineups 1953 World Series

Brooklyn Dodgers:

Junior Gilliam 2B (.278)... Pee Wee Reese SS (.271)... Duke Snider CF (.336)... Jackie Robinson LF (.329)... Roy Campanella C (.312)... Gil Hodges 1B (.302)... Carl Furillo RF (.344)... Billy Cox 3B (.291) Carl Erskine P (20-6)

New York Yankees:

Gil McDougald 3B (.285)... Joe Collins 1B (.269)... Hank Bauer RF (.304)... Yogi Berra C (.297)... MIckey Mantle CF (.295)... Gene Woodling LF (.306)... Billy Martin 2B (.257)... Phil Rizzuto SS (.271)... Allie Reynolds P (13-7)

Duke Snider

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