March Thru History II, 1955

New York Yankees - 1955 World Series Champion


The New York Yankees won Back to Back World Series Championships in impressive fashion. After Sweeping the Indians for the American League Pennant, the Yankee bats continued to be on fire, beating the mighty Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 1.
The Yankees opened the series with an impressive 6-3 win behind the pitching of Whitey Ford. Series MVP Bill Skowron scored 3 runs, crushing 2 Home Runs in the victory. Skowron finished the series batting .412 with a 2.059 OPS, with 3 Doubles and 3 Home Runs. Jackie Jensen led the way in and 8-6 game 2 victory, driving in 5, with 1 double and 1 HR.
The Dodgers got their only win in game 3 when Snider scored the game winning run in the 9th inning on a single by Campanella. Gil Hodges led the hitting for the Dodgers, batting .381 with a .952 OPS.
The Yankees took game 4 behind the 3 hit shutout pitching of Vic Raschi, and the 4 for 4 hitting by Skowron. The Yankees then closed the series behind 2 game winner Whitey Ford.

Rube Walker - National League MVP


Rube Walker won the voting for the National League MVP. The Cubs Catcher notched an impressive 52 Home Runs and 150 RBI, finishing the season with a .365 Avg., 1.160 OPS, and 128 Runs

Ted Williams - American League MVP


Ted Williams won the vote for the 1955 American League MVP Award. The Red Sox outfielder crushed 45 Home Runs and 129 RBI, finishing with a .344 Avg., 1.123 OPS, and 133 Runs.

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New York Yankees - 1954 World Series Champs


The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2 to take the 1954 World Series Championship. The Yanks found themselves down early as the Cubs took the first two games at Wrigley Field behind a 4 hitter by Warren Hacker and a 3 hit shutout by Bob Rush.

The Yankees returned home to the Bronx and took game 3, in a very close 4-3 victory behind Ace pitcher Whitey Ford. In game 4, the Yankees offense exploded, and the Cubs pitching could not handle the onslaught. Behind Series MVP Yogi Berra, the Yankees scored 28 runs in the next 3 games. Yogi finished the series with a .500 Avg, 1.50 OPS, and 7 RBI, batting an incredible .830 in the final 3 games.

Game 6 was an offensive thriller with 28 hits and 9 walks. The lead changed hands 5 times, but the Yankees took command in the 7th behind Bill Skowron's triple.

Smoky Burgess led the Cubs offense batting .500, 1.7 OPS.

Brooklyn Dodgers - 1953 World Series Champion


The Brooklyn Dodgers dominated the final 3 games of the 1953 World Series, beating the New York Yankees 4 games to 1. The Dodgers pitching held the Yankee bats at bay, and Rex Barney pitched fantastic in game 5, holding the Yankees to 1 run on 5 hits.

The First two games were terrific. The Yankees took game one of the series with a 3-1 victory behind the pitching of Vic Raschi and the bat of Mickey Mantle, who scored all three runs for the Yankees. The Dodgers evened the series in a 12 inning thriller. Series MVP Gil Hodges hit the game winning home run driving in Carl Furillo. Hodges finished with 3 Home Runs, hitting .348 with a 1.217 OPS. Carl Furillo (.474 avg) and Duke Snider (.389 avg) were also on fire in the Series.

The Dodgers pitchers took control of the series behind Don Newcombe in game 3. Newcombe held the Yankees to 1 run on 3 hits in seven strong innings. Mantle and Yogi Bera led the Yankee offense.

New York Yankees - 1952 World Series Champions


MVP Yogi Berra with Whitey Ford
The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 to win the 1952 World Series. The Yankees starting pitching was dominant in their 4 wins. Whitey Ford notched 2 wins, with a 1.10 ERA. Spec Shea and Bob Porterfield also pitched brilliantly, combining for a 1.05 ERA and a .764 Whip.

Series MVP Yogi Bera led the Yankees offense with 5 Home Runs. Yogi batted an incredible .556 (Avg) with a 2.33 OPS. Mickey Mantle was also a terror at the plate finishing the series with a .412 Avg and 1.941 OPS.

Del Rice was the lone bright spot for the Cubs offense, batting .375 (Avg) with a .625 OBP. The Cubs bats went cold against the Yankees staff.

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Bobby Morgan, Dodgers to Phillies

New York Giants - 1951 World Series Champions


The New York Giants beat the Cleveland Indians to win the 1951 World Series 4 games to 2. The series started with a 1-0 pitching masterpiece, which the Giants won when Mays scored the lone run won in the 10th inning on a Gardella pinch hit Sacrifice Fly.

The offense came alive for both teams in Game 2. A total of 48 runs were scored in the next 3 games and the Giants took a commanding 3 games to 1 series lead. The Indians won game 5 to close the gap behind Cy Young winner Bob Feller's second pitching gem. Feller finished the series with a terrific 0.6 ERA, and .933 WHIP.

The Giants won the series with a 4-1 game 6 victory behind the pitching of Dave Koslo. Series MVP goes to Johnny Mize who batted .478 with an incredible .565 OBP and 1.478 OPS.

Boston Red Sox - 1950 World Series Champions


The Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 2 in the 1950 World Series. The Red Sox took a commanding 3 games to none lead, but the Dodgers fought hard to bring the series to 6 games.

Pitching dominated the series, 3 games were decided by 1 run. Series MVP and Cy Young winner Mickey McDermott led the Red Sox with two complete game wins, and sealed the series in game 6 with a 7 hit shutout.

Bobby Doerr led the Red Sox offense with a .421 Avg and .631 OBP. Throughout the series the Red Sox pitchers kept the powerful Dodger bats in check. No batter hit over .300. Jackie Robinson led the Dodgers batting .280.

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