New York Yankees - 1954 World Series ChampsThe 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.