March Thru History II, 1957

New York Yankees - 1956 World Series Champions

The New York Yankees won their 3rd straight World Championship, beating the New York Giants 4 games to 1, behind the brilliant pitching of series MVP Whitey Ford. Ford won 2 games, holding the Giants to 2 runs on 4 hits in game 1, and brought the Trophy back to the Bronx with a game 5, 6 hit shutout.

The Yankees took care of business without the long ball, hitting only 2 home runs in the series. The Yankees opened the with a 10-2 victory, behind 13 hits, only 2 went for extra bases. Game 2 was a hard fought matchup, which the Yankees claimed victory in the 10th on a ground ball Fielder's choice RBI by Yogi Berra. Elston Howard scored the winning run beating out the throw home.

Tom Morgan won game 4, giving the Yankees a 3-0 series lead. Morgan held the Giants to 1 run on 6 hits. The Giants avoided the sweep with a 8-1 game 4 victory. Dick Fowler went the distance for the Giants, holding the Yankees to 1 run on 5 hits. Dusty Rhodes went 4 for 5, driving in 4 runs on a triple and a home run.

Mickey Mantle led the Yankees offense, batting .400, with a 1.00 OPS. Dusty Rhodes led the Giants offense, with a .350 Avg,1.15 OPS, 1 Triple, and 1 Home Run

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Ferriss makes history, tosses no-hitter

Ferriss made history for the Pirates last night, tossing a no-hitter against the Orioles. Pittsburgh won by a score of 1-0. Bob Turley struckout 9 Pittsburgh batters in the contest. | Box

Ennis sparks 8-4 win for Phillies

Del Ennis's hot bat helped the Phillies to a 8-4 win over the White Sox. Ennis collected 4 hits in the game. | Box

Greengrass delivers in clutch, Redlegs win

Jim Greengrass drove in 4 runs, carrying Cincinnati to a 7-1 victory over the Yankees. | Box

Wilber delivers in clutch, Dodgers win

Del Wilber drove in 5 runs, carrying Brooklyn to a 10-5 victory over the Athletics. | Box

Athletics overcome brilliant outing by Newcombe

Hits were hard to come by against Don Newcombe last night, but the Athletics pushed across enough to defeat the Dodgers, 1-0. Newcombe allowed just 2 hits over 8 innings in the loss. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

J. Cunningham, Cardinals .4004 HR6 RBI
A. Rosen, Indians .3002 HR8 RBI
D. O'Connell, Pirates .4742 HR5 RBI
C. Carrasquel, White Sox .3131 HR8 RBI
B. Skowron, Yankees .2733 HR4 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

I. Noren, Senators 2 for 24 (.083)
B. Borkowski, Cubs 3 for 22 (.136)
J. King, Cubs 0 for 19 (.000)
B. Shantz, Athletics 0 for 18 (.000)
E. Banks, Cubs 2 for 20 (.100)

Leaders: OPS

T. Williams, Red Sox 1.109
J. Garagiola, Cardinals 1.052
E. Mathews, Braves 1.017
W. Mays, Giants .989
D. Rhodes, Giants .974

Leaders: SO/9

B. Turley, Orioles 7.5
H. Score, Indians 7.1
S. Jones, Giants 5.7
M. McDermott, Red Sox 5.3
H. Wehmeier, Redlegs 5.1

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Paul Minner, Dodgers to Cubs

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.

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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