1953 World Series

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The 1953 World Series matched the 4-time defending champions New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the 4th such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons.wikipedia
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1953 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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The 1953 World Series matched the 4-time defending champions New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the 4th such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons.
However, the Dodgers again failed to win the World Series, losing in six games to the New York Yankees.

Billy Martin

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Billy Martin recorded his 12th hit of the Series scoring Hank Bauer in Game 6.
Martin's spectacular catch of a wind-blown Jackie Robinson popup late in Game Seven of the 1952 World Series saved that Series for the Yankees, and he was the hitting star of the 1953 World Series, earning the Most Valuable Player award in the Yankee victory.

1953 New York Yankees season

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The 1953 World Series matched the 4-time defending champions New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the 4th such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons.
In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 6 games.

Carl Erskine

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Brooklyn starter Carl Erskine did not last past the first.
He appeared in eleven World Series games (1949–52–53-55-56), and made the NL All-Star team in.

Gil Hodges

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Yogi Berra matched it in the bottom of the fifth with a home run of his own, and the Yankee lead looked safe until a leadoff home run by Gil Hodges and two-run home run by pinch-hitter George Shuba chased Reynolds in the sixth.
Against the Yankees in the 1953 Series, Hodges hit .364; he had three hits, including a homer in the 9-5 Game 1 loss, but the Dodgers again lost in six games.

Allie Reynolds

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They did not score off Allie Reynolds until the fifth on a Jim Gilliam home run.
With the Yankees, Reynolds reached the World Series in 1947, 49, 50, 51, 52, and 53.

Jim Gilliam

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They did not score off Allie Reynolds until the fifth on a Jim Gilliam home run. Whitey Ford lasted just one inning as the Yankees' starter, allowing a leadoff ground-rule double to Jim Gilliam, who scored on Jackie Robinson's single.
In the 1953 World Series he singled to lead off Game 1, and had a solo homer in the fifth inning batting left-handed.

Carl Furillo

Brooklyn tied it an inning later against Johnny Sain with consecutive leadoff singles by Roy Campanella, Hodges and Carl Furillo.
In the 1953 World Series he hit .333, and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning of Game 1, though Brooklyn went on to lose; in the final Game 6, his 2-run homer with one out in the ninth tied the game 3–3, but New York scored in the bottom of the inning to win the game and the Series.

Billy Cox (baseball)

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Billy Cox's two-run double after back-to-back two-out singles in the fourth put the Dodgers up 2-1.
In the 1953 World Series, Cox had a two-run double in Game 2 and a three-run homer in Game 5 against the New York Yankees.

Jackie Robinson

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The Yankees struck first in the fifth on an RBI single by Gil McDougald with runners on second and third, but the Dodgers tied it in the bottom half on Billy Cox's fielder's choice with Jackie Robinson at third. Whitey Ford lasted just one inning as the Yankees' starter, allowing a leadoff ground-rule double to Jim Gilliam, who scored on Jackie Robinson's single.
In 1953, Robinson had 109 runs, a .329 batting average, and 17 steals, leading the Dodgers to another National League pennant (and another World Series loss to the Yankees, this time in six games).

Jim McDonald (pitcher)

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Yankees manager Casey Stengel gave the ball to unheralded pitcher Jim McDonald for Game 5 and, while he gave up a dozen hits, he got them a win.
He also was the starter and winning pitcher in Game 5 of the 1953 World Series over the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Whitey Ford

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Whitey Ford lasted just one inning as the Yankees' starter, allowing a leadoff ground-rule double to Jim Gilliam, who scored on Jackie Robinson's single.
Ebbets Field (1953 and 1956)

Grand slam (baseball)

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A hit-by-pitch and walk loaded the bases, and the first man Podres's replacement Russ Meyer faced was Mickey Mantle, who greeted him with a grand slam.

Mickey Mantle

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A hit-by-pitch and walk loaded the bases, and the first man Podres's replacement Russ Meyer faced was Mickey Mantle, who greeted him with a grand slam. The game-winning blast came from Mickey Mantle, a two-run shot to left field in the bottom of the eighth.

Vin Scully

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The Series was broadcast on NBC television, with Yankees announcer Mel Allen and Dodgers announcer Vin Scully describing the action; and on Mutual radio, with Al Helfer and Gene Kelly announcing.
When Barber got into a salary dispute with World Series sponsor Gillette in 1953, Scully took Barber's spot for the 1953 World Series.

Johnny Podres

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Brooklyn starter Johnny Podres was jolted by a Gene Woodling home run to begin the game.
He was at his best in the World Series, losing his first Series game (in 1953), then winning four straight decisions over the next decade.

Major League Baseball on Mutual

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The Series was broadcast on NBC television, with Yankees announcer Mel Allen and Dodgers announcer Vin Scully describing the action; and on Mutual radio, with Al Helfer and Gene Kelly announcing.

Casey Stengel

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Yankees manager Casey Stengel gave the ball to unheralded pitcher Jim McDonald for Game 5 and, while he gave up a dozen hits, he got them a win.
The Yankees played the Dodgers again in the World Series, which was less dramatic than the previous year's, as the Yankees won in six games, with Mantle, Martin, Berra and Gil McDougald—players developed under Stengel—taking the fore.

Bob Kuzava

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He was relieved by Bob Kuzava, who struck out Dick Williams to end the inning.
He gained saves in the final games of both the 1951 World Series against the New York Giants (Game 6) and 1952 against the Brooklyn Dodgers (Game 7). He pitched in the ninth inning of a 1953 World Series Game 5 victory for the Yankees as well.

Art Schallock

Next inning, after a two-out walk, Snider's RBI double off of Art Schallock made it 7–2 Dodgers.
In the 1953 World Series, pitching against the team that initially signed him, the Brooklyn Dodgers, Schallock pitched in one game for 2 innings, had a 4.50 earned run average, gave up two hits, struck out one, and walked one batter.

Eddie Hurley

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He umpired in four World Series (1949, 1953, 1959 and 1965) and three All-Star Games (1951, 1956 and 1962).

Chuck Dressen

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Dropping their seventh Series without a victory, the Dodgers terminated manager Chuck Dressen's contract; Dressen was demanding two more years.
But they came up short against Stengel's Yankees in the World Series both times, losing in seven games in 1952 and six in 1953.

Russ Meyer (baseball)

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A hit-by-pitch and walk loaded the bases, and the first man Podres's replacement Russ Meyer faced was Mickey Mantle, who greeted him with a grand slam.
He worked in three World Series (1950, 1953 and 1955), all against the New York Yankees.

Frank Dascoli

He umpired in three World Series (1953, 1955 and 1959) and two All-Star Games (1951 and 1957).

New York Yankees

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1953 World Series (4–2): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)