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1949 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Casey Stengel 97–57, .630, GA: 1
Brooklyn Dodgers (1) Burt Shotton 97–57, .630, GA: 1
Dates: October 5October 9
MVP: Joe Page
Television: NBC, CBS, ABC, DuMont
TV announcers: Jim Britt
Radio network: Mutual
Radio announcers: Mel Allen, Red Barber
Umpires: Cal Hubbard (AL), Beans Reardon (NL), Art Passarella (AL), Lou Jorda (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL: outfield only), George Barr (NL: outfield only)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Casey Stengel (mgr.), Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Mize, Phil Rizutto.
Dodgers: Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson.
World Series
 < 1948 1950 > 

The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games for their second defeat of the Dodgers in three years, and the twelfth championship in team history. This victory would start a record run of five consecutive World Series championships by the Yankees.

History was made in the ninth inning of Game 5, when the Ebbets Field lights were turned on, making it the first World Series game finished under artificial lights. The first scheduled Series night game would not be held until 1971.

Both teams finished the regular season with exactly the same records and winning their respective leagues by exactly one game.

Summary[]

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Brooklyn Dodgers – 0, New York Yankees – 1 October 5 Yankee Stadium 66,224[1]
2 Brooklyn Dodgers – 1, New York Yankees – 0 October 6 Yankee Stadium 70,053[2]
3 New York Yankees – 4, Brooklyn Dodgers – 3 October 7 Ebbets Field 32,788[3]
4 New York Yankees – 6, Brooklyn Dodgers – 4 October 8 Ebbets Field 33,934[4]
5 New York Yankees – 10, Brooklyn Dodgers – 6 October 9 Ebbets Field 33,711[5]

Matchups[]

Game 1[]

Wednesday, October 5, 1949 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1

WP: Allie Reynolds (1–0)  LP: Don Newcombe (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Tommy Henrich (1)

Don Newcombe of the Dodgers threw a complete game, five-hitter allowing only one run in a 1–0 losing effort. He struck out eleven New York Yankees during that game to tie the record for most strikeouts during a World Series game by a losing pitcher.

Game 2[]

Thursday, October 6, 1949 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

WP: Preacher Roe (1–0)  LP: Vic Raschi (0–1)  

Game 3[]

Friday, October 7, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 5 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 0

WP: Joe Page (1–0)  LP: Ralph Branca (0–1)  
HRs:  BRO – Pee Wee Reese (1), Luis Olmo (1), Roy Campanella (1)

Game 4[]

Saturday, October 8, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 9 1

WP: Eddie Lopat (1–0)  LP: Don Newcombe (0–2)  SV: Allie Reynolds (1)  

Game 5[]

Sunday, October 9, 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 10 11 1
Brooklyn 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 6 11 2

WP: Vic Raschi (1–1)  LP: Rex Barney (0–1)  SV: Joe Page (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Joe DiMaggio (1)  BRO – Gil Hodges (1)

Composite box[]

1949 World Series (4–1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 2 0 4 4 4 3 0 0 4 21 37 3
Brooklyn Dodgers 0 1 1 1 0 5 4 0 2 14 34 5
Total attendance: 236,710   Average attendance: 47,342
Winning player’s share: $5,627   Losing player’s share: $4,273[6]


Notes[]

References[]

  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 225–229)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2157. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1949 World Series. Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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