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(2-8) to (3-8) In World Series Play Part 2

November 23, 2016

The two other instances when a team raised its World Series record to (3-8) with a title both manifested after a Dodgers’ win vs the Yankees.

Obviously most times a Dodgers’ win was the exception.

Also how could the Dodgers have raised their World Series record to (3-8) more than once?

In 1963, after the Dodgers swept the Yankees in 4 straight games, (Bill “Moose” Skowron so often a World Series participant and winner with the Yankees, really helped his Dodgers turn the tables), their World Series record was (3-8). They had lost in 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, and 1956, the last 6 of the losses, to the vaunted Yankees.

After losing again to the Yankees in both the 1977 and 1978 World Series, (Reggie Jackson, as he did with Oakland in 1974 playing a big role in beating the dodgers in the World Series), the Dodgers’ record vs the Yankees in World Series play stood at (2-8).

The victories for the Dodgers were the lone Brooklyn title in 1955 and the aforementioned L.A. Dodgers’ 4 game sweep in 1963.

Thus after L.A. won in 6 vs Reggie and the Yankees in the 1981 World Series which followed a strike marred regular  season, their record vs the Yankees in World Series play stood and still stands at (3-8).

 

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