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The Dodgers “7” Milwaukee (Brewers) And Are Only Slight Underdogs Vs The Red Sox In The Upcoming World Series

October 21, 2018

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the franchise’s 20th pennant with a subsequent World Series, half the number of the Yankees, the only team with more, (the Giants also have 20 W.S. appearances), winning #7NLCS (5-1) in Milwaukee, in just the second Saturday night decisive game in major league baseball annals. (The first was last season when the Houston Astros won at home on a Saturday night/Fox tilt vs the Yankees before beating the Dodgers in 7 games to claim the first title in their 56 season history).

Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig, the latter a 3 run, smacked home runs while Chris Taylor made the game’s big defensive play, making a diving catch in left field and rekindling memories and creating an historic redux that would make George Santayana (“those who do not learn from history……”) proud.

It is the fifth time the Dodgers have won consecutive pennants (’52,’53, ’55,’56  ’65,’66 ’77,’78 and 2017,2018) and now they are just roughly 6 to 5 underdogs vs the 108 wins Red Sox in the World Series, which begins in Boston Tuesday night.

 

Click below to view the then Brooklyn Dodgers’ Sandy Amoros’ catch in game 7 of the 1955 World Series in a W.S. film narrated by Lew Fonseca.

The catch took place on a rare ball hit to the opposite field by the great period and especially so in the clutch, Yogi Berra of the vaunted New York Yankees.

Amoros had just been inserted into left field, replacing Jim Gilliam, who moved to second base. The move by manager Walter Alston came after George Shuba had batted for Don Zimmer in the top of the inning (6th).

John Podres went route in a (2-0) Brooklyn win, giving them their only title.

Last night L.A. used 7 pitchers and manager Dave Roberts put Enrique Hernandez in to bat bat for Joc Pederson T3, then B3, moved Chris Taylor from second to left (the opposite of Gilliam’s position change 63 years and 16 days earlier) where B5, he robbed likely N.L. MVP, Christian Yelich of a game tying extra base hit with a diving catch.

 

 

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