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Thoughts On The 1959 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers

December 25, 2018

The Dodgers won the World Series in just their second season in Los Angeles in 1959.

They defeated the Milwaukee Braves in 2 straight games, the second a classic, unheralded game, to win an unscheduled playoff for the National League Pennant.

Next after dropping game 1 to Early Wynn, Ted Kluszewski and the White Sox in Chicago, L.A. won 4 of the next 5 games and the crown led by the brilliant pitching of Larry Sherry.

Somehow I remember the one and only Frank Sinatra paying tribute to Sherry’s pitching prowess in that 1959 World Series. Somewhere, perhaps there is footage of him doing so.

Brooklyn stars Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and Carl Furillo were starting players on the team while another, Pee Wee Reese was still part of the team as the third base coach.

 

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