- 1956 World Series
Infobox World Series Expanded
year = 1956
New York Yankees(4)
champion_games = 97-57, .630, GA: 9
runnerup = Brooklyn Dodgers (3)
runnerup_games = 93-61, .604, GA: 1
October 3– October 10
NBC(Note: In 2006 it was announced that a nearly complete kinescoperecording of the Game 5 telecast (featuring Larsen's perfect game) had been preserved and discovered by a collector.)
Mel Allenand Vin Scully
radio_network = Mutual
Bob Wolffand Bob Neal.
Babe Pinelli(NL), Hank Soar(AL), Dusty Boggess(NL), Larry Napp(AL), Tom Gorman (NL: outfield only), Ed Runge(AL: outfield only)
HOFers = Yankees:
Casey Stengel(mgr.), Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Enos Slaughter.
Walt Alston(mgr.), Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax(dnp), Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider
The 1956 World Series of
Major League Baseballwas played between the New York Yankees(representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. The Series was a rematch of the 1955 World Series. It was the last all-New York Series until 2000, due to the Dodgers and Giants relocating after the 1957 season.
The Yankees won the Series in seven games, 4 games to Brooklyn's 3, capturing their 17th championship. Brooklyn won games one and two, but New York pitchers threw five consecutive complete games (Games 3-7) to cap off the comeback. The highlight was
Don Larsen's perfect gamein Game 5, the only no-hitterin the history of major league post-season play. Larsen was named the Series MVP for his achievement.
This was the last World Series to date not to have scheduled off days (although Game 2 was postponed a day due to rain).
New York Yankees(4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)
October 3, 1956at Ebbets Fieldin Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Sal Maglie(1-0)|LP= Whitey Ford(0-1)|SV=
Mickey Mantle(1), Billy Martin(1)|HomeHR= Jackie Robinson(1), Gil Hodges(1)|
October 5, 1956at Ebbets Fieldin Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Don Bessent(1-0)|LP=Tom Morgan (0-1)|SV=
Yogi Berra(1)|HomeHR= Duke Snider(1)|
October 6, 1956at Yankee Stadiumin Bronx, New YorkLinescore
Whitey Ford(1-1)|LP=Roger Craig (0-1)|SV=
Billy Martin(2), Enos Slaughter(1)|
October 7, 1956at Yankee Stadiumin Bronx, New YorkLinescore
Tom Sturdivant(1-0)|LP= Carl Erskine(0-1)|SV=
Mickey Mantle(2), Hank Bauer(1)|
October 8, 1956at Yankee Stadiumin Bronx, New YorkLinescore
Don Larsen(1-0)|LP= Sal Maglie(1-1)|SV=
Larsen, working in an unusual "no-windup" style, pitched the first and only post-season
perfect game(also the only post-season no-hitter) in Game 5. Of several close moments, the best remembered is Gil Hodges' fifth-inning line drive toward Yankee Stadium's famed "Death Valley" in left-center, snared by center fielder Mickey Mantlewith a spectacular running catch.
A reporter asked Yankees manager
Casey Stengelif this was the best game Larsen had ever pitched. Stengel diplomatically answered, "So far!" For Larsen, this was an especially satisfying performance, as he had acquired perhaps a better reputation as a night owl than as a pitcher. Stengel once said of Larsen, "The only thing he fears is sleep!"
Incredibly, Stengel is reported to have stated after the Series that Larsen's historic gem was not the best pitched game of the '56 classic; in his opinion, Bob Turley's losing effort in Game 6, in which he struck out 11 batters and lost a shutout in the 10th inning on a fielding mistake, was actually a better pitched game.
Willard Mullindrew an illustration of a happy Larsen painting a canvas titled "The Perfect Game", observed by Mullin's classic "Brooklyn Bum." Referencing the old saw "I don't know much about art but I know what I like," the disgusted-looking Bum came up with a variation: "I don't care if it is art—"I don't like it!"
The perfect game set the record for most consecutive hitless innings in a World Series; the Brooklyn Dodgers failed to record a hit in 11 consecutive innings.
October 9, 1956at Ebbets Fieldin Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Clem Labine(1-0)|LP= Bob Turley(0-1)|SV=|
October 10, 1956at Ebbets Fieldin Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Johnny Kucks(1-0)|LP= Don Newcombe(0-1)|SV=
Yogi Berra2 (3), Elston Howard(1), Bill Skowron(1)|HomeHR=|
1956 World Series (4-3):
New York Yankees(A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)Linescore
New York Yankees
Total Attendance: 345,903 Average Attendance: 49,415 | Winning Player’s Share: – $8,715 Losing Player’s Share – $6,934cite web|url=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/wsshares.shtml|title=World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares|accessdate=2008-05-07|publisher=Baseball Almanac]
*Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. "The World Series." 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 259-264)
*Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). "The Baseball Encyclopedia" (5th ed.), p. 2164. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
*cite web |author=Forman, Sean L. |title=1956 World Series |date= |work=Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information. |url=http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1956_WS.shtml |accessdate=2007-12-09
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1956_WS.shtml 1956 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com]
* [http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1956 1956 World Series at "WorldSeries.com (MLB.com)"]
* [http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr1956ws.shtml 1956 World Series at Baseball-Almanac.com]
* [http://www.sportingnews.com/baseball/25moments/3.html Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments: Don Larson's Perfect Game]
* [http://www.thedeadballera.com/AudioPageRobinsonWSHit.html The Deadball Era Audio - Jackie Robinson drives in the winning run in Game 6]
* [http://www.thedeadballera.com/AudioPageDonLarson.html The Deadball Era Audio - Final Out of Don Larson's Perfect Game]
* [http://usatoday.feedroom.com/ifr_main.jsp?nsid=a-37e9baf5:10ea0b2bd40:-70ac&fr_story=5db662e3c6dd9abf6a7d7bed051beba64fb0e7ef&st=1162337545812&mp=WMP&cpf=true&fvn=9&fr=103106_063224_w37e9baf5x10ea0b2bd40xw70ab&rdm=55267.62253823042 USAToday.com - Video of a Duke Snider at-bat in Game 5]
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