1956 World Series

1956 World Series

Infobox World Series Expanded

year = 1956
champion = New York Yankees (4)
champion_manager = Casey Stengel
champion_games = 97-57, .630, GA: 9
runnerup = Brooklyn Dodgers (3)
runnerup_manager = Walt Alston
runnerup_games = 93-61, .604, GA: 1
date = October 3October 10
MVP = Don Larsen
television = NBC (Note: In 2006 it was announced that a nearly complete kinescope recording of the Game 5 telecast (featuring Larsen's perfect game) had been preserved and discovered by a collector.)
announcers = Mel Allen and Vin Scully
radio_network = Mutual
radio_announcers = Bob Wolff and Bob Neal.
umpires = 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.
Dodgers: Walt Alston (mgr.), Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax (dnp), Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider

The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was 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 game in Game 5, the only no-hitter in 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).


AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)


Game 1

Wednesday, October 3, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
WP=Sal Maglie (1-0)|LP=Whitey Ford (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Mickey Mantle (1), Billy Martin (1)|HomeHR=Jackie Robinson (1), Gil Hodges (1)|

Game 2

Friday, October 5, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
WP=Don Bessent (1-0)|LP=Tom Morgan (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Yogi Berra (1)|HomeHR=Duke Snider (1)|

Game 3

Saturday, October 6, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New YorkLinescore
Home=New York|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Whitey Ford (1-1)|LP=Roger Craig (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Billy Martin (2), Enos Slaughter (1)|

Game 4

Sunday, October 7, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New YorkLinescore
Home=New York|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Tom Sturdivant (1-0)|LP=Carl Erskine (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Mickey Mantle (2), Hank Bauer (1)|

Game 5

Monday, October 8, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New YorkLinescore
Home=New York|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Don Larsen (1-0)|LP=Sal Maglie (1-1)|SV=
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Mickey Mantle (3)|

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 Mantle with a spectacular running catch.

A reporter asked Yankees manager Casey Stengel if 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.

Sports cartoonist Willard Mullin drew 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.

Game 6

Tuesday, October 9, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
WP=Clem Labine (1-0)|LP=Bob Turley (0-1)|SV=|

Game 7

Wednesday, October 10, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
WP=Johnny Kucks (1-0)|LP=Don Newcombe (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Yogi Berra 2 (3), Elston Howard (1), Bill Skowron (1)|HomeHR=|

Composite Box

1956 World Series (4-3): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Brooklyn Dodgers (N.L.)Linescore
Road=New York Yankees
Home=Brooklyn Dodgers
H1=0|H2=9|H3=4|H4=4|H5=2|H6=1|H7=1|H8=2|H9=1|H10=1|HR=25|HH=42|HE=2Total Attendance: 345,903 Average Attendance: 49,415Winning 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] |

eries quotes



*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

External links

* [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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