1953 World Series
|TV announcers:||Mel Allen and Vin Scully|
|Radio announcers:||Al Helfer and Gene Kelly|
|Umpires:||Bill Grieve (AL), Bill Stewart (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL), Artie Gore (NL), Hank Soar (AL: outfield only), Frank Dascoli (NL: outfield only)|
|Hall of Famers:||Yankees: Casey Stengel (mgr.), Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, Phil Rizutto.
Dodgers: Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Dick Williams‡.
‡ elected as a manager.
The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the fourth such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons. The Yankees won in six games for their fifth straight title—a mark which has not been equalled—and their sixteenth overall. Billy Martin recorded his 12th hit of the Series scoring Hank Bauer in Game 6.
|1||September 30||Brooklyn Dodgers – 5, New York Yankees – 9||Yankee Stadium (I)||3:10||69,7341|
|2||October 1||Brooklyn Dodgers – 2, New York Yankees – 4||Yankee Stadium (I)||2:42||66,7862|
|3||October 2||New York Yankees – 2, Brooklyn Dodgers – 3||Ebbets Field||3:00||35,2703|
|4||October 3||New York Yankees – 3, Brooklyn Dodgers – 7||Ebbets Field||2:46||36,7754|
|5||October 4||New York Yankees – 11, Brooklyn Dodgers – 7||Ebbets Field||3:02||36,7755|
|6||October 5||Brooklyn Dodgers – 3, New York Yankees – 4||Yankee Stadium (I)||2:55||62,3706|
|WP: Johnny Sain (1–0) LP: Clem Labine (0–1)
BRO: Jim Gilliam (1), Gil Hodges (1), George Shuba (1)
NYY: Yogi Berra (1), Joe Collins (1)
|WP: Eddie Lopat (1–0) LP: Preacher Roe (0–1)
NYY: Billy Martin (1), Mickey Mantle (1)
|WP: Carl Erskine (1–0) LP: Vic Raschi (0–1)
BRO: Roy Campanella (1)
Although the Yankees won the Series, Brooklyn had at least one shining moment, as pitcher Carl Erskine set a new Series record by striking out 14 Yankees in Game 3. That broke Howard Ehmke's 1929 record by one. Ersk's record would stand until Sandy Koufax got 15 in 1963.
|WP: Billy Loes (1–0) LP: Whitey Ford (0–1) Sv: Clem Labine (1)
NYY: Gil McDougald (1)
BRO: Duke Snider (1)
|WP: Jim McDonald (1–0) LP: Johnny Podres (0–1) Sv: Allie Reynolds (1)
NYY: Gene Woodling (1), Mickey Mantle (2), Billy Martin (2), Gil McDougald (2)
BRO: Billy Cox (1), Jim Gilliam (2)
|WP: Allie Reynolds (1–0) LP: Clem Labine (0–2)
BRO: Carl Furillo (1)
Down 3–1 in the ninth, Brooklyn rallied back on a Duke Snider walk and a Carl Furillo homer. However, Yankee second baseman Billy Martin—who made a game-saving catch in Game 7 of the 1952 World Series—again ruined the Dodgers' dreams of a championship. In the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on second base, Martin drilled a Clem Labine sinker up the middle for a game-winning RBI single.
Dropping their seventh Series without a victory, the Dodgers terminated manager Chuck Dressen's contract; Dressen was demanding two more years. Walter Alston took his place and managed the Dodgers for the next 23 seasons (1954–1976), leading them to four World Series championships in 1955, 1959, 1963, and 1965 before being replaced by Tommy Lasorda who would manage the team for twenty years himself (1976-1996). Lasorda would lead the Dodgers to a pair of World Series championships in 1981 and 1988.
|New York Yankees||8||1||5||0||4||0||5||7||3||33||56||1|
|Total attendance: 307,710 Average attendance: 51,285
Winning player's share: $8,281 Losing player's share: $6,1787
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