There are not many teams that can be considered dynasties of their respective sport. As a continuation of their story, here is the New York Yankees World Series Championships History Part III.
The Yankees won against the St. Louis Cardinals four games to one to win another World Series.
In game one, the Cardinals scored first on a double by Marty Marion, scoring Walker Cooper.
The Yankees scored in fourth on a ground ball double play by Charlie Keller, scoring Frankie Crosetti. Joe Gordon then hit a HR to make it 2-1 Yankees.
The Cardinals tied it up on a single by Max Lanier, scoring Ray Sanders.
The Yankees retook the lead in the sixth when Crosetti scored on a wild pitch. Bill Dickey singled to score Billy Johnson. This made it 4-2 Yankees and was the final score.
The Cardinals scored first in game two on a HR by Marion. Whitey Kurowski singled, scoring Stan Musial and Sanders homered scoring Kurowski, adding to their lead making it 4-0. This was all they needed.
The Yankees scored on a flyball by Keller to bring home Crosetti.
In the bottom of the ninth, Keller tripled scoring Johnson. Nick Etten grounded out, scoring Keller, but this was all they could do. The final was 4-3 Cardinals. The series was now tied 1-1.
Game three was all Yankees, although the Cardinals were the first to score. Danny Litwhiler singled, scoring Musial and Kurowski.
In the sixth, Johnson reach on a E5, scoring Hank Borowy, making it 2-1 Cardinals.
The Yankees took control at this point as Johnson tripled, scoring Johnny Lindell, Snuffy Stirnweiss and Crosetti. Gordon and Etten singled, scoring Johnson and Keller. The final score was 6-2 Yankees.
Game four was close as the Yankees scored first single by Dickey to score Gordon. Frank Demaree tied it by reaching on a E5 ground ball, scoring Sanders.
Crosetti got the winning run in a flyball, scoring Marius Russo. The final score was 2-1 Yankees.
Game five was scoreless entering the sixth inning. Dickey homered to score Keller giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead. This was the final score as the Yankees win their 10th World Series.
This World Series went to game seven as the Yankees faced the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Bobby Brown went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Yankees, getting three RBIs. Yogi Berra got a HR and two RBIs, while Joe DiMaggio got two HR and five RBIs in the series. Tommy Henrich got 10 hits, one HR and five RBIs, Johnson got two RBIs and Lindell batted .500 with seven RBIs. Phil Rizzuto hit for .308 with two RBIs and Stirnweiss got three RBIs.
For the Dodgers, Bruce Edwards got two RBIs, Carl Furillo batted .353 with three RBIs and Gene Hermanski got three RBIs. Spider Jorgensen also got three RBIs, along with Cookie Lavagetto. Pee Wee Reese did great, batting .304 with four RBIs. Jackie Robinson got three RBIs, Eddie Stanky with two and Dixie Walker with four in this seven-game series.
Overall, the Yankees batted .282 with an OPS of .805. There were 36 total RBIs, 37 strike outs and four HR. For the Dodgers, they batted .230 with an OPS of .633, 32 strike outs, one HR and 26 RBIs.
Games one and two are pitchers duels. Game one is taken by the Yankees with a final score of 1-0 on a walk-off HR by Henrich.
The Dodgers win game two 1-0, scoring early in the game. Gil Hodges singles to score Robinson.
Game three was another one-run game for this rivalry. Rizzuto brought home Cliff Mapes on a flyball to make it 1-0.
Reese tied it up in the fourth on a solo HR.
Johnny Mize singled in the top of the ninth to score Berra and Brown. Jerry Coleman singled, scoring Gene Woodling, making it 4-1 entering the bottom of the ninth.
The Dodgers were close to making a comeback when Luis Olmo and Roy Campanella homered. The final score ended up being 4-3 Yankees, giving them a 2-1 lead in the series.
In game four, Mapes doubled, scoring Brown and Woodling. Eddie Lopat doubled, scoring Mapes, making it 3-0 Yankees.
Brown added to the Yankees lead on a triple, scoring Henrich, Berra and DiMaggio.
The Dodgers almost made another comeback, scoring four runs in the sixth. Robinson singled, scoring Reese. Olmo also singled, scoring Robinson. Campanella and Hermanski singled, scoring Hodges and Olmo. The final score was 6-4 Yankees.
DiMaggio brought Rizzuto home on a flyball. Brown singled to bring home Henrich in game five. The Yankees made it 5-0 on Coleman’s single, scoring Brown and Woodling. Vic Raschi singled as well, scoring Mapes.
Reese singled, scoring Campanella, getting a run for the Dodgers, but later, DiMaggio homered.
Coleman grounded out, scoring Woodling.
Berra flied out, scoring Rizzuto. Brown tripled, scoring Henrich and Brown, who advanced on a throwing error.
Hermanski singled, scoring Duke Snider.
Robinson flied out, scoring Jorgensen. Hodges homered, scoring Snider and Hermanski. The final score was 10-6, giving Yankees another World Series win.
The Yankees faced the Philadelphia Phillies and swept them, giving the Yankees their second straight World Series victory.
Game one was all about the pitching. The only run came in the top of the fourth inning as Coleman flied out, scoring Brown. Raschi was the winning pitcher.
Game two was low-scoring as well, but this one went into extras. Woodling singles, scoring Coleman.
Richie Ashburn tied it 1-1 on a flyball, scoring Mike Goliat.
In the top of the 10th, DiMaggio homered, making it a 2-1 final and another win for the Yankees.
Coleman singled, scoring Rizzuto in game three. Dick Sisler tied it on a single, scoring Del Ennis.
The Phillies took the lead in the top of the seventh on a single by Goliat, scoring Granny Hamner.
Brown reach on an error (E6), scoring Coleman to tie the game.
The Yankees won on a walk-off single by Coleman, scoring Woodling. The final score was 3-2 Yankees.
In game four, Berra singled, bringing home Woodling. DiMaggio doubled, scoring Berra. This game the Yankees an early 2-0 lead.
Berra homered in the sixth. Brown tripled, scoring DiMaggio. Hank Bauer lined out, scoring Brown.
The Phillies tried coming back from a 5-0 hole, but it didn’t work. They did score a couple of runs on an error on a fly ball by Andy Seminick, scoring Willie Jones and Ken Johnson. The Yankees win by a final score of 5-2 to take the World Series victory.
The Yankees won the 1951 World Series in six games against the New York Giants.
What was referred to as “The Season of Change” by some, there were several veteran players that left and the newcomers had big shoes to fill.
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were among these newbies and boy, did they make an impact on the game of baseball.
In the series, Mantle went 1-for5 with one strike out and two walks for the Yankees. Mays had four hits, one RBI, two strike outs and two walks for the Giants.
Other key players for the Yankees were Bauer with three RBIs, Joe Collins with three RBIs, DiMaggio with five RBIs and Gil McDougald with seven RBIs. Also, Berra had four runs and Rizzuto had three RBIs.
For the Giants, Al Dark had four RBIs, five runs and a .417 average. Monte Irvin had two RBIs and three runs, while Whitey Lockman had four RBIs. Stanky had one RBI and three runs, Hank Thompson had five walks and three runs Wes Westrum had five walks.
The Yankees lost the first game 5-1 in what looked to be doom and gloom for the Yankees. The Yankees did take game two 3-1. It was back-and-forth battle with their cross-town rivals as the Giants took game three 6-2. The Yankees took the next three, 6-2, 13-1 and 4-3 to win the series four games to two.
See what happens in their next four World Series in “New York Yankees World Series Championships History Part IV”. Find out how one of Yankees great pitchers pitched a perfect game in the World Series, the one and only time it ever happened in the history of baseball.
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