This ticket stub is one of a complete run of stubs from every New York Yankees/Brooklyn Dodgers World Series game being offered in this auction. We invite you to view our printed catalog or visit our e-book catalog online at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/961320424/ to read an excellent article on the crosstown rivalry written by SABR president Mark Armour.
The deciding game of the 1941 World Series also marked one of the few times Joe DiMaggio showed observable emotion on a baseball field. A tight game saw Dodgers hurler Whit Wyatt, known for his aggressive (some might say "dirty") play, against Tiny Bonham for the Yankees. Heading into the 5th inning ahead 2-1, Tommy Henrich launched a deep home run to right field to give the Yankees a two-run lead. Wyatt's next two pitches, to Joe DiMaggio, were up around his head. After DiMaggio hit a long flout to centerfield, he cut across the infield on his way back to the dugout, to have words with Wyatt, the two almost coming to blows as the benches cleared. Ultimately both pitchers threw complete games, but the Yankees were victorious, 3-1, taking the Series. DiMaggio later called Wyatt "the meanest guy I ever saw."
The stub itself is clean and colorful, some very light surface wrinkling and some edge chipping near the perf, but otherwise VG/EX in appearance.