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 Yankees and Dodgers would meet in the 1955 World Series for the fifth time in nine years, with the Yankees winning each time. The Fifth time would be the charm for the Bums, taking the Yankees into the seventh game and defeating the odds in Yankee Stadium behind the stellar pitching of Johnny Podres, who scattered eight hits and two walks but shut the Yankees out in a complete game victory.
For the Dodgers, future Hall of Famer Gil Hodges drove in both runs, with a fourth inning single and a sixth inning sacrifice fly. But in the sixth inning, Podres would walk the leadoff hitter Billy Martin, and Gil McDougald would bunt for a single to put runners at first and second with no out and Yogi Berra at the plate. Berra would hit a deep fly ball down the left field line. Dodgers left fielder Sandy Amoros would race from left-center and make a lunging catch, spinning and relaying the ball to Pee Wee Reese, who would throw to first for one of the greatest double plays in World Series history. With two out, Podres would induce a groundout to short, retiring the side and ending the threat. The Dodgers would go on to win the nail biter - and the World Series - the only World Championship in Brooklyn Dodgers history.
The stub itself has been graded VG 3 by PSA, largely due to surface abrasions and an irregular tear at the perforation. Otherwise strong, the ticket represents one of the most important games in Brooklyn Dodgers history - the only Championship they would ever win in New York.