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     New York Yankee and Philadelphia Phillie fans will enjoy going back in time more than 50 years and once again watching the "Whiz Kids" of 1950 and the Bronx Bombers fight it out in perhaps the closest 4-game sweep in World Series history! Now available for handy reference and nostalgic viewing, this 51-minute tape covers all the highlights from every game of the 1950 classic, plus a special look at each team, player by player, before the action begins. Close-ups of individual players during the regular season of 1950 show Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, Bob Miller, Bubba Church, Jim Konstanty, Andy Seminik, Eddie Waitkus, Mike Goliat, Puddin' Head Jones, Dick Sisler, Richie Ashburn, Del Ennis and skipper Eddie Sawyer of the Phillies. Yankee stars shown are Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, A.L. MVP Phil Rizzuto and "Big Jawn" Mize.

     As an added bonus, at the end of the tape are two never-before-seen 1953 interviews by Lew Fonseca, first with Phils second sacker Granny Hamner and then with young lefty Curt Simmons who missed appearing in the series because of military duty. Both players discuss the series and look back on the 1950 fall classic played two years earlier.

* Game 1 at Shibe Park - Because his #1 starter Robin Roberts has just pitched in three of the last five games of the frantic '50 N.L. pennant race, Phils manager Eddie Sawyer surprises the world by naming his bullpen ace Jim Konstanty to open on the mound for Philadelphia, opposing 21-game winner Vic Raschi of the Yankees. Konstanty is outstanding, allowing just 4 hits and a run in 8 innings, but Raschi is tougher, shutting out the Phils on only two hits en route to a 1-0 victory in the opener.

* Game 2 at Shibe Park - 20-game winner Robin Roberts and Allie Reynolds both pitch outstanding baseball for nine innings, as strong pitching and stout defense again prevail in the series. Gene Woodling drives in Jerry Coleman with a Yankee run in the second, and Richie Ashburn tallies Mike Goliat in the fifth, forging a 1-1 tie which holds up through nine full innings. This sets the stage for Joe DiMaggio, leading off the tenth inning for the Yankees. With one swing, Joe breaks up the game, smashing a home run to left field and providing a 2-1 extra-inning win for the Yankees as the series scene now shifts to New York.

* Game 3 at Yankee Stadium - Phils lefty Ken Heintzelman is pressed into duty to start the third game vs. Yankee stalwart Ed Lopat. Heintzelman continues the Phils great pitching, carrying a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning, when he loses control and walks the bases loaded. Konstanty relieves and gets Bobby Brown to ground to Hamner, but Granny boots the ball and the tying run scores. An inning later, Jerry Coleman's base hit pushes across the winning run in the last of the ninth, and the Yankees have squeaked out another 1-run win, helped by some shakey Phil's defensive play.

* Game 4 at Yankee Stadium - Phillie starter Bob Miller is matched against rookie Whitey Ford, making his first World Series appearance, as the Yankees try to wrap up the series in four straight. New York scores two runs in the first inning, and with the help of Yogi Berra's homer, three more in the sixth to take a commanding 5-0 lead. Still with a 5-0 shutout going in the ninth, Ford runs into trouble, although not entirely of his own making. After the first two Phils reach base in the ninth, Whitey gets the next two out. However, Andy Seminick's fly ball to left, which should have ended the series, is dropped by Woodling, and two runs score! Next up Mike Goliat keeps the inning going with a hit, and Stengel then removes Ford and brings in Allie Reynolds. "Big Chief" strikes out pinch-hitter Stan Lopata, giving the Yanks a 5-2 win and the World Series victory.

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