for the first time ever, an entire 58-minute DVD
is available containing all the highlights of every game of the
1955 World Series, plus a World Series preview of both the National
League champion Brooklyn Dodgers and the American League champion
New York Yankees, a summary of all the high spots of the series
by a TV sports news service of the 1950's and a post-World Series
locker room interview with Johnny Podres, the eventual hero of
the World Series! This DVD is an absolute MUST for all Dodger
fans, as 1955 will always be remembered as the year Brooklyn finally
won its only World Championship (after 7 previous tries)!
you'll see a special World Series Preview, a rundown of each player
on both teams before the series starts! Shown are some of baseball’s
greatest players of the 1950’s including Roy Campanella,
Jackie Robinson, Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider, Don Newcombe,
Carl Erskine, Whitey Ford, Bill Skowron, Don Larsen, Phil Rizzuto,
Billy Martin, Elston Howard, Hank Bauer, Gil McDougald, Yogi Berra
and Mickey Mantle!
the official 1955 World Series film by Major League Baseball (long
version) is a short version or World Series wrap-up, produced
by one of the national sports news services of the early 1950's.
This contains short highlights of the series and provides all-new
footage now available on DVD for the first time ever! Finally
you'll see a brief interview with series star Johnny Podres only
moments after the final out of the climactic 7th game!
1 at Yankee Stadium: Whitey Ford vs Don Newcombe –
Jackie Robinson’s steal of home is one of the highlights
of this game, although the Yanks win 6-5 in a battle of home runs,
two by Joe Collins and one by rookie Elston Howard in his first
World Series at bat! Carl Furillo homers for Brooklyn and Duke
Snider hits his first of the series, all of which will eventually
help establish a new HR record for a 7-game series (17)! Whitey
Ford wins with relief help in the 9th from Bob Grim.
2 at Yankee Stadium: Tommy Byrne vs Billy Loes –
Byrne tosses 5-hit complete-game 4-2 victory and singles in New
York’s final run during the Yank’s big 4-run 4th inning!
Even though the series now shifts to Brooklyn, it looks like another
typical Yank win over the Bums is in the making, with the Yanks
firmly in command of the series, two games to none!
3 at Ebbets Field: Johnny Podres vs Bob Turley –
In their band-box ballpark in Brooklyn, Bums bounce back with
an important 8-3 victory, Johnny Podres going all the way and
winning with HR help from Campy. A limping Mickey Mantle hits
his only home run of the series.
4 at Ebbets Field: Carl Erskine vs Don Larsen –
Brooklyn’s big bats are coming back to life as Roy Campanella,
Gil Hodges and Duke Snider all connect for round trippers. The
Dodgers bang out 14 hits and have now scored 16 runs in the last
two games off six different New York pitchers including Larsen,
who gives up 5 runs in 5 innings in his first World Series game!
Gil McDougald homers for the Yankees, but Brooklyn wins, 8-5.
5 at Ebbets Field: Roger Craig vs Bob Grim – Duke
Snider slams out two more homers to bring his record-tying total
to four so far in the series, with at least two more games still
to play! – This plus a blast by Sandy Amoros helps Brooklyn
roll past the Yanks for the third straight day! It’s a 5-3
victory for rookie Roger Craig, making his first World Series
start! Bob Cerv and Yogi Berra hit Yankee homers off Craig and
reliever Clem Labine.
6 at Yankee Stadium: Whitey Ford vs Carl Spooner –
Back at Yankee Stadium Whitey Ford holds Bums to four hits and
a single run while striking out eight as Yanks, with their backs
to the wall, square the series with a 5-1 victory. New York scores
all 5 runs in the first inning. Bill Skowron’s big 3-run
blast is his first World Series homer!
7 at Yankee Stadium: Johnny Podres vs Tommy Byrne –
This is the day Brooklyn will never forget! Sandy Amoro’s
famous catch and the great pitching of young Johnny Podres lead
the Dodgers to their first World Series title! In a well-pitched
game, the Dodgers score single runs in the 4th and 6th innings
on a single and sac fly, both by Gil Hodges. The key play of the
game occurs in the Yankee 6th. With two on, Berra slices a ball
to the opposite field down the LF line. With the runners moving,
Amoros streaks across the outfield, reaching one-handed to the
foul line to nab Yogi’s bid for a bases-clearing hit that
would tie the score! Not only does the catch rob Berra, but an
Amoros to Reese to Hodges play doubles McDougald running back
to first, and takes all the Yankee steam out of the inning! Podres’
cool pitching and fast ball-change up combo keeps the Yanks off
balance the rest of the way, and when Reese throws to Hodges,
retiring Elston Howard on a ground ball, Brooklyn’s Bums
are at last – World Champions!
You can get
your own copy of this rare film footage all on one DVD for only
$29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping (Illinois residents must add $2.00
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