On October 8, 1949 at Ebbets Field – Cliff Mapes broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with a two-run double off Don Newcombe. Yankee pitcher Eddie Lopat aided his own cause with an RBI double, and the advantage ballooned to 6–0 after a bases-loaded Bobby Brown triple scored three more in the fifth off Joe Hatten. Lopat pitched five scoreless innings before allowing two lead-off singles in the sixth. After a double play moved Pee Wee Reese to third, Jackie Robinson’s RBI single put the Dodgers on the board. After a Gil Hodges single, RBI singles by Luis Olmo, Roy Campanella, and Gene Hermanski chased Lopat and cheered Ebbets Field’s fans, bringing the Dodgers back to within 6–4. After that, though, Allie Reynolds held the home team hitless. 

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New York Yankees 6, Brooklyn Dodgers 4

Day

World Series Game 4 Played on Saturday, October 8, 1949 (D) at Ebbets Field

NY  A    0  0  0    3  3  0    0  0  0  -   6 10  0
BRO N    0  0  0    0  0  4    0  0  0  -   4  9  1

WP: Eddie Lopat (1–0)   LP: Don Newcombe (0–2)   Sv: Allie Reynolds (1)

Full Box Score

Play by Play

 

YANKEES 1ST: Rizzuto singled to center; Henrich singled to right
[Rizzuto to third]; Berra reached on a fielder's choice that
turned into a double play [Rizzuto out at home (third to
catcher), Henrich out at third (catcher to second)]; Phil
Rizzuto called for interference for running out of the baseline
to elude Roy Campanella's tag; Tommy Henrich rounded 2B too
far; DiMaggio walked [Berra to second]; Brown walked [Berra
to third, DiMaggio to second]; Woodling lined to center; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Reese doubled; Miksis grounded out (catcher to
first); Snider grounded out (third to first); Robinson grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Mapes grounded out (pitcher to first); Coleman
popped to catcher in foul territory; Lopat flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Hodges flied out to left; Olmo flied out to left;
Campanella grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Rizzuto grounded out (third to first); Henrich
grounded out (first to pitcher); Berra flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Hermanski struck out; Newcombe struck out; Reese
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 4TH: DiMaggio flied out to center; Brown doubled to
center; Woodling walked; Mapes doubled to left [Brown scored,
Woodling scored]; Coleman flied out to left; Lopat doubled to
left [Mapes scored]; HATTEN REPLACED NEWCOMBE (PITCHING);
Rizzuto singled to left [Lopat out at home (left to catcher)]; 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Miksis was called out on strikes; Snider flied out
to right; Robinson walked; Hodges struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 3, Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Henrich walked; Berra singled to right [Henrich to
third (error by Miksis), Berra to second]; Eddie Miksis
muffed Gene Hermanski's throw; DiMaggio was walked
intentionally; Brown tripled to right [Henrich scored, Berra
scored, DiMaggio scored]; Woodling flied out to center; BAUER
BATTED FOR MAPES; Bauer lined to right; Coleman grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers
0.

DODGERS 5TH: BAUER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Olmo popped to
catcher in foul territory; Campanella grounded out (shortstop to
first); Hermanski singled to right; BROWN BATTED FOR HATTEN;
Brown flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6,
Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 6TH: ERSKINE REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Lopat popped to
first; Rizzuto flied out to left; Henrich singled to right;
Berra popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6,
Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 6TH: Reese singled to center; COX BATTED FOR MIKSIS; Cox
singled to third [Reese to second]; Snider grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Reese to third, Cox out at
second]; Robinson singled to left [Reese scored]; Hodges singled
to center [Robinson to third]; Olmo singled to center [Robinson
scored, Hodges to third]; Campanella singled to left [Hodges
scored, Olmo to second]; Hermanski singled to right [Olmo
scored, Campanella to third]; REYNOLDS REPLACED LOPAT
(PITCHING); JORGENSEN BATTED FOR ERSKINE; Jorgensen was called
out on strikes; 4 R, 7 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers 4.

YANKEES 7TH: COX STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); BANTA REPLACED
JORGENSEN (PITCHING); DiMaggio grounded out (second to first);
Brown grounded out (second to first); Woodling grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers 4.

DODGERS 7TH: Reese lined to right; Cox flied out to center;
Snider struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers 4.

YANKEES 8TH: Bauer grounded out (shortstop to first); Coleman
flied out to right; Reynolds popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers 4.

DODGERS 8TH: Robinson grounded out (third to first); Hodges
grounded out (shortstop to first); Olmo was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers 4.

YANKEES 9TH: Rizzuto walked; Henrich singled to right [Rizzuto
to third]; Rizzuto was picked off third (catcher to third);
Berra flied out to right; DiMaggio struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers 4.

DODGERS 9TH: Campanella grounded out (third to first); Hermanski
struck out; WHITMAN BATTED FOR BANTA; Whitman struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Dodgers 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          6  10   0    7
 Dodgers          4   9   1    5