On October 2, 1952 –At Ebbets Field Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in Game 3 to establish a new World Series strikeout mark and he gives up just 6 hits in a 3-2 Dodger victory. The Dodger hurler’s performance bests the record of A’s Howard Ehmke, who struck out 13 Cubs in Game 1 of 1929 Fall Classic. 

Game 3 Recap – Although the Yankees won the Series, Brooklyn had at least one shining moment, as pitcher Carl Erskine set a new Series record by striking out 14 Yankees in Game 3. That broke Howard Ehmke’s 1929 record by one. Ersk’s record would stand until Sandy Koufax got 15 in 1963.

In that same game, Yogi Berra was hit twice by Erskine, making him the first American League player in World Series history to be a hit-batsman twice during the same game. The Yankees struck first in the fifth on an RBI single by Gil McDougald with runners on second and third, but the Dodgers tied it in the bottom half on Billy Cox’s fielder’s choice with Jackie Robinson at third. Robinson’s RBI single next inning put the Dodgers up 2–1, but again the game became tied at 2–2 in the eighth on an RBI single by the Yankees’ Gene Woodling. The decisive blow came in the bottom of the inning when Vic Raschi surrendered a Roy Campanella home run, which proved to be the game-winner.

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Brooklyn Dodgers 3, New York Yankees 2

World Series Game 3 Played on Friday, October 2, 1953 (D) at Ebbets Field
NY  A    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   2  6  0
BRO N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  1  x  -   3  9  0

WP: Erskine (1-0)
LP: Raschi (0-1)
HR: Campanella (1)

Play by Play

YANKEES 1ST: McDougald struck out; Collins struck out; Bauer
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Gilliam singled to second; Gilliam was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Reese was called out on
strikes; Snider grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Berra walked while Berra advanced to second on a
wild pitch [Berra to second]; Mantle was called out on strikes;
Woodling grounded out (first to pitcher) [Berra to third];
Martin walked; Rizzuto was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Hodges singled to left; Campanella struck out;
Furillo grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Hodges out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Raschi was called out on strikes; McDougald flied
out to left; Collins struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Robinson flied out to right; Cox grounded out
(third to first); On a bunt Erskine grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Bauer grounded out (shortstop to first); Berra was
hit by a pitch; Mantle struck out; Woodling popped to shortstop;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Gilliam grounded out (second to first); Reese
popped to third; Snider walked; Hodges walked [Snider to
second]; Campanella forced Hodges (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Dodgers 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Martin singled to shortstop; Rizzuto singled to
second [Martin to second]; Raschi out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Martin to third, Rizzuto to second];
McDougald singled to third [Martin scored, Rizzuto to third];
Collins was called out on strikes; Bauer grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Furillo lined to center; Robinson doubled to right;
Raschi balked [Robinson to third]; Cox reached on a fielder's
choice on a sacrifice bunt [Robinson scored]; Erskine singled to
left [Cox to second]; Gilliam popped to catcher in foul
territory; Reese grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Dodgers 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Berra singled to right; Mantle struck out; Woodling
struck out; Martin flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 6TH: Snider singled to right; Hodges walked [Snider to
second]; On a bunt Campanella made an out to pitcher; Furillo
was called out on strikes; Robinson singled to left [Snider
scored, Hodges to second]; Cox struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Yankees 1, Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Rizzuto grounded out (shortstop to first); Raschi
grounded out (shortstop to first); McDougald grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Erskine popped to second; Gilliam flied out to
center; Reese singled; Snider popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Dodgers 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Collins struck out; Bauer singled to center; Berra
was hit by a pitch [Bauer to second]; Mantle struck out;
Woodling singled to center [Bauer scored, Berra to third];
Martin grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Yankees 2, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 8TH: Hodges grounded out (shortstop to first);
Campanella homered; Furillo grounded out (third to first);
Robinson singled to center; Cox popped to second in foul
territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Dodgers 3.

YANKEES 9TH: THOMPSON REPLACED ROBINSON (PLAYING LF); BOLLWEG
BATTED FOR RIZZUTO; Bollweg struck out; MIZE BATTED FOR RASCHI;
Mize struck out; NOREN BATTED FOR MCDOUGALD; Noren walked;
Collins grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 2, Dodgers 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          2   6   0    9
 Dodgers          3   9   0    8