On October 8, 1959 — In Game 6, the Dodgers defeat the ‘Go-Go Sox,’ 9-3, to win the World Series. Chicago’s speed and quickness weren’t enough to overcome Los Angeles’ hitting and pitching.

The victory in Game 5 gave the Chicago White Sox hope, heading back home to a “real ballpark,” as opposed to L.A.’s converted football stadium. But the change in scenery was no help. Early Wynn started with only two days rest, and after surrendering two runs in the third inning on Duke Snider’s home run after a walk, the Dodgers broke open the game with six more in the fourth. Norm Larker hit a leadoff single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on Maury Wills’s single. Wills scored on Johnny Podres’s double to knock Wynn out of the game. Dick Donovan walked Jim Gilliam before allowing a two-run double to Charlie Neal and two-run home run to Wally Moon to make it 8–0 Dodgers. Starter Podres was also knocked out in the fourth by Chicago’s last gasp, another towering three-run home run by the hottest Sox hitter, Ted Kluszewski, after a walk and hit-by-pitch. In the ninth inning, Chuck Essegian set a World Series record with his second pinch-hit home run of the Series off of Ray Moore, and the Dodgers captured their first championship as a Los Angeles team. Relief pitcher Larry Sherry (who earned the win in relief, finished with a 2–0 record on two saves and allowed one run in 12​2⁄3 innings) was voted Most Valuable Player of the Series.


 

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Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Chicago White Sox 3

 

 

World Series Game 6 Played on Thursday, October 8, 1959 (D) at Comiskey Park I

LA  N    0  0  2    6  0  0    0  0  1  -   9 13  0
CHI A    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  1

 

WP: Larry Sherry (2–0) LP: Early Wynn (1–1)
Home runs:
LAD: Duke Snider (1), Wally Moon (1), Chuck Essegian (2)
CWS: Ted Kluszewski (3)

Play by Play

DODGERS 1ST: Gilliam was called out on strikes; Neal singled to
center; Moon flied to center; Snider walked [Neal to second];
Hodges forced Snider (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Aparicio grounded out (second to first); Fox
lined to left; Landis singled to third; Lollar forced Landis
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, White
Sox 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Larker walked; Roseboro flied out to right; Wills
grounded out (second to first) [Larker to second]; Podres flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Kluszewski grounded out (second to first); Smith
walked; Phillips grounded into a double play (pitcher to second
to first) [Smith out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, White Sox 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Gilliam flied out to left; Neal struck out; Moon
walked; Snider homered [Moon scored]; Hodges popped to second; 2
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: McAnany popped to second; Wynn struck out;
Aparicio grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 2, White Sox 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Larker singled to center; DEMETER RAN FOR LARKER;
Roseboro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Demeter to
second]; Wills singled to center [Demeter scored]; Podres
doubled to center [Wills scored]; DONOVAN REPLACED WYNN
(PITCHING); Gilliam walked; Neal doubled to center [Podres
scored, Gilliam scored]; Moon homered [Neal scored]; LOWN
REPLACED DONOVAN (PITCHING); Snider grounded out (first
unassisted); Hodges singled to shortstop [Hodges to second
(error by Aparicio)]; Demeter grounded out (second to first); 6
R, 6 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: DEMETER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); SNIDER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Fox popped to shortstop; Landis
was hit by a pitch; Lollar walked [Landis to second]; Kluszewski
homered [Landis scored, Lollar scored]; Smith walked; SHERRY
REPLACED PODRES (PITCHING); Phillips singled [Smith to third];
GOODMAN BATTED FOR MCANANY; Goodman struck out; TORGESON BATTED
FOR LOWN; Torgeson walked [Phillips to second]; Dodgers coach
Dressen ejected by 1B umpire Hurley for arguing balls and
strikes; Aparicio popped to shortstop; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

DODGERS 5TH: GOODMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); PHILLIPS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); STALEY REPLACED TORGESON
(PITCHING); Roseboro flied to right; Wills grounded out (third
to first); Sherry singled; Gilliam lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Fox doubled to right; Landis flied to right;
Lollar flied out to center; Kluszewski grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

DODGERS 6TH: Neal popped to first; On a bunt Moon made an out to
pitcher; Snider grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Smith grounded out (second to first); Phillips
flied out to right; Goodman flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

DODGERS 7TH: Hodges grounded out (shortstop to first); Demeter
singled to center; Roseboro flied out to right; Demeter was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 7TH: ROMANO BATTED FOR STALEY; Romano grounded out
(shortstop to first); Aparicio singled to left; Fox lined to
left; Landis forced Aparicio (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

DODGERS 8TH: PIERCE REPLACED ROMANO (PITCHING); Wills grounded
out (first unassisted); Sherry singled to left; Gilliam lined to
left; Neal singled to right [Sherry to second]; Moon struck out;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Lollar flied out to center; Kluszewski doubled to
left; Smith grounded out (third to first); Phillips grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8, White Sox
3.

DODGERS 9TH: MOORE REPLACED PIERCE (PITCHING); ESSEGIAN BATTED
FOR SNIDER; Essegian homered; Hodges grounded out (shortstop to
first); Demeter struck out; Roseboro popped to catcher in foul
territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 9, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 9TH: FAIRLY REPLACED ESSEGIAN (PLAYING RF); Goodman
grounded out (pitcher to first); CASH BATTED FOR MOORE; Cash
lined to center; Aparicio flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 9, White Sox 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          9  13   0    7
 White Sox        3   6   1    7