On October 1, 1952, At Ebbets Field Joe Black becomes the first African-American pitcher to win a World Series game. The Brooklyn Dodgers’ right-hander scatters six hits and hurls a complete game in earning a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees

Jackie Robinson’s lead off home run in the second off of Allie Reynolds put the Dodgers up 1–0, but Gil McDougald tied the game with a lead off home run of his own in the third. Duke Snider’s two-run home run in the sixth put the Dodgers back in front 3–1. The Yankees cut the lead to 3–2 on a Gene Woodling triple and Hank Bauer sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth, but Pee Wee Reese gave the Dodgers that run back with a two-out home run in the eighth off of Ray Scarborough as Brooklyn won 4–2 to take a 1–0 series lead.

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