This Day In Baseball October 4

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October 4, 1955 – The Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series with MVP Johnny Podres beating the New York Yankees, 2 – 0 in Game Seven. This would be the fifth time the two teams met in the series over a nine-year period and the first World Series televised in color. In 1957, the Dodgers would relocate to Los Angeles making this the Brooklyn team’s only World Series victory.

October 4, 1922 – For the first time, the entire World Series will be broadcast over the radio. Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing of the New York Giants-New York Yankees Series for station WJZ in Newark, NJ, whose signal is relayed to WGY in Schenectady, NY.

October 4, 1961 – Whitey Ford tosses his third straight World Series shutout. Home runs by Elston Howard and Bill Skowron, give the Yankees a 2 – 0 win in Game One of the 1961 World Series against Cincinnati at Yankee Stadium.

October 4, 1967 – At Fenway Park, St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Lou Brock collects four hits, two stolen bases, and two runs as St. Louis defeats the “Impossible Dream” Boston Red Sox, 2 – 1, in Game One of the World Series. Bob Gibson has 10 strikeouts and outduels Jose Santiago, whose home run is Boston’s only score.

October 4, 1906 – The Chicago Cubs win their 116th game of 152 played for a .763 winning percentage that has not since been matched.

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