1947 World Series Brooklyn Dodgers Vs New York Yankees Dimaggio Berra J Robinson
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1947 World Series Brooklyn Dodgers vs New York Yankees DiMaggio Berra CaseyIn 1947, Jackie Robinson, a Brooklyn Dodger, desegregated major league baseball. For the first time in World Series history, a racially integrated team played.The 1947 World Series was the second meeting between New York neighbors, the New York Yankees (97-57) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (94-60), and the first racially integrated title series in Major League Baseball history.
The Yankees club was amidst a transition after legendary manager Joe McCarthy resigned in the middle of the 1946 season, and was replaced by Bill Dickey and Johnny Neun and eventually Bucky Harris in 1947.
Brooklyn was at the forefront of controversy in baseball throughout the entire season with the addition of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in MLB history, manning first base. The turmoil and racism surrounding Robinson was rampant across baseball and even in Brooklyn’s own house. Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey’s move to add Jackie to the roster proved genius as Robinson won the National League Rookie of the Year award, finished fifth in NL MVP voting and led the Dodgers back to the World Series for the first time in seven years. Brooklyn edged the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals to grab the National League pennant by five games while the Yankees, seemingly as usual, ran away with the American League pennant beating the Detroit Tigers by 12 games.In the second game, aAlready ahead 6-2, the Yankees broke it wide open in the seventh, courtesy of Dodger relievers Hank Behrman and Rex Barney, with four singles, two wild pitches, two walks and an error turning the Yanks' advantage into 10-2. Allie Reynolds scattered nine hits in a complete-game win.
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