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Game 6 - October 5, 1947

Lombardi quiets Yankees, 3-1.
Little lefty forces a deciding Game Seven.

New York, Oct 5 - Vic Lombardi pitched a five hitter to lift the  Brooklyn Dodgers into a deciding Game 7 with a 3-1 victory before 74,006 spectators at Yankee Stadium. Lombardi kept the Yankees in check until a Joe DiMaggio triple and a Bill Johnson single plated the only Yankee run in the sixth. Lombardi received early support in the first inning as Jack Robinson belted his second home run in as many days. DiMaggio denied the Dodgers of another run by cutting down Johnny Jorgensen at home plate on a deep fly ball off the bat of Pee Wee Reese to end the third inning. Eddie Stanky singled in the final two Brooklyn runs in the fifth on a drive into the left center field gap scoring Furillo and Jorgensen. Reese followed with a single. After Reynolds walked Robinson to load the bases, Yankee skipper Bucky Harris called for Vic Raschi to relieve Reynolds. Raschi proved effective again in relief by extinguishing the fire with two shallow fly outs by Walker and Hermanski. 

Lombardi struck out seven Yankees en route to the victory. The left-hander allowed a Berra home run in four innings of work in Game 2, but certainly had the Yankees number on this afternoon. Bert Shotton refused to name his starter for tomorrow, but it will likely be Hal Gregg or Harry Taylor as those are the only two somewhat rested arms in the Brooks pen. Gregg who has made two appearances in relief as his Game 7 starter. Gregg appeared to be in a position of taking one for the team when he surrendered seven runs in less than two innings of work as New York took a commanding lead in Game 4 of the Series. Likewise, Harris declined to announce his choice of Floyd Bevens or Spec Shea would make his third start of the Series for New York.  

 
                     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 -  R   H   E
Brooklyn             1  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0 -  3   6   0 
New York             0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0 -  1   5   1 


Brooklyn              AB  R  H BI  Avg  New York              AB  R  H BI  Avg
E STANKY 2B            4  0  1  2 .185  S STIRNWEISS 2B        3  0  0  0 .333
P REESE SS             4  0  1  0 .385  T HENRICH RF           4  0  0  0 .240
J ROBINSON 1B          3  1  1  1 .240  J LINDELL LF           4  0  1  0 .200
D WALKER RF            4  0  1  0 .500  J DiMAGGIO CF          3  1  1  0 .350
G HERMANSKI LF         4  0  0  0 .143  B JOHNSON 3B           3  0  1  1 .200
B EDWARDS C            4  0  0  0 .174  J PHILLIPS 1B          3  0  0  0 .000
C FURILLO CF           4  1  1  0 .278   G McQUINN PH          1  0  1  0 .364
S JORGENSEN 3B         3  1  1  0 .364  P RIZZUTO SS           4  0  1  0 .333
V LOMBARDI P           2  0  0  0 .000  A ROBINSON C           3  0  0  0 .000
                                        A REYNOLDS P           1  0  0  0 .333
                                         V RASCHI P            0  0  0  0 .000
                                         S LOLLAR PH           1  0  0  0 .000
                                         K DREWS P             0  0  0  0 .000
                                         L FREY PH             1  0  0  0 .667
                                         B WENSLOFF P          0  0  0  0 .000
                      -- -- -- --                             -- -- -- --
Totals                32  3  6  3       Totals                31  1  5  1
 
 
Brooklyn                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
V LOMBARDI (W 1-0)        9.0   5   1   1   2   7  34   0   1   1   0  2.07
Totals                    9.0   5   1   1   2   7  34   0   1   1   0 
 
New York                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
A REYNOLDS (L 0-2)        4.1   5   3   2   3   1  21   0   0   0   1  6.54
V RASCHI                  0.2   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  0.00
K DREWS                   2.0   1   0   0   0   2   7   0   0   0   0  2.70
B WENSLOFF                2.0   0   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  6.23
Totals                    9.0   6   3   2   3   3  36   0   0   0   1 
 
 
Left On Base: Brooklyn 6, New York 6 
Double Plays: Brooklyn 0, New York 1 
Doubles: P RIZZUTO (1) 
Triples: J DiMAGGIO (1) 
Home Runs: J ROBINSON (2) 
RBIs: E STANKY 2(5); J ROBINSON (2); B JOHNSON (4) 
Stolen Bases: none 
Caught Stealing: none 
Hit by Pitch: none 
Ground into Double Play: none 

Game 5 - October 4, 1947

Yankees hold on for Series lead, 4-3.
Reynolds picks off Stanky for final out.

Brooklyn, Oct 4 - The New York Yankees swept the series at Ebbets Field to grab hold of the World Series as it returns to the Bronx. The Bombers quieted the overflow crowd of 34,379 with four runs in the initial five frames, and turned back a Dodger rally for a 4-3 victory in the pivotal Game 5 of the Series. With fireman Joe Page unavailable, Bucky Harris relied on Vic Raschi and Allie Reynolds to hold off those Bums over the final three innings. In the ninth, Johnny Jorgensen looped a single into left to open the inning against Reynolds. Al Gionfriddo was called upon to sacrifice Jorgensen over. However,  the little lefty could not handle the high fastballs from Reynolds and struck out. Don Bankhead was scuttled to run for Jorgensen  but was erased off the basepaths on a fielders choice off the bat of Eddie Stanky. Reynolds then caught Stanky leaning off first with a pick-off play that wrapped up this season's play at Ebbets Field to the disbelief of the Flatbush faithful.

New York took the early lead on doubles by Stirnweiss, Henrich and McQuinn. Joe DiMaggio was uncharacteristically cut down at home by a strong throw by Dixie Walker on McQuinn two-bagger. Phil Rizzuto drove in the third Yankee run in the fourth on a flyout to left scoring Johnson. In the fifth, Henrich ripped his second double of the game, and scored on a line drive off the bat of Johnny Lindell that ricocheted awkwardly off the right field wall. Lindell chugged into third before Furillo retrieved the ball, but was stranded at third. 

The Dodgers struck suddenly in the sixth as the silent bat of Jackie Robinson awoke from its Series slumber with a lead-off home run into the center field bleachers. Robinson was 4 for 20 prior to the clout. Walker followed with a single to right. Spec Shea retired the next two batters, but Furillo singled to continue the rally. Jorgensen singled past Stirnweiss to cut the Yankee lead in half at 4-2. Arky Vaughn pinch-hit for starter Rex Barney, and singled home Furillo from third base. Vic Raschi was summoned by Bucky Harris to relief a tiring Shea, and Raschi quickly extinguished the fire by retiring Stanky on a harmless pop fly to left. Raschi continued to baffle the home team with a perfect performance, and was surprisingly lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth. However, Reynolds was available and closed the door on the Series in Brooklyn.

	        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 -  R   H   E
New York             2  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0 -  4   8   1 
Brooklyn             0  0  0  0  0  3  0  0  0 -  3   9   0 


New York              AB  R  H BI  Avg  Brooklyn              AB  R  H BI  Avg
S STIRNWEISS 2B        3  1  1  0 .389  E STANKY 2B            5  0  1  0 .174
T HENRICH RF           4  2  2  1 .286  P REESE SS             4  0  1  0 .409
J LINDELL LF           4  0  1  1 .190  J ROBINSON 1B          3  1  1  1 .227
J DiMAGGIO CF          3  0  0  0 .353  D WALKER RF            4  0  1  0 .542
G McQUINN 1B           3  0  1  1 .333  G HERMANSKI LF         3  0  0  0 .176
B JOHNSON 3B           4  1  1  0 .182  B EDWARDS C            4  1  1  0 .211
A ROBINSON C           4  0  0  0 .000  C FURILLO CF           4  1  1  0 .286
P RIZZUTO SS           3  0  0  1 .350  S JORGENSEN 3B         4  0  2  1 .368
S SHEA P               3  0  2  0 .500   D BANKHEAD PR         0  0  0  0 .000
 V RASCHI P            0  0  0  0 .000  R BARNEY P             2  0  0  0 .000
 A CLARK PH            1  0  0  0 .000   A VAUGHAN PH          1  0  1  1 .750
 A REYNOLDS P          0  0  0  0 .500   J HATTEN P            0  0  0  0 .000
                                         A GIONFRIDDO PH       1  0  0  0 .000
                      -- -- -- --                             -- -- -- --
Totals                32  4  8  4       Totals                35  3  9  3
 
 
New York                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
S SHEA (W 1-0)            5.2   8   3   3   2   3  27   0   0   0   1  6.09
V RASCHI                  2.1   0   0   0   0   1   7   0   0   0   0  0.00
A REYNOLDS (Sv 1)         1.0   1   0   0   0   1   3   0   0   0   0  8.10
Totals                    9.0   9   3   3   2   5  37   0   0   0   1 
 
Brooklyn                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
R BARNEY (L 0-1)          6.0   8   4   4   3   1  27   0   6   1   0  5.19
J HATTEN                  3.0   0   0   0   1   1  10   0   0   0   0  6.35
Totals                    9.0   8   4   4   4   2  37   0   6   1   0 
 
 
Left On Base: New York 6, Brooklyn 7 
Double Plays: New York 1, Brooklyn 1 
Doubles: S STIRNWEISS (1); T HENRICH 2(3); G McQUINN (1); B JOHNSON (1); 
     S SHEA (1) 
Triples: J LINDELL (1) 
Home Runs: J ROBINSON (1) 
RBIs: T HENRICH (3); J LINDELL (3); J ROBINSON (1); G McQUINN (6); 
     P RIZZUTO (2); S JORGENSEN (4); A VAUGHAN (2) 
Stolen Bases: none 
Caught Stealing: none 
Hit by Pitch: none 
Ground into Double Play: J ROBINSON (3) 

Game 4 - October 3, 1947

Yanks knot Series in wild affair.
McQuinn homers to thwart amazing Dodger rally.

Brooklyn, Oct 3 -  Dodger announcer Red Barber often tells his audience to keep your ears open because something always happens at Ebbets Field. On this crisp fall afternoon, Barber nor any of the 33,433 patrons in attendance could frankly believe their eyes much less their ears as the Brooklyn Dodgers mounted one of the largest and most furious rallies in Series history. Yet those lovable Bums gain nothing and walk away shaking their heads at a World Series tied at two games apiece. Down 12-3 in the bottom of the sixth, the Dodgers plated nine unanswered to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. But in the eleventh inning, Yankee firstbaseman George McQuinn sounded the Brooklyn death knell with a  two-run home run off Ralph Branca which landed onto Bedford Avenue and deep in the backs of the Flatbush faithful. The clubs used a total of ten pitchers, a Series record.

The festivities began in the first as Eddie Stanky lifted Bill Bevens' initial offering over DiMaggio's head and into the center field stands. One out later, Robinson drew a walk and stole second, his third theft of the Series. Dixie Walker singled in Robinson with a liner over Robinson's head at second base causing the Dodger Sym-phoney to break into a rendition of "Happy Days Are Here Again". However, Brooklyn fortunes would turn more quickly than anyone in attendance would realize. With one out in the second, Johnny Jorgensen's throw drew Robinson off the bag on Billy Johnson's routine grounder. Harry Taylor dug the hole deeper with consecutive walks to Lindell and Rizzuto. Taylor struck out Bevens, but could not escape the inning unscathed. Stirnweiss slapped a single through the hole at second that tied the game. Tommy Henrich followed with a double off the center field fence that gave New York a 4-2 lead. Brooklyn skipper Burt Shotton summoned Game 2 hero Hal Gregg from the Brooklyn bullpen to extinguish the fire. Despite notching the win with three scoreless innings in Game 2, Gregg proved ineffective a second time with the Yankees. Berra singled past Stanky scoring Henrich. DiMaggio followed with a double down the left field line. Berra scored as Hermanski chased the ball down, and New York had silenced the Brooklyn rowdies with a six run inning. With the bullpen tired, Gregg took one for the team as the Bombers pelted the right-hander for ten hits in less than two innings of work.  

In the sixth, the Dodgers cut the Yankee lead in half with three runs on RBI hits by Hermanski, Furillo and Reiser. However, the lead seemed insurmountable despite the fact that Clyde King held the pinstripes in check. In the eighth, Yankee reliever Butch Wensloff was greeted by a Edwards single and a Furillo double that advanced Edwards to third. After Jorgensen was retired on a groundout, Eddie Miksis stepped in to bat for pitcher Barney. Miksis suddenly brought the crowd and the Dodgers into the game with a three-run blast down the  left field line. Bucky Harris wasted no time in bringing in fireman Joe Page for Wensloff. Page induced a slow roller to short by Stanky. Rizzuto barehanded the ball, and throw low into first. The ball eluded McQuinn at first, and Stanky was on by the error. Reese followed with a deep blast to left that miraculously brought these Bums to within a run. Robinson and Walker singled to get runners on the corners with the tying run at third. Page settled down to strike out pinch-hitter Cookie Lavagetto and get Bruce Edwards to pop out harmlessly to second. But, the Dodgers would have to wait until the ninth to catch New York. Furillo, playing for the injured Reiser, opened with a double to left center. Jorgensen attempting to sacrifice drew a free pass. Pinch-hitter Arky Vaughn sacrificed the runners over, and Stanky was pitched around to load the bases. Pee Wee Reese stepped up, and sent a deep fly to the right field gap. Henrich raced over and snared the fly over the shoulder, but could not turn and throw in time to catch Furillo with the tying run. The crowd, though less than half the size of the two great Stadium gatherings, made twice as much noise as ever had been heard in the Bronx...until silenced by the bat of McQuinn in the 11th. These gritty Dodger bunch may not recover from such a rally and disappointment.

                     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 -  R   H   E
New York             0  6  2  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  2 - 14  17   2 
Brooklyn             2  0  1  0  0  3  0  5  1  0  0 - 12  19   3 


New York              AB  R  H BI  Avg  Brooklyn              AB  R  H BI  Avg
S STIRNWEISS 2B        4  1  2  4 .400  E STANKY 2B            6  2  1  1 .167
T HENRICH RF           5  1  1  2 .235  P REESE SS             6  2  2  4 .444
Y BERRA C              6  2  1  1 .188  J ROBINSON 1B          5  2  2  0 .211
J DiMAGGIO CF          5  1  3  1 .429  D WALKER RF            6  0  3  1 .600
G McQUINN 1B           6  2  3  2 .333  G HERMANSKI LF         4  1  1  1 .214
B JOHNSON 3B           6  2  0  0 .167   C LAVAGETTO PH        1  0  0  0 .000
J LINDELL LF           5  3  2  2 .176   H CASEY P             1  0  1  0 .500
P RIZZUTO SS           5  2  2  1 .412   R BRANCA P            0  0  0  0 .000
B BEVENS P             4  0  2  1 .500  B EDWARDS C            6  1  1  0 .200
 L FREY PH             1  0  1  0 1000  C FURILLO CF           6  3  3  1 .300
 B WENSLOFF P          0  0  0  0 .000  S JORGENSEN 3B         5  0  2  0 .333
 J PAGE P              1  0  0  0 .000  H TAYLOR P             0  0  0  0 .000
 S SHEA P              0  0  0  0 .000   H GREGG P             1  0  0  0 .500
                                         C KING P              1  0  0  0 .000
                                         P REISER PH           1  0  1  1 .300
                                         A GIONFRIDDO PR       0  0  0  0 .000
                                         R BARNEY P            0  0  0  0 .000
                                         E MIKSIS PH           1  1  1  3 1000
                                         A VAUGHAN LF          1  0  1  0 .667
                      -- -- -- --                             -- -- -- --
Totals                48 14 17 14       Totals                51 12 19 12
 
 
New York                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
B BEVENS                  7.0   9   6   6   1   5  32   0   1   0   2  7.71
B WENSLOFF                0.1   3   3   3   0   0   4   0   1   0   1 11.57
J PAGE (W 1-1)            3.0   7   3   2   2   1  18   0   1   0   1  3.85
S SHEA (Sv 1)             0.2   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  7.71
Totals                   11.0  19  12  11   3   6  56   0   3   0   4 
 
Brooklyn                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
H TAYLOR                  1.2   2   5   0   3   1  11   0   1   0   0  0.00
H GREGG                   1.1  10   7   6   2   0  16   0   1   0   0 12.46
C KING                    3.0   1   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0   0  0.00
R BARNEY                  2.0   3   0   0   2   1  11   0   1   0   0  3.37
H CASEY (L 1-1)           2.2   0   1   1   2   0  10   0   0   0   0  1.28
R BRANCA                  0.1   1   1   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   1  7.50
Totals                   11.0  17  14   8   9   2  60   0   3   0   1 
 
 
Left On Base: New York 13, Brooklyn 11 
Double Plays: New York 1, Brooklyn 1 
Doubles: T HENRICH (1); J DiMAGGIO (1); G HERMANSKI (1); L FREY (1); 
     C FURILLO 2(2) 
Triples: none 
Home Runs: E STANKY (1); P REESE 2(2); G McQUINN (1); E MIKSIS (1) 
RBIs: S STIRNWEISS 4(7); E STANKY (3); T HENRICH 2(2); P REESE 4(4); 
     Y BERRA (4); J DiMAGGIO (2); D WALKER (3); G McQUINN 2(5); 
     G HERMANSKI (3); J LINDELL 2(2); P RIZZUTO (1); B BEVENS (1); 
     C FURILLO (1); P REISER (3); E MIKSIS 3(4) 
Stolen Bases: J ROBINSON (3) 
Caught Stealing: none 
Hit by Pitch: none 
Ground into Double Play: B JOHNSON (1); B EDWARDS (1) 

Game 3 - October 2, 1947

Newsom, Johnson lead Yankees.
6-2 victory cuts Dodger lead in half.

Brooklyn, Oct 2 -  Two days after the All-Star Break and with a one game lead in the American League, the New York Yankees purchased Bobo Newsom from the Washington Senators for the waiver price. Newsom paid dividends with a 7-4 record in 15 starts as the Yankees seized control of the pennant race. However down two games and marching into Ebbets Field, the Yankees receieved their largest payout from that July transaction. Newsom turned pinstripe fortunes with a solid eight inning performance as New York defeated Brooklyn, 6-2, in Game 3 of the World Series.

New York silenced the 33,098 Brooklyn faithful with four runs in the first. George McQuinn started the scoring with a single to right. George Stirnweiss raced from second and slid around the tag of Bruce Edwards with the first Yankee run. Billy Johnson cleared the bases with a three-run shot into the left field bleachers. Brooklyn's fate turned even worse in the bottom of the first as Pete Reiser left the game with a twisted ankle sliding into second. New York added another run in the second on a RBI single by Stirnweiss. Down 5-0, the critics came out of the wood work questioning manager Shotton's use of starter Joe Hatten in yesterday's 7-3 Dodger win. Newsom scattered nine hits in eight innings of work. Brooklyn rallied for a pair of runs in the fourth, but Newsom avoided further damage by inducing Jackie Robinson to bounce into an inning-ending double play. 

                     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 -  R   H   E
New York             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1 -  6  12   0 
Brooklyn             0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0 -  2   9   2 


New York              AB  R  H BI  Avg  Brooklyn              AB  R  H BI  Avg
S STIRNWEISS 2B        5  1  3  2 .364  E STANKY 2B            4  0  0  0 .167
T HENRICH RF           5  0  2  0 .250  J ROBINSON 1B          4  0  0  0 .143
J LINDELL LF           4  0  0  0 .083  P REISER CF            1  0  1  0 .222
J DiMAGGIO CF          4  1  2  0 .333   C FURILLO CF          2  0  0  0 .000
G McQUINN 1B           4  1  2  1 .250  D WALKER RF            4  0  1  0 .643
B JOHNSON 3B           4  1  2  3 .250  G HERMANSKI LF         4  0  1  0 .200
P RIZZUTO SS           4  0  1  0 .417  B EDWARDS C            4  1  2  0 .222
S LOLLAR C             3  1  0  0 .000  P REESE SS             4  1  2  0 .500
 Y BERRA PH C          1  0  0  0 .200  S JORGENSEN 3B         3  0  1  1 .300
B NEWSOM P             2  0  0  0 .000   C LAVAGETTO PH        1  0  0  0 .000
 J PHILLIPS PH         1  1  0  0 .000  J HATTEN P             0  0  0  0 .000
 J PAGE P              0  0  0  0 .000   R BRANCA P            1  0  0  0 .000
                                         A VAUGHAN PH          1  0  1  1 .500
                                         H BEHRMAN P           1  0  0  0 .000
                                         A GIONFRIDDO PH       1  0  0  0 .000
                      -- -- -- --                             -- -- -- --
Totals                37  6 12  6       Totals                35  2  9  2
 
 
New York                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
B NEWSOM (W 1-0)          8.0   9   2   2   2   1  34   0   1   0   0  2.25
J PAGE                    1.0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  2.25
Totals                    9.0   9   2   2   2   1  37   0   1   0   0 
 
Brooklyn                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
J HATTEN (L 0-1)          1.1   6   5   4   0   0  11   0   0   0   1 13.50
R BRANCA                  2.2   1   0   0   0   1   8   0   0   0   0  6.35
H BEHRMAN                 5.0   5   1   1   1   2  20   0   0   1   0  1.35
Totals                    9.0  12   6   5   1   3  39   0   0   1   1 
 
 
Left On Base: New York 6, Brooklyn 8 
Double Plays: New York 1, Brooklyn 3 
Doubles: P REESE (1) 
Triples: S STIRNWEISS (1) 
Home Runs: B JOHNSON (1) 
RBIs: S STIRNWEISS 2(3); G McQUINN (3); B JOHNSON 3(3); S JORGENSEN (3); 
     A VAUGHAN (1) 
Stolen Bases: none 
Caught Stealing: none 
Hit by Pitch: none 
Ground into Double Play: J ROBINSON (2); G McQUINN (1); P RIZZUTO 2(2) 

Game 2 - October 1, 1947

Brooks rally past Yanks for Series lead.
Hermanski home run caps comeback.

New York, Oct 1 -  The Brooklyn Dodgers rallied for an improbable two game lead in the 1947 World Series with a 7-3 victory as the Series travels to Ebbets Field for the next three games. Gene Hermanski poled a two-run home run in the sixth to give Brooklyn a lead it would not relinquish. Dixie Walker continued his fine hitting performance from Game 1 with three hits, including a single in the seventh scoring Jackie Robinson for the final Dodger run. 

Another early and timely hook by Brooklyn skipper Bert Shotton put the Flock back into the game. Arky Vaughn pinch-hit for starter Vic Lombardi in the fifth, and drew a two-out walk to extend the inning. Eddie Stanky followed with a single past Rizzuto scoring Bruce Edwards and Johnny Jorgensen to tie the game. After Hermanski's clout in the next frame, the Dodgers continued the assault on a shell-shocked Allie Reynolds. Edwards blasted the next Reynolds offering into the stands but the left field umpire signaled the ball foul. This is the first Series in which the alternate umpires were placed on the field to patrol the foul lines. Edwards was retired, but Reese singled and Jorgensen doubled Reese home. With two outs, Reynolds looked to escape as pitcher Hal Gregg stepped up to bat, but Gregg shocked the 69,865 in attendance with a long drive over the head of DiMaggio in left center field. In the seventh, Jackie Robinson manufactured a run by hustling out a slow roller to third. Robinson stole second and scored easily on Walker's single. 

New York drew first blood for the second time on Yogi Berra's two-run home run to right. The clubs have taken advantage of the short porch at Yankee Stadium with five home runs to right in the first two Series games. Joe Hatten put out a fire in the eighth caused by rookie Rex Barney walking the bases loaded. Hatten retired McQuinn on a grounder to short, and struck out Bill Johnson to end the inning. Hatten is scheduled to be Shotton's starter for the Series opener today at Ebbets Field. New York manager Bucky Harris is expected to turn to veteran Bobo Newsom.


                     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 -  R   H   E
Brooklyn             0  0  0  0  2  4  1  0  0 -  7  11   0 
New York             0  0  2  0  0  0  0  1  0 -  3   6   0 


Brooklyn              AB  R  H BI  Avg  New York              AB  R  H BI  Avg
E STANKY 2B            4  0  1  2 .250  S STIRNWEISS 2B        3  1  1  1 .167
J ROBINSON 1B          5  1  1  0 .200  T HENRICH RF           3  0  0  0 .143
P REISER CF            4  0  0  0 .125  J LINDELL LF           4  0  0  0 .125
D WALKER RF            5  1  3  1 .800  J DiMAGGIO CF          2  0  0  0 .200
G HERMANSKI LF         4  1  1  2 .167  G McQUINN 1B           4  0  0  1 .125
B EDWARDS C            2  1  0  0 .000  B JOHNSON 3B           4  0  1  0 .125
P REESE SS             4  1  3  0 .500  P RIZZUTO SS           4  0  2  0 .500
S JORGENSEN 3B         4  2  1  1 .286  Y BERRA C              4  1  1  1 .222
V LOMBARDI P           1  0  0  0 .000  A REYNOLDS P           2  1  1  0 .500
 A VAUGHAN PH          0  0  0  0 .000   K DREWS P             0  0  0  0 .000
 H GREGG P             1  0  1  1 1000   B BROWN PH            1  0  0  0 .000
 A GIONFRIDDO PH       1  0  0  0 .000   B WENSLOFF P          0  0  0  0 .000
 R BARNEY P            0  0  0  0 .000   A CLARK PH            1  0  0  0 .000
 J HATTEN P            0  0  0  0 .000  
 H CASEY P             0  0  0  0 .000  
                      -- -- -- --                             -- -- -- --
Totals                35  7 11  7       Totals                32  3  6  3
 
 
Brooklyn                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
V LOMBARDI                4.0   6   2   2   0   0  17   0   1   0   1  4.50
H GREGG (W 1-0)           3.0   0   0   0   1   2  10   0   0   0   0  0.00
R BARNEY                  0.1   0   1   1   3   0   4   0   0   0   0 13.50
J HATTEN                  1.1   0   0   0   0   1   4   0   0   0   0  0.00
H CASEY                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  0.00
Totals                    9.0   6   3   3   4   3  36   0   1   0   1 
 
New York                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
A REYNOLDS (L 0-1)        5.2   8   6   6   4   2  27   0   2   0   1  9.52
K DREWS                   1.1   2   1   1   0   0   6   0   1   0   0  6.75
B WENSLOFF                2.0   1   0   0   1   0   7   0   0   0   0  0.00
Totals                    9.0  11   7   7   5   2  40   0   3   0   1 
 
 
Left On Base: Brooklyn 6, New York 6 
Double Plays: Brooklyn 0, New York 2 
Doubles: D WALKER (2); S JORGENSEN (1); A REYNOLDS (1); H GREGG (1) 
Triples: none 
Home Runs: G HERMANSKI (1); Y BERRA (2) 
RBIs: E STANKY 2(2); S STIRNWEISS (1); D WALKER (2); G HERMANSKI 2(2); 
     G McQUINN (2); S JORGENSEN (2); Y BERRA (3); H GREGG (1) 
Stolen Bases: J ROBINSON (2) 
Caught Stealing: P RIZZUTO (1) 
Hit by Pitch: none 
Ground into Double Play: J ROBINSON (1); D WALKER (1) 

Game 1 - September 30, 1947

Walker leads Brooks in upset opener.
Home run in 7th decides 5-4 victory.

New York, Sept 30 - The Brooklyn Dodgers overcame a four run deficit on Dixie Walker's home run down the right field line in the seventh inning to take a one game Series lead with a 5-4 upset. Hugh Casey worked four scoreless innings in relief for the win. Yankee fireman Joe Page was saddled with the loss after surrendering Walker's clout before a stunned record crowd of 73,365. 
     Burt Shotton's Flatbush Flock looked to be in dire straits after stranding three runners in the first. Eddie Stanky led off the Series with a flair to left. Robinson was retired on a grounder to third, and Pete Reiser drew a base on balls from rookie starter Spec Shea. Walker followed with a sharp single to right, but Henrich raced in to hold Stanky at third. Hermanski grounded to McQuinn who saved the rookie hurler with a nifty double play. Fellow rookie starter, Ralph Branca, also found himself in trouble in the initial frame. After retiring Stirnweiss, Ol' Reliable Tommy Henrich singled to left. Rookie catcher Yogi Berra turned on a Branca fastball, sending the sphere into the right field stands for a 2-0 lead. 
     New York doubled its lead as Branca again faced trouble with the top of the Bombers' lineup. Stirnweiss drew a walk, and Henrich took a fastball off the elbow to put runners at first and second. Branca settled down to retire Berra on a soft pop out to Stanky, but DiMaggio singled past the Brooklyn second sacker to score Stirnweiss with Henrich moving to third. McQuinn bounced a high chopper off the plate, and was retired at first. However, the veteran Henrich hesitated at third then alertly raced home with the fourth pinstripe run on Edwards' throw to first.
     Dixie Walker led off the Brooks fourth with a double to center, but he appeared to be in trouble of being stranded as Shea retired Hermanski and struck out Edwards. Johnny Jorgensen battled Shea, and finally received a pitch to his liking, driving a pea down the right field line. Reese followed with an infield single off the glove of Stirnweiss, and Jorgensen held at second. Shotton made the first tactical move on the afternoon, and it proved to be a smart one. Eddie Miksis came off the bench to hit for Branca, and lined the ball past a diving Rizzuto at short. Jorgensen scored to cut the Yankee lead in half. In the fifth, Pete Reiser tied the game at 4-4 with a blast deep into the right field bleachers for a two-run home run scoring Robinson who had singled and stolen second base. The Yankees threatened in the bottom of the frame, but Rex Barney saved Hank Behrman by retiring Billy Johnson with a runner in scoring position. That set the stage for Walker's clout in the seventh coming after Page had struck out his first batter, Pete Reiser.
     It is believed that Burt Shotton will turn to the little lefty, Vic Lombardi, to start today's tilt. Bucky Harris will hand the ball over to Allie Reynolds in hopes of splitting this Series before the clubs travel to Ebbets Field.

	        1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 -  R   H   E
Brooklyn             0  0  0  2  2  0  1  0  0 -  5  11   0 
New York             2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0 -  4   8   0 


Brooklyn              AB  R  H BI  Avg  New York              AB  R  H BI  Avg
E STANKY 2B            4  0  1  0 .250  S STIRNWEISS 2B        3  1  0  0 .000
J ROBINSON 1B          5  1  1  0 .200  T HENRICH RF           4  2  1  0 .250
P REISER LF CF         4  1  1  2 .250  Y BERRA C              5  1  1  2 .200
D WALKER RF            5  2  5  1 1000  J DiMAGGIO CF          3  0  1  1 .333
G HERMANSKI LF         2  0  0  0 .000  G McQUINN 1B           4  0  1  1 .250
 C FURILLO PH CF       2  0  0  0 .000  B JOHNSON 3B           4  0  0  0 .000
B EDWARDS C            3  0  0  0 .000  J LINDELL LF           4  0  1  0 .250
S JORGENSEN 3B         3  1  1  1 .333  P RIZZUTO SS           4  0  2  0 .500
 C LAVAGETTO PH 3B     1  0  0  0 .000  S SHEA P               1  0  0  0 .000
P REESE SS             4  0  1  0 .250   V RASCHI P            0  0  0  0 .000
R BRANCA P             1  0  0  0 .000   L FREY PH             1  0  1  0 1000
 E MIKSIS PH           1  0  1  1 1000   J PAGE P              0  0  0  0 .000
 H BEHRMAN P           0  0  0  0 .000   B BROWN PH            1  0  0  0 .000
 R BARNEY P            0  0  0  0 .000  
 A VAUGHAN PH          1  0  0  0 .000  
 H CASEY P             1  0  0  0 .000  
                      -- -- -- --                             -- -- -- --
Totals                37  5 11  5       Totals                34  4  8  4
 
 
Brooklyn                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
R BRANCA                  3.0   4   4   4   1   0  15   1   0   0   1 12.00
H BEHRMAN                 1.2   2   0   0   2   0   8   0   0   0   0  0.00
R BARNEY                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  0.00
H CASEY (W 1-0)           4.0   2   0   0   1   2  15   0   0   0   0  0.00
Totals                    9.0   8   4   4   4   2  39   1   0   0   1 
 
New York                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO BFP  HB   D   T  HR   ERA
S SHEA                    4.0   9   4   4   3   2  23   0   1   0   1  9.00
V RASCHI                  2.0   0   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  0.00
J PAGE (L 0-1)            3.0   2   1   1   1   1  12   0   0   0   1  3.00
Totals                    9.0  11   5   5   4   3  41   0   1   0   2 
 
 
Left On Base: Brooklyn 9, New York 8 
Double Plays: Brooklyn 1, New York 1 
Doubles: D WALKER (1) 
Triples: none 
Home Runs: P REISER (1); Y BERRA (1); D WALKER (1) 
RBIs: P REISER 2(2); Y BERRA 2(2); D WALKER (1); J DiMAGGIO (1); 
     G McQUINN (1); S JORGENSEN (1); E MIKSIS (1) 
Stolen Bases: J ROBINSON (1) 
Caught Stealing: none 
Hit by Pitch: T HENRICH (1) 
Ground into Double Play: S STIRNWEISS (1); G HERMANSKI (1)