Dodgers Win 3-2; On to Coliseum!

Sept. 28, 1959, Cover

Sept. 29, 1959

It's Dodger Day in Los Angeles. Got your tickets yet?

The Dodgers returned home to the Coliseum after beating Milwaukee,
3-2, in the first game of their playoff series. One more victory and
the Dodgers would be in the World Series against the Chicago White Sox.

Larry Sherry pitched an incredible 7 2/3 innings of relief to keep
the Dodgers in the game and catcher John Roseboro homered in the sixth
to provide the winning margin.

Speaking of tickets, 70,000 seats were going on sale for today's second game. Don Drysdale would face Lew Burdette.

At least one member of the White Sox was rooting for the Dodgers.
"Pop flies are homers in the Coliseum so that's the park for us,"
catcher Sherm Lollar said.

The City Council was behind the Dodger Day business, of course. "Los
Angeles has more baseball fans than any other city and each of our fans
is rooting for the team to stay on top," said Mayor Norris Poulson.

–Keith Thursby

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Dodgers Win 3-2; On to Coliseum!

  1. Duane says:

    I was watching the game on TV, I believe it was the 3rd game of the playoffs, when the Dodgers scored the winning run off an error by the Braves shortstop I think it was. I don’t think anyone who was watching that game on TV will ever forget Vin Scully’s saying, “He’s across the plate and we go to Chicago.” Fifty years leter, I still get chills thinking of it.


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