Dodgers Champs!

Sept. 30, 1959, Cover

Sept. 30, 1959: The Dodgers are the lead story over the explosion of an airliner. Of course, this isn't the home delivery edition, which probably had a different layout.

Sept. 30, 1959, Knitting
The Dodgers swept their playoff series with the Braves, becoming an
unlikely World Series participant that found an unlikely way to win the
deciding game.

Trailing by three runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Dodgers
rallied to tie it and then won the game in the 12th, 6-5. A former
Brooklyn Dodger hero, Carl Furillo, pinch-hit in the ninth and his
sacrifice fly scored Gil Hodges to tie it. In the 12th, Furillo's
chopper over the mound was fielded by shortstop Felix Mantilla but his
throw skipped past first baseman Frank Torre, scoring Hodges from

Never before had a National League team jumped from seventh place to
the pennant in one season. The Dodgers headed to Chicago for Game 1 of
the Series.

–Keith Thursby

At left, Mrs. Buzzie Bavasi is doing a lot of knitting for good luck! 

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Dodgers Champs!

  1. Duane says:

    “He’s across the plate and we go to Chicago !”


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