Good day everyone!
On the blog today, we move on to the next stage of the great Jackie Robinson's historic career, this time his World Championship of 1955, the year "Dem Bums" finally beat their dreaded crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees:
Of course the image I used is his famous steal of home that Hall of Famer Yogi Berra swore to his last days that Jackie was out.
The momentum was all Dodgers this time, even though it took the Dodgers seven games to finally win it all.
The Yankees won the first two games of the Fall Classic, but the Dodgers reeled off three straight, marking the home team winning the first five games of the series.
After the Yanks came back to force a game seven in the sixth game, winning 5-1 behind Whitey Ford and his second win of the series, the Dodgers handed the ball to young Johnny Podres, who would go on to shut out the powerful Yankee line-up 2-0, giving the fans of Brooklyn their long-awaited win.
For Jackie, he didn't have the best of series, hitting only .182 with four hits over 22 at-bats, but he did score five runs, while stealing that ever-important base at home during Game 1.Nevertheless, the man took home a World Championship while giving the fans of Brooklyn more to cheer about before having their hearts ripped from their chests just three years later when the team would move to Los Angeles.