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1955 World Series: Whitey Ford Almost Beat the Brooklyn Dodgers Single-Handedly

fact that former Yankee great Whitey Ford failed to complete the first game of the 1955 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Yankee Stadium was a negative, but the New York Yankees left-hander still managed to hang on for a 6-5 victory.

Facing a powerful Brooklyn batting order in which Duke Snider was the only left-handed hitter, Ford allowed five runs (three of which were earned), nine hits and four walks. It was far from vintage Ford.

Brooklyn ace Don Newcombe was worse. He allowed two home runs to Joe Collins, one to Elston Howard, who was making his World Series debut, and also gave up all six Yankees runs in only 5 and 2/3 innings.

After eight innings, the Yankees held a 6-5 lead. Yankees skipper Casey Stengel then made ...

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