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MLB: Yankees Five Consecutive World Championships Started by Beating the Red Sox

1949, the pennant race was once again between the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians.

The teams battled all season and on Sept. 1 the Yankees led the Red Sox by three games and the Indians by four and one-half games.The Indians faded but the Red Sox didn’t. 

At the close of play on September 30, the Yankees trailed Boston by one game with two left to play. Both would be at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees won both games to finish one game ahead of Boston.

The Red Sox led the first of the two games 4-0 at the end of the third inning, but the Yankees won 5-4.

Relief ace Joe Page, the Yankees late inning man, had to come in early. He worked 6 2/3 innings in relief of starter Allie Reynolds because the game ...

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