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New York Yankees Didn’t Expect To Win the 1955 Pennant or World Series

has taken almost 56 years, but I have just discovered that my friends and I were more upset that the New York Yankees lost the 1955 World Series than they were.

Less than two minutes after Gil Hodges caught a low throw from shortstop Pee Wee Reese to retire Elston Howard, the Yankees were in their dressing room at Yankee Stadium.

They were a group of players in dishabille, certainly not sad and seemingly relieved that the grueling seven-game Series was finally over. As they prepared to shower and dress, the Yankees moved about with a quiet dignity.

The popular conception that the players on the team that has just lost the seventh game of the World Series sit at their lockers, stare into space and are filled with regret was shattered.

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