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New York Yankees: What Is the 2011 World Championship Worth? Ask Casey Stengel

New York Yankees trailed the Milwaukee Braves three games to one in the 1958 World Series. The Braves dominated the Yankees after beating them for the 1957 World Championship.

Manager Casey Stengel sent Bob Turley, who would win the Cy Young Award as the Major League's best pitcher for 1958, to the Yankee Stadium mound to face nemesis Lew Burdette. The former Yankee right-hander had beaten the Yankees three times in 1957 and once already in the Series.

Turley shut out the Braves, 7-0.

The next day was a travel day to Milwaukee's County Stadium. Whitey Ford started against Warren Spahn, each on two days' rest.

Ford lasted only one-and-one-third innings, but Spahn worked into the 10th inning. You see, the idea was to win the World Series.

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