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New York Yankees: Yogi Berra’s Revenge Was Sweet

Berra has appeared in 14 World Series. He batted an anemic .188 in the first five Series that he played in. But despite Berra's lack of offense, the New York Yankees won all of them.

Then it began. In his final nine World Series, Yogi hit .335 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs. He was especially effective against the Yankees' primary rival, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

During the late 1940s and most of the 1950s, at least until the Dodgers left Brooklyn, the greatest rivalry in sports was between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. The Yankees-Dodgers rivalry was not far behind.

In those days, it was a disgrace for one New York team to lose to another. The Dodgers and Giants played each other 22 times during the season, and if ...

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