THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Thursday, April 21, 1955

Dodgers off to 10-0 start

The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 14-4, at Ebbets Field for their 10th consecutive victory from the start of the season - a major-league record that lasted until 1981. The Dodgers would lose two of their next three games before winning 11 straight for a 22-2 start. They completed their season by defeating the Yankees in seven games to win their only World Series while playing in Brooklyn. Centerfielder Duke Snider batted .309 with 42 homers and 136 runs batted in, catcher Roy Campanella hit .318 with 32 homers and 107 RBIs and first baseman Gil Hodges hit .289 with 27 homers and 102 RBIs.

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