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1947 World Series: Yankees vs. Dodgers

The New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games to win the 1947 World Series. It was the 11th title for the Yankees.

Seven Hall of Famers played in the series, including Dodgers rookie Jackie Robinson.

In Game 7, Phil Rizzuto went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as Joe Page threw five shutout innings in a 5-2 win for the Yankees.

This aerial view shows Yankee Stadium where more
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This aerial view shows Yankee Stadium where more than 73,000 fans watch the opening game of the 1947 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees in the Subway Series on Sept. 30. The crowd is the largest in world series history.

Yankees manager Bucky Harris, left, and Brooklyn Dodgers
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Yankees manager Bucky Harris, left, and Brooklyn Dodgers manager Burt Shotton shake hands as they talk at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 1947, prior to the opening of the 1947 World Series.

Babe Ruth and his wife Claire sit in
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Babe Ruth and his wife Claire sit in a box at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 1947, for the opening game of the 1947 World Series between the Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Jackie Robinson, center, is
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Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Jackie Robinson, center, is caught in the middle between New York Yankees pitcher Frank Shea, left, and shortstop Phil Rizzuto, as he tries for third base in the first inning of the 1947 World Series opener at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 1947. Robinson was tagged out by Rizzuto.

Joe Page, New York Yankees pitcher, is flanked
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Joe Page, New York Yankees pitcher, is flanked by teammates Yogi Berra and first baseman George McQuinn after beating the Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3, in Game 1 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 1947.

With an estimated attendance of 73,000 fans, the
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With an estimated attendance of 73,000 fans, the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers start the first game of the 1947 World Series at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 1947.

Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio crosses the plate after
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Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio crosses the plate after homering in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series at Ebbets Field on Oct. 2, 1947. Johnny Lindell congratulates him as George McQuinn (9) and Dodgers catcher Bruce Edwards stand at left. Umpire is Ed Rommel.

Yankee catcher Yogi Berra faces off with umpire
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Yankee catcher Yogi Berra faces off with umpire Ed Rommel during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the World Series at Ebbets Field, Oct. 2, 1947. The Yankees claimed Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Hugh Casey, background, interfered as Berra tried to catch Casey's foul tip on a bunt attempt. Yankees coach John Corriden joins in at left as Yankee first baseman George McQuinn (9) and the Dodgers on-deck batter Ed Stanky (12) look on.

Teammates mob Cookie Lavagetto after his pinch-hit double
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Teammates mob Cookie Lavagetto after his pinch-hit double to right field in the ninth inning broke up a no-hitter and the Brooklyn Dodgers a 3-2 win over the Yankees in World Series Game 4 at Ebbets Field on Oct. 3, 1947. The hit scored two runs and ended Bill Bevens' bid for the first no-hitter in World Series history.

Yankees pitcher Bill Bevens, left, who pitched a
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Yankees pitcher Bill Bevens, left, who pitched a one-hitter and lost, 3-2, and outfielder Joe DiMaggio walk down the runway leading to the clubhouse at Ebbets Field after Game 4 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Oct. 3, 1947.

Brooklyn Dodgers manager Burt Shotton, right, joyously hugs
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Brooklyn Dodgers manager Burt Shotton, right, joyously hugs Harry "Cookie" Lavagetto on Oct. 3, 1947 in Ebbets Field after Cookie's ninth-inning pinch hit double beat the Yankees in Game 4 of the World Series, 3-2.

Cookie Lavagetto laughs as he poses for photographers
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Cookie Lavagetto laughs as he poses for photographers in Brooklyn's dressing room after the Dodgers' 3-2 victory in Game 4 of the World Series on Oct. 3, 1947. Lavagetto, batting for Ed Stanky, lined a double to right field to score the tying and winning runs against the Yankees.

Harry
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Harry "Cookie" Lavagetto, left, of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Floyd "Bill" Bevens, right, New York Yankees pitcher, prior to the start of Game 5 of the World Series on Oct. 4, 1047. One day earlier, it was Lavagetto who broke up Bevens' no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning of Game 4. Lavagetto's pinch-hit double drove in the winning runs in a 3-2 game for Brooklyn.

Harry
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Harry "Cookie" Lavagetto grins as he holds a photo of his wife Mary and recently born son he has not yet seen prior to the start of Game 5 of the World Series at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on Oct. 4, 1947, against the New York Yankees.

Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the
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Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, looks over picture report and transmission equipment at Associated Press picture headquarters in Ebbets Field during Game 5 of the World Series against the Yankees on Oct. 4, 1947.

Phil Rizzuto, Yankees shortstop, is out trying to
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Phil Rizzuto, Yankees shortstop, is out trying to steal third as Brooklyn Dodgers third baseman Johnny Jorgensen puts the tag on him after taking the throw from catcher Bruce Edwards in the second inning of World Series Game 5 at Ebbets Field on Oct. 4, 1947. Umpire Larry Goetz calls the play.

Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Vic Lombardi before starting Game
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Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Vic Lombardi before starting Game 6 of the World Series on Oct, 5, 1947, at Yankee Stadium. Lombardi allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings, but the Dodgers beat the Yankees, 8-6, to force Game 7.

Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto sails over the head
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Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto sails over the head of Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Jackie Robinson at second base in the first inning of Game 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium, on Oct. 5, 1947.

Al Gionfriddo, Dodger substitute left fielder turns his
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Al Gionfriddo, Dodger substitute left fielder turns his back to the plate and starts for the 415-foot-mark rail separating the Brooklyn bullpen from the playing field on Joe DiMaggio's bid for a home run with two Yankees on base in the sixth inning of World Series Game 6 on Oct. 5, 1947 at Yankee Stadium. The ball was about to drop over the rail when Gionfriddo leaped and speared it for the third out.

Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Al Gionfriddo entered Game 6
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Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Al Gionfriddo entered Game 6 of the 1947 World Series as a defensive replacement and ran down Joe DiMaggio's deep flyball for a catch that had the Yankee Clipper kicking the dirt in exasperation.

Bobby Brown, Yankee utility infielder, starts for first
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Bobby Brown, Yankee utility infielder, starts for first base on his pinch-hit double in the fourth inning of World Series Game 7 at Yankee Stadium against the Dodgers on Oct. 6, 1947.

New York Yankees' Joe Page pitches in the
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New York Yankees' Joe Page pitches in the ninth inning of World Series Game 7 against the Brooklyn Dodgers on Oct. 6, 1947.

Fans swarm onto the field at Yankee Stadium
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Fans swarm onto the field at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 1947 as they celebrate the Yankees' 5-2 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 7 to win the World Series.

Yankees reliever Joe Page flashes his victory smile
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Yankees reliever Joe Page flashes his victory smile on Oct. 6, 1947 in the dressing room at Yankee Stadium after blanking the Dodgers for five innings in Game 7 of the World Series. Page was winning pitcher in the Yankees' 5-2 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Yankees president Larry MacPhail, left, congratulates manager Bucky
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Yankees president Larry MacPhail, left, congratulates manager Bucky Harris in the dressing room at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 6, 1947, after the Yankees' 5-2 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series. MacPhail announced his retirement as Yankees president during the dressing room celebration.

Baseball Commissioner A.B. Chandler, center, congratulates Brooklyn Dodgers'
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Baseball Commissioner A.B. Chandler, center, congratulates Brooklyn Dodgers' players Dan Bankhead, left, and Jackie Robinson, right, for the part they played in the 1947 World Series, in the dressing room at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 6, 1947, after their team lost Game 7 to the Yankees.

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