Dodgers of ’55 gave Brooklyn the chance to cheer
Their 1955 season got off to a rocky start, when their Opening Day game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out. The two teams reconvened a day later in front of just under 7,000 fans at Ebbets Field where the Dodgers defeated the Pirates 6-1. Brooklyn went on to win 97 more games that season, finishing 13-and-a-half games ahead the second-place Chicago Cubs in the National League.
The Dodgers would face the Yankees in October again the following season, but the 1955 title was the team’s only championship in Brooklyn before they moved to Los Angeles.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum preserves several artifacts related to the 1955 Dodgers, including a copy of the World Series program, the hat worn by Jackie Robinson during the Fall Classic, the bat used by Roy Campanella during Game 3 and a ring from the World Series.
Isabelle Minasian is the digital content specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum