#Shortstops: Drawing the perfect postseason
Easily one of the most entertaining World Series ever contested was taking place between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. Prior to 1947, the Dodgers and the Yankees hooked up in the Fall Classic only once before, with the Yankees winning in five games in 1941. It was the beginning of a long run between the two teams battling it out for baseball’s top prize for the next decade and a half.
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It was a World Series never to be forgotten. It would see two little-known players, Al Gionfriddo and Cookie Lavagetto, bask in glory only to never play another game in the Major Leagues after the series. It featured record crowds, clutch performances and it ended in another title for the New York Yankees, their 11th in 24 years.
It was a series full memories, memories perfectly depicted by Gene Mack.
Michael Belmont was a 2019 library research intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development