Today we are excited to offer for sale a wonderful original 1941 World Series New York Yankees vx. Brooklyn Dodgers program! This was the First World Series for the Dodgers since 1920, and the first of many Series pitting the Yankees against the Dodgers. Yankees won 4 games to 1. This is a historic program documenting these two Baseball dynasties. Teams played this one at Yankee Stadium. Game 4 is the one that people still remember. Thanks to Pete Reiser’s two-run homer and pinch-hitter Jimmy Wasdell’s two-run double, the Dodgers clung to a 4-3 lead after eight innings. After relief pitcher Hugh Casey retired the first two Yankees in the ninth, the Dodgers were just one out away from evening the Series at two games apiece. Casey then struck out Tommy Henrich … but the ball got by catcher Mickey Owen (who was charged with a passed ball), and Henrich scampered to first base. That opened the floodgates, as Charlie Keller and Joe Gordon eventually rapped two-run doubles, propelling the Yankees to an improbable 7-4 victory. So close to defeat in Game 4, the Bronx Bombers closed out the Series in Game 5. In the second inning, the Yankees scored twice on a wild pitch and Joe Gordon’s RBI single, and that was all starter Ernie Bonham would need. Bonham went all the way, allowing just four hits on his way to a 3-1, Series-clinching win. One of the most popular programs, on the inside back cover is a tribute to immortal Lou Gehrig who had passed June 2. Many of these programs perished in wartime paper drives. Program is in good vintage condition, with wear, toning and patina commensurate with age and type of use. There is minor wear to corners. The cover has a tear on the seam at the bottom about half way up. Four pages inside are loose from staple binding. Still presents quite nicely. Item sold as is. This is a truly great piece of historic sports memorabilia and will make a wonderful addition to any Yankees/Dodgers collection. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 11-3/8″ in height, 9″ in width
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