The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. Yankees manager Bucky Harris won the Series for the first time since managing the Washington Senators to their only title in 1924.
At the direction of Commissioner Happy Chandler, six umpires were used in the Series for the first time. In Series from 1918 through 1946, four umpires were used in the infield, with two alternates available for emergencies; however, no alternate had ever been needed, and Chandler believed they would be better used to make calls along the outfield lines. However, not until 1964 would the additional two umpires rotate into the infield during the course of the Series.
In Game 4, The Cookie Game, Yankee pitcher Bill Bevens was one out away from pitching a no-hitter, when Brooklyn's Cookie Lavagetto lined a base hit in the 9th inning, bringing home 2 runs for a miraculous 3-2 victory for the Dodgers.
This was the first World Series to be shown on television. Coverage was limited to New York City and surrounding environs. It was also the first World Series involving a nonwhite player, as Jackie Robinson had racially integrated Major League Baseball at the beginning of the 1947 season.
Game 1: New York Yankees 5, Brooklyn Dodgers 3
Game 2: New York Yankees 10, Brooklyn Dodgers 3
Game 3: Brooklyn Dodgers 9, New York Yankees 8
Game 4: Brooklyn Dodgers 4, New York Yankees 3
Game 5: New York Yankees 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 1
Game 6: Brooklyn Dodgers 8, New York Yankees 6
Game 7: New York Yankees 5, Brooklyn Dodgers 2
- 1947 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com
- Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments: Cookie Lavagetto beats Bill Bevens
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