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The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years.

Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Johnny Podres combined to give up only four runs in four complete games. Koufax started it off with a 15-strikeout performance in Game 1.

Manager: Ralph Houk (New York), Walt Alston (Los Angeles)

Umpires: Joe Paparella (AL), Tom Gorman (NL), Larry Napp (AL), Shag Crawford (NL), Johnny Rice (AL: outfield only), Tony Venzon (NL: outfield only)

Series MVP: Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles)

Television: NBC (Mel Allen and Vin Scully announcing)

Game-By-Game Results

Game 1: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, New York Yankees 2

Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers 4, New York Yankees 1

Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers 1, New York Yankees 0

Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers 2, New York Yankees 1

Trivia

  • This is the World Series that Jack Nicholson's character R.P. McMurphy lobbies unsuccessfully to watch on television (and subsequently "announces" by imagining the action) in Miloš Forman's 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He imagines quite a different scene than what occurred, however, as he describes Bobby Richardson, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and the Yankees knocking Koufax out of the box. In reality, the Yankees never led at any time in the Series, and only once in the entire Series (and that only for a half-inning) were the Yankees and Dodgers tied at a score other than 0-0. Later in the film, a brief clip of Ernie Harwell's NBC Radio broadcast of Game 1 can be heard.
  • This was the first time that the New York Yankees were swept in a World Series in four games (the 1922 World Series had one tie).

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