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April 14

June 15, 2013

Well, I suppose I could might make myself look like a fool, but with Don Newcombe on the mound, I can’t pick against Brooklyn.  Besides, how can I pick the Giants against my Dodgers any day?  Fughetaboutit.

Renting a place here in Flatbush is great…I mean I’ve lived here forever, why not stay?  I’ll stay as long as the Dodgers do.

The game started at 3:30, and neither pitcher had it today at the Polo Grounds.

The Giants broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second when right fielder Don Mueller lined a single to right field, scoring Bobby Thompson.

Roy Campanella responded with a three- run smash to left-center off Maglie in the fourth, and Don Newcombe followed with a homer of his own, a line shot that got out in a hurry.  Atta boys!

Second  baseman Davey Williams singled home Mueller to cut the lead to two in the bottom of the inning.  Five innings would prove to be plenty of time to score in this contest.

A bases loaded walk by reliever Hoyt Wilhelm in the top of the fifth made it a three run game and gave Campy another RBI.

The pesky Giants fought back again in the fifth when Hank Thompson slapped a single to right, plating Mays.

Scoring would not resume until the top of the seventh, when Carl Furillo hit a three-run homer and Newcombe went deep for a two-run shot just two batters later.  Over the radio, you can hear the Grounds get quiet after Don’s second of the game.

New York hit a couple more homers, but the seesaw battle ended in a 10-8 victory for Brooklyn.

I’ll tell ya what, that’s a relief.  I’m interested to see how Billy Loes fares tomorrow in the bandbox of a ballpark.

NOTE: The recaps of this historic season are based on real games from the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers season.  All of the games are recapped using a boxscore, thanks to Baseball-Reference.com, and some other details were clarified using online sources.  The character desciribing the games is fictional.

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