Brooklyn’s 119-35 record in my 1953 replay would have been the greatest in baseball history, by far.
Fabulous team, Paul. I have no clue how these guys lost their Series to the Yankees that year.
Yankee pitching and the inability to stop a .257 hitter of murdering the Bums pitching. In the 1952 WS. said .257 hitter made the great catch on JR’s pop fly. Too, Snider swings at a pitch out of the strike zone killing off a Dodger rally and giving Bob Kuzava the chance to pitch two scorless innings for the win.
BTW Kuzava is still alive @ 91. An he was a lefty Also, with that great right handed lineup the brooks had [just ask Warren Spahn] They always seemed to have trouble beating Eddie “Junkman” Lopat when the game was on the line
I know it, Jeff! If they had only won the series that year I’m certain they would be in the conversation for greatest team of all time. They should be anyway, you know, small sample size of the world series and everything. Of course, (as college football fans know) it’s hard to call a team the “Greatest” when it didn’t even win it’s own championship.
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