New York and Cleveland went down to the wire in the American League with the Yankees clinching in the final weekend.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn topped the Giants to win the National League pennant by four and a half games.
The Yankees won Games 6 and 7 to take their fourth straight World Series as Johnny Mize, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle combined for seven home runs. The champions were led by 20-game winner Allie Reynolds and a potent lineup featuring Yogi Berra and a 20-year-old outfielder from Oklahoma named Mickey Mantle.
Cleveland’s rotation of Early Wynn, Mike Garcia, Bob Lemon, and Bob Feller featured three 20-game winners, while CF Larry Doby and 1B Luke Easter were the top two home run hitters in the league.
Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Bobby Shantz (24-7, 2.48 ERA) led the American League in wins to earn the AL MVP award. Pittsburgh OF Ralph Kiner led the National League in home runs for the seventh consecutive year.
Brooklyn reliever Joe Black won 15 games and saved 15 games to earn the National League Rookie of the Year award. Chicago Cubs OF Hank Sauer (.270, 37 HR, 121 RBI) edged Black and 28-game winner Robin Roberts to win the NL MVP award.
Individual Broadcasts, Debuts, Players . . .