1955 recap:

Starter Johnny Podres shut out the Yankees 2-0 in Game 7 as the Dodgers won their only World Series title in Brooklyn, avenging five previous losses to the Bronx Bombers in the World Series.

The Lords of Flatbush had the best lineup in baseball with C Roy Campanella, 1B Gil Hodges, CF Duke Snider, and RF Carl Furillo all hitting at least 25 homers and driving in at least 95 runs. Campanella (.318, 32 HR, 107 RBI) edged Snider and Chicago’s Ernie Banks to win his third NL MVP award in five years.

Yogi Berra hit .272 with 27 homers and 108 RBI to win his second consecutive MVP award in the American League.

Twenty-year-old Tigers OF Al Kaline was the youngest batting champ in history, leading the AL with 200 hits and a .340 average. Flamethrower Herb Score won the AL Rookie of the Year as he won 16 games with a 2.85 ERA and a league-leading 245 strikeouts for the second-place Indians.

Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts led the majors with 23 wins on a .500 Philadelphia team, his last of six straight 20-win seasons. Giants OF Willie Mays hit 51 homers, the 11th time a player had eclipsed 50 home runs.

Six players entered the Hall of Fame in 1955, most notably Yankees great Joe DiMaggio, catcher Gabby Hartnett, and 3B Frank “Home Run Baker.

Individual Broadcasts, Debuts, Players . . .

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