THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JOHNNY PODRES, CLEM LABINE, ROGER CRAIG - HFSID 277516
Sale Price $306.00
BROOKLYN DODGERS (1955)
Color 20x16 composite photo of the three winning pitchers in the Dodgers' first ever World Championship against a backdrop of Ebbets Field, signed by all three hurlers.
Composite Photograph signed: "Clem Labine/Boys of Summer", "Johnny Podres/55 WS MVP", "Roger Craig/55 WS Champs". Color 20x16. Although the Brooklyn Dodgers had appeared in several World Series, dating back to 1920, they had never won one. Finally that year, Brooklyn's beloved "bums", loaded with talent but still considered underdogs to the cross-town Yankee dynasty, which had whipped them in 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953, came out on top. To make the victory even more thrilling, "the Boys of Summer", to use the title of a celebrated book by Roger Kahn, came back to win after losing the first two games, something never before accomplished in the World Series. CLEM LABINE won Game 4 in relief, and finished up for victorious starter ROGER CRAIG in Game 5. JOHNNY PODRES, a 9-10 pitcher in the regular season, threw complete games in Games 3 and 7, allowing only two runs in 18 innings and being named Series MVP. The '55 World Championship would prove to be Brooklyn's only one; the team departed for the West Coast after the 1958 season. Ebbets Field was torn down in 1960, replaced by apartment buildings, but many baseball fans still visit the site. Clem Labine died on March 2, 2007; Johnny Podres on January 13, 2008. Minor surface scratches. Fine condition.
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