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1955 Major League Baseball season

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1955 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 11 – October 4, 1955
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Yogi Berra (NYY)
NL: Roy Campanella (BKN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsBrooklyn Dodgers
  NL runners-upMilwaukee Braves
World Series
ChampionsBrooklyn Dodgers
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
Finals MVPJohnny Podres (BKN)
 MLB seasons
A ticket from the game where Sandy Koufax earned his first major league win on August 27, 1955.
A ticket from the game where Sandy Koufax earned his first major league win on August 27, 1955.

The 1955 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 11 to October 4, 1955. It featured 16 teams, eight in the National League and eight in the American League, with each team playing a 154-game schedule. In the World Series the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 4 games to 3.

For the third consecutive season, a franchise changed homes as the Philadelphia Athletics moved to Kansas City and played their home games at Municipal Stadium.

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Al Kaline DET .340 Richie Ashburn PHI .338
HR Mickey Mantle NYY 37 Willie Mays NYG 51
RBI Ray Boone DET
Jackie Jensen BOS
116 Duke Snider BKN 136
Wins Whitey Ford NYY
Bob Lemon CLE
Frank Sullivan BOS
18 Robin Roberts PHI 23
ERA Billy Pierce CHW 1.97 Bob Friend PIT 2.83
SO Herb Score CLE 245 Sam Jones CHC 198
SV Ray Narleski CLE 19 Jack Meyer PHI 16
SB Jim Rivera CHW 25 Bill Bruton MIL 25

Major league baseball final standings

World Series

The Dodgers won the 1955 World Series in seven games over the Yankees, who had defeated them in the 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953 World Series. This was the first World Series to feature a series MVP, with Johnny Podres winning with two wins and a 1.00 ERA, including a shutout in the deciding game 7.

NL Brooklyn Dodgers (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 September 28 Brooklyn Dodgers – 5, New York Yankees – 6 Yankee Stadium 2:31 63,869[1] 
2 September 29 Brooklyn Dodgers – 2, New York Yankees – 4 Yankee Stadium 2:28 64,707[2] 
3 September 30 New York Yankees – 3, Brooklyn Dodgers – 8 Ebbets Field 2:20 34,209[3] 
4 October 1 New York Yankees – 5, Brooklyn Dodgers – 8 Ebbets Field 2:57 36,242[4] 
5 October 2 New York Yankees – 3, Brooklyn Dodgers – 5 Ebbets Field 2:40 36,796[5] 
6 October 3 Brooklyn Dodgers – 1, New York Yankees – 5 Yankee Stadium 2:34 64,022[6] 
7 October 4 Brooklyn Dodgers – 2, New York Yankees – 0 Yankee Stadium 2:44 62,465[7]

Awards and honors


American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Paul Richards
Boston Red Sox Pinky Higgins
Chicago White Sox Marty Marion
Cleveland Indians Al López
Detroit Tigers Fred Hutchinson
Kansas City Athletics Lou Boudreau
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston
Chicago Cubs Stan Hack
Cincinnati Reds Birdie Tebbetts
Milwaukee Braves Charlie Grimm
New York Giants Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Mayo Smith
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Haney
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Stanky and Harry Walker

See also


  1. ^ "1955 World Series Game 1 – Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "1955 World Series Game 2 – Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "1955 World Series Game 3 – New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "1955 World Series Game 4 – New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "1955 World Series Game 5 – New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "1955 World Series Game 6 – Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  7. ^ "1955 World Series Game 7 – Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.

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