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Despite winning the National League pennant in 1947, 49, 52 and 53, the Brooklyn Dodgers just couldn't beat the dreaded New York Yankees. Every summer it looked like they would go all the way, only to fall short, leading to the Brooklyn lament of "Wait 'til next year!” 1955 was next year. The Dodgers pulled it all together, winning the pennant by 13 1/2 games. Roy Campanella narrowly beat out teammate Duke Snider in one of the most controversial MVP Awards and Don Newcombe won 20 games, the first time ever by a black pitcher. Again, the Dodgers faced the dreaded Yankees in the Series. Just like they had 4 times before, the two powerhouses see-sawed into the deciding seventh game. This time a local boy named Johnny Podres shut the Yankees out and Sandy Amoros turned a sure extra base hit by Yogi Berra into a game saving double play as the Dodgers won it all.

22 members of the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers have signed this Official National League Warren C. Giles stamped baseball. Hall of Famer and manager Walter Alston clubhouse signature is in blue pen across the sweet spot. Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda signed this ball, along with fellow Hall members Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Sandy Koufax. Other signatures on this ball include Gil Hodges, Clem Labine, Carl Furillo, Karl Spooner, Don Bessent (twice-signed), Don Zimmer, Billy Loes, Pete Wojey, George Shuba, Frank Kellert, Joe Black, Jim Gilliam, Sandy Amoros, Rube Walker and Ed Roebuck. The signatures are in good condition and the ball displays toning. This comes with LOA from JSA (Z55280). Please note that the signatures of Pee Wee Reese and Walter Alston have been deemed clubhouse signatures.

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,690.00
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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