A couple observations. Notice how the dugouts are unprotected with rails or nets. The celebration for a walk off now is much more dangerous for the hero. They often lose their clothing and until just recently were pummeled by the their teammates.
It is unlucky to be superstitious. My posts may be quoted in replies but may not be changed in any way.
Hate the Dodgers? Shiny and I wish to have a conversation with you.
Yep, despise them. I am a massive Yankees (and Mets) fan and there were some battles in the old days.
I still have nightmares of Steve Garvey, Hirscheiser, that Venezuela pitcher (I will NOT say his name) and many others.
I have two words for you: Sandy Koufax.
Heh, heh. The 1963 World Series. It is the first time in the World Series the Yankees or any other team have seen a pitcher like Koufax. The Yankees had an outstanding team all around. They had Whitey Ford, Jim Bouton, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and leadoff man Bobby Richardson and Berra. The weak hitting Dodgers relied on pitching led by the one two punch of Koufax and Drysdale.
Koufax was coming off one of the most dominating seasons in modern MLB history. He had led the MLB in wins, (25-5), strikeouts, and ERA, (on his way to eventually being the ERA leader for five straight years), while winning the Cy Young and MVP at the end of the season.
Yankee fans said Koufax would never strike out Richardson. Richardson had struck out only 22 times in 630 at-bats, without ever being struck out twice in one game.
The series opened in New York. Koufax struck out the first five Yankees. The guys' names included Richardson, Tresh, Maris and Mantle. Sandy would go on to strike out 15 Yankees for a new World Series record and strike out Richardson three times.
The Dodgers never trailed at any time in the series and swept the Yankees in four games with Koufax pitching two complete games. The Yankees were down a run in the ninth inning of the last game. Mantle and Tresh struck out looking at a curve ball that broke like a cheap folding chair, As he walked from the plate Mantle said, "How are you supposed to hit that shit!"
"The Yankees scored four runs, had only 22 hits, batted an anemic .171, and managed five walks compared to 37 strikeouts. It was complete domination."
Yogi Berra after seeing Koufax in game one rhetorically asked in awe, "How did he lose five games?" Dodger Maury Wills replied, "He didn't, we lost them for him."
Addendum: Here is what Pete Rose said graphically when asked about Sandy Koufax: