1955 World Series. Satchel. Mickey. The Cobra. The 1939 Hall of Fame inductees.
Life.com just recently put up 27 rare and never before seen photos from the 1955 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees. Some of these photos are incredible and I find it hard to believe that some have never been seen by the masses. While a handful of the photos are familiar (ie. Jackie Robinson stealing home), the majority are definitely unpublished. My favorite (posted above) is of Billy Martin of the Yankees sliding into home while Dodgers Catcher Roy Campenella attempts to tag him out. Check out the gallery HERE.
Satchel Paige being followed by children in the streets. Such a great photo.
Aug. 11th, 1952. Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees slides in under Boston Red Sox Catcher Sammy White who is attempting to catch a high throw from Outfielder Dom DiMaggio. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 7-0.
Pittsburgh Pirate’s slugging Right Fielder, Dave Parker smoking in the dugout.
Top, L-R: Honus Wagner, Pete Alexander, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, George Sisler, Walter Johnson
Bottom, L-R: Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young
To check out a cool video from this historical day, click HERE.