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Yankees win 1941 World Series...

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October 06, 1941

RHINELANDER DAILY NEWS, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, October 6, 1941 

* New York Yankees wins World Series 
* Mickey Owen's famous error in series 
* Joe DiMaggio 

This 8 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "Yankees Take Series As Bonham Pitches Four-Hitter to Win, 3-1" and a 1 column subhead: "Wyatt Yields Six Safeties, Strikes Out Nine".

Has a summary of the game, plus an inning by inning account & the box score.

Other news of the day throughout. Tiny binding holes along the spine, light browning, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall.

The name "Subway Series" arose for a World Series played between two New York City teams. The series was punctuated by the Dodgers' Mickey Owen's dropped third strike of a sharply breaking curveball (a suspected spitball) pitched by Hugh Casey in the 9th inning of Game 4. The play led to a Yankees rally and brought them one win away from another championship.

The Yankees were back after a one-year hiatus, having won thirteen (13) of their last fourteen (14) Series games and twenty-eight (28) of their last thirty-one (31) games in the World Series.

This was the first Subway Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, who had already faced the crosstown New York Giants five times, and the Series was now 1-0 in favor of the Bronx Bombers. These two teams would meet a total of seven (7) times from 1941-1956 - the Dodgers' only victory coming in 1955.

Category: The 20th Century