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 MSGNetwork.com
He has also drawn on his vast expertise of the history of the New York City subway system to contribute subway-themed baseball features to Yankees and Mets “Subway Series” telecasts.
With the help of his wife Shirley, Fischler has authored or co-authored more than 90 books on the game, including “The Hockey Encyclopedia,” “Everybody's Hockey Book,” “The New NHL Encyclopedia” and most recently “MetroIce: A Century of Hockey in Greater New York,” focusing on the Rangers, Islanders and Devils franchises.
Fischler began his broadcasting career in Boston as analyst for the New England Whalers of the WHA on WKBG-TV in 1973-74.
www.msgnetwork.com /ourteam_sfischler.jsp   (527 words)

  
 World Series - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
This is the first time that the New York Yankees were swept in a World Series in four games (the 1922 series had one tie).
A persistent myth is that the "World" in "World Series" came about because the New York World newspaper sponsored it.
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /world_series.htm   (527 words)

  
 1954 World Series by Baseball Almanac
For the sixth consecutive season, the World Championship title remained in New York, although this time it was in the hands of the National League.
Still, many had predicted that the Indians would sweep the Series due to the Giants post-season debacles of the past and Cleveland's surprise dethroning of the perennial champion Yankees.
With the opener tied at 2-2 (in the eighth) and two Cleveland runners on base, Willie Mays made a spinning, over-the-shoulder catch (of a 460-foot smash from Vic Wertz) in deep centerfield and fired a bullet to the infield that held the runners from tagging up and scoring.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1954ws.shtml   (527 words)

  
 1954 New York Journal-American Checklist
What sets this set apart from many of the other "regional" issues of 1954 is the fact that this one was distributed throughout New York, the largest city in the country and home to one of the largest baseball fan bases.
The Yankees, Dodgers and Giants were in contention for their leagues' pennants season after season, and in 1954 the Giants won the World Championship.
Baseball fans know that the 1950s were a "Golden Age" of sorts for baseball in the New York City area.
www.geocities.com /chrisstufflestreet/1954ja.html   (428 words)

  
 1954 New York Yankees Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Teams > New York Yankees > 1954 Statistics / Schedule and Splits / Transactions
The All American Retro Baseball League, founded in 2003, uses popular Strat-O-Matic software to re-live baseball's glory years beginning with the 1954 season.
Statistics may come from our work, the Baseball Databank, or other sources including SABR.org.
www.baseball-reference.com /teams/NYY/1954.shtml   (225 words)

  
 Postseason Index - Baseball-Reference.com
World Series (4-1): New York Yankees (98-56, AL) vs. St.
Series outcomes and season records are in () 's, and series winners are in Bold and listed first.
Career World Series and Postseason Batting Leaders and Pitching Leaders
baseball-reference.com /postseason   (225 words)

  
 1954 World Series - New York vs Cleveland Mlb Willie Mays makes the catch and Dusty Rhodes...
The 1954 Cleveland Indians discovered the secret of ending the New York Yankees streak of five straight American League pennants and World Championships: all they had to do was win a record 111 games.
Videos of Giant losses in the World Series are available for the 1951, 1962, 1989, and 2002 seasons as well.
Actually, his success was not that surprising: during the regular season the platoon player batted.341 with 15 homers and 50 RBIs in only 164 times at bat.
www.this-is-great.com /info/jafibjaaia   (225 words)

  
 MLB.com 1954 World Series Video Cleveland Indians New York Giants : Hot Records - Authentic Product
The Indians, winners of 111 games in the regular season, dethroned the New York Yankees in the American League, but they could not do the same to their city rivals, as the Giants completed a shocking 4-0 sweep of the Indians to win their first World Series title in over 20 years.
Watch Willie Mays make one of the most famous catches in Major League history in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Giants.
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www.teacherhumor.com /mlb/baseball-details/1763036.html   (225 words)

  
 Yankee News
The Yankees establish an American-League record with their 112th win of the season (a 6-1 win vs. Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium), breaking the mark of 111 by the 1954 Cleveland Indians (they complete the season with an AL record 114th victory on September 27 vs. Tampa Bay).
The New York Yankees first played ball in 1903 and since that time over 1,200 ball players have had the privilege of putting on the Yankee pinstripes.
Jacob Ruppert and Col. Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston purchase the Yankees for $460,000.
www.ultimateyankees.com /YankeeHistory.html   (4709 words)

  
 1954 Indians BaseballLibrary.com
Finishing the season with 111 wins (eight more than the Yankees' 103, the highest total of Casey Stengel's career) the Indians faced the New York Giants in the World Series, where what had been such a great season for the Cleveland crew came to an abrupt halt.
Even though the Yankees scored more runs than the Tribe and had a higher batting and slugging averages to boot, the Indians outpaced the Bronx Bombers with their superior pitching.
The Indians didn't cement their lead over New York until they swept a key double-header against the Yanks at Municipal Stadium on September 12th behind sparkling pitching performances from Bob Lemon and Early Wynn.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/features/topteams/1954indians.stm   (795 words)

  
 East Hartford Gazette - News - 10/30/2003 - INSIDE SPORTS: Cipolla to return to Silkworms
YANKEE LEGEND BILL "MOOSE" SKOWRON SPEAKS AT WORLD SERIES CLUB: Typical of the solid players who made the New York Yankee teams of the 1950's and early 1960's champions was first baseman Bill "Moose" Skowron, season-opening speaker for the World Series Club of Hartford County, Monday, November 17, 2003, 6 p.m.
A former Purdue University football kicker, Skowron opted for a professional baseball career, breaking in with New York in 1954.
He was the hero of the Yankees win over the Braves in 1958, driving in the winning run in game 6 and hitting a 3-run to secure game 7.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10436532&BRD=1642&PAG=461&dept_id=10303&rfi=6   (547 words)

  
 East Hartford Gazette - News - 10/30/2003 - INSIDE SPORTS: Cipolla to return to Silkworms
YANKEE LEGEND BILL "MOOSE" SKOWRON SPEAKS AT WORLD SERIES CLUB: Typical of the solid players who made the New York Yankee teams of the 1950's and early 1960's champions was first baseman Bill "Moose" Skowron, season-opening speaker for the World Series Club of Hartford County, Monday, November 17, 2003, 6 p.m.
A former Purdue University football kicker, Skowron opted for a professional baseball career, breaking in with New York in 1954.
Part of the Dodger team that swept the Yankees in 1963, Skowron had 5 hits in 13 at bats, including a homerun against his old team.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10436532&BRD=1642&PAG=461&dept_id=10303&rfi=6   (547 words)

  
 Bill Skowron Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Skowron was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 13, 1954, with the New York Yankees, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
Did you know that you can compare Bill Skowron to other rookies who also had their Major League debut during the 1954 American League season?
Bill Skowron's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Bill Skowron baseball statistics page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=skowrbi01   (547 words)

  
 Charlie Devens -- Pitched for Yankees in 1932
Charles Devens, reported to be the last living New York Yankee from Babe Ruth's final championship season of 1932, died on Aug. 13, 2003 in Milton, Pa. He was 93.
Devens, who pitched for Harvard, was signed by the New York Yankees in 1932 for a rookie contract and a bonus of $5,000.
It was at the end of that season, in the World Series against the Cubs, that Devens was a witness to one of baseball's most debated moments -- the Babe Ruth called shot.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/d/devens_charlie.html   (428 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB - Living Legends: Ernie Harwell
Harwell was with the Dodgers through the end of the 1949 season, then took a job to work with Russ Hodges on the New York Giants' radio and television broadcasts.
Harwell left the Giants to become the lead broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles in 1954 (their first season after moving from St. Louis), then moved on to the Detroit Tigers for the 1960 season.
Besides Thomson's historic home run, Harwell broadcast the Yankees-Red Sox playoff game in 1978 and the classic Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series between the Red Sox and Angels.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/story?id=1591168   (1487 words)

  
 Art Ditmar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arthur John Ditmar (born April 3, 1929 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Athletics (Philadelphia, 1954- Kansas City, 1955-56, 1961-62) and the New York Yankees (1957-1961).
Ditmar won 47 games for the Yankees in a span of five years, with a career-high 15 in 1960, despite he didn't get to pitch on a regular basis in a rotation that included Whitey Ford, Bobby Shantz, Don Larsen and Bob Turley.
In a nine-season career, Ditmar compiled a 72-77 record with 552 strikeouts and a 3.98 ERA in 1268.0 innings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Art_Ditmar   (1487 words)

  
 American Heroes
This 1951 WS was the third straight World Championship for the New York Yankees.
Eddie Lopat pitched in the majors with the White Sox 1944-47, Yankees 1948-53 and Orioles 1954-55.
Collins played in seven World Series with the Yankees and was considered one of the better clutch-hitters during the early 1950's.
www.baseballhistorian.com /html/american_heroes.cfm?page=29   (1487 words)

  
 Mickey Owen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From 1941 to 1944, Owen averaged 46 RBI a season for the Dodgers and played for the Brooklyn team that faced the New York Yankees in the 1941 World Series.
Between 1937 and 1954, Owen played for the St.
In a 13-season career, Owen posted a.255 batting average with 14 home runs and 378 RBI in 1209 games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mickey_Owen   (1487 words)

  
 New York Yankees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New York Yankees are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York.
The Yankees are only the third franchise in sports history to draw over 4 million in regular season attendance at their own ballpark (the others being the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays with 4,057,947 and the 1993 Colorado Rockies with 4,483,350).
The Yankees, however, won the division, clinching it in the second-to-last game of the season against the Red Sox.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_York_Yankees   (7397 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The win came against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Twenty-four-year-old right-hander Art Ditmar started and won the Philadelphia Athletics' last game of the 1954 season.
The next season, Ditmar and his teammates found themselves playing in Kansas City.
www.clubhouselawyer.com /chap13-4.htm   (7397 words)

  
 1954 World Series by Baseball Almanac
For the sixth consecutive season, the World Championship title remained in New York, although this time it was in the hands of the National League.
Still, many had predicted that the Indians would sweep the Series due to the Giants post-season debacles of the past and Cleveland's surprise dethroning of the perennial champion Yankees.
With the opener tied at 2-2 (in the eighth) and two Cleveland runners on base, Willie Mays made a spinning, over-the-shoulder catch (of a 460-foot smash from Vic Wertz) in deep centerfield and fired a bullet to the infield that held the runners from tagging up and scoring.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1954ws.shtml   (7397 words)

  
 MSGNetwork.com
He has also drawn on his vast expertise of the history of the New York City subway system to contribute subway-themed baseball features to Yankees and Mets “Subway Series” telecasts.
In 1988 and again in 1999, Fischler won a New York Emmy award for his work as an analyst on those telecasts and another in 1999.
A one-time Vice President of the Rangers Fan Club, Fischler’s first job out of Brooklyn College was as Rangers publicist under Herb Goren during the 1954-55 season.
www.msgnetwork.com /ourteam_sfischler.jsp   (527 words)

  
 Bill Skowron Baseball Statistics by Baseball Almanac
Skowron was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 13, 1954, with the New York Yankees.
Did you know that you can compare Bill Skowron to other rookies who also had their Major League debut during the 1954 American League season?
Bill Skowron was born on Thursday, December 18 1930, in Chicago, Illinois.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=skowrbi01   (248 words)

  
 Moose Skowron baseball bio and statistics
Bill 'Moose' Skowron played 14 seasons in the major leagues for the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox and the California Angels.
His first season in major league baseball was with the Yankees in 1954 and he batted 340 that year.
Moose is currently available to appear at fundraisers, dinners, golf outings, trade shows, store promotions or to act as a corporate spokesperson, give a motivational talk or to sign premium and gift items for a corporation.
www.lernersportsmarketing.com /major-areas/bios/skowron-moose.htm   (259 words)

  
 Lou Berberet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Louis Joseph Berberet (November 20, 1929 - April 13, 2004) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played for the New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers between 1954 and 1960.
He retired after the 1960 season having a career batting average of.230, with 31 home runs, 153 runs batted in, and an impressive fielding percentage of.992, including three seasons (1954-55, 1957) in which he made no errors.
Lou Berberet spent his life making friends, whether it was in the major leagues as a catcher or in a Las Vegas care facility following a stroke in 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lou_Berberet   (213 words)

  
 Lou Berberet Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Berberet was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 17, 1954, with the New York Yankees.
Did you know that you can compare Lou Berberet to other rookies who also had their Major League debut during the 1954 American League season?
Lou Berberet was born on Wednesday, November 20 1929, in Long Beach, California.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=berbelo01   (284 words)

  
 Kansas City Sports History
From 1937-1954, the KC Blues were a Minor League farm club of the New York Yankees.
Kansas City had a new club in a new league, but under the same ownership and with the same manager, the team put together the same abysmal season that its predecessors had.
Toni was one of 3 women that played in the Negro Leagues Baseball, including Mamie "Peanut" Johnson and Connie Morgan, both of which played for the Indianapolis Clowns in 1954-55.
home.kc.rr.com /starrpower/sports/history.htm   (3514 words)

  
 Claudell Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Claudell Washington (born August 31, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Oakland Athletics (1974-76), Texas Rangers (1977-78), Chicago White Sox (1978-80), New York Mets (1980), Atlanta Braves (1981-86), New York Yankees (1987-88, 1990) and California Angels (1989-90).
In a 17-season career, Washington posted a.278 with 164 home runs and 824 RBI in 1912 games.
Hit three home runs in a game in each league (AL, 1979 - NL, 1980)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Claudell_Washington   (3514 words)

  
 All-Baseball.com, part of MVN: Cooperstown Confidential Archives
After the 1954 season, the Orioles sent him to the New York Yankees as part of the trade that brought pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen to the Bronx.
Ken Caminiti (Died on October 10 in the Bronx, New York; age 41; heart attack): A popular but troubled and controversial star for the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres, Caminiti died as the result of an apparent cocaine overdose, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap.
In the highlight of his career, Caminiti earned National League MVP honors in 1996 as a member of the Padres, but later admitted to steroid use and cocaine addiction at various points during his career.
www.all-baseball.com /archives/cat_cooperstown_confidential.html   (3514 words)

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