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  Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Editorial / Opinion / Op-ed / The Yankee beaters
In 1955, and ever since, Johnny Podres has said that he was simply too young and inexperienced to understand or be affected by the history of failure that so burdened the Brooklyn Dodgers when he took the mound for the seventh game of the only World Series the team ever won in Brooklyn.
Podres accomplished his feat in what is baseball's ultimate climactic moment when everything is on the line.
Podres was signed by the Dodgers in 1950 out of high school in the iron-mining town of Witherbee, N.Y., north of Albany.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/10/28/the_yankee_beaters   (821 words)

 Dodgers fete 1955 World Series title - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Podres, Erskine and Labine are among 12 of the 13 surviving players from the 1955 team celebrating the golden anniversary of that first championship this weekend.
Podres also pitched the Dodgers to victory on his 23rd birthday in Game 3 -- a must-win since the Yankees won the first two games of the Series.
Koufax, fit and trim as he approaches his 70th birthday, was a seldom-used 19-year-old rookie on that team who had been signed as a bonus baby, meaning the Dodgers had to keep him on their roster for two years.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/08/28/dodgers_fete_1955_world_series_title   (895 words)

 Under pressure, 'Yankee Killer' Podres delivered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Dodgers themselves were unlikely heroes Podres’ third year on the team in 1955, age and injuries threatening to dim the brilliance of the legendary lineup.
Podres, who retired from pitching in 1969 then coached hurlers for many years, was 1955 World Series Most Valuable Player, a three-time all-star whose earned run average led the league in 1957.
Podres fired his famous change-up, and Howard hit a routine grounder to Reese at shortstop, who threw him out at first base.
www.pressrepublican.com /Archive/2000/11_2000/110620001.htm   (1027 words)

 Welcome to Lelands.com - Lot 668 . Johnny Podres 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Ring
Podres won the crucial Game 3 with Dem Bums down 2-0, and he pitched the all-important Game 7 to shut out the Yankees by a score of 2-0, both times going the distance, allowing just 2 earned runs in 18 innings.
Presented here is Johnny Podres' personal 14-karat white gold World Championship ring by Dieges & Clust, symbolizing not only the Brooklyn Dodgers' one-and-only moment of glory, but also that amazing, career defining performance from Johnny Podres.
This was originally purchased directly from Johnny Podres on Feb. 24, 1996 as part of the entire collection in his home.
www.lelands.com /bid.aspx?lot=668&auction=311   (381 words)

 Johnny Podres : Brooklyn’s Only Yankee Killer
Johnny Podres shattered the myth of Yankee invincibility.
Podres won the Los Angeles Dodgers'' first game (against the hated San Francisco Giants), pitched the first game at Dodger Stadium, and knew every Dodger hurler from Dazzy Vance to Pedro Martinez.
Podres continued a great pitching career and went on as a pitching coach, mentoring some of the best pitchers in the game, including Curt Schilling of the Red Sox, who turned in a Podres-like performance in 2004.
www.authorhouse.com /BookStore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=30702   (1361 words)

Johnny Podres will autograph copies of the book ordered through this website.
Podres, the Most Valuable Player of that Series, and the 1955 Sportsman of the Year, became a pivotal pitching figure for the Dodgers on the West Coast, showing young stars such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Don Sutton that it was actually possible to envision World Series victory.
Because Johnny Podres broke the ice and melted a major league inferiority complex, the Dodgers would win again and again.
johnnypodres.com   (270 words)

 Johnny Podres Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Johnny Podres was born on Friday, September 30 1932, in Witherbee, New York.
Podres was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1953, with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
His 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 comprehensive Johnny Podres baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=podrejo01   (273 words)

 Rotman Auction #128   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Johnny Podres Autographed Rawlings Official National League Baseball.
Johnny signed on the sweet-spot in Blue pen, adding "55 WS MVP." There are 2 faint smudges on the ball (not ink).
All signed in bold Blue pen, the Podres signature is just a tad smudged in the center and rates (8 of 10), while the other 2 rate a solid (9/10 of 10).
www.rotmanauction.com /128/bbauto.html   (1694 words)

 Dodgers 1955 World Series
Fortified with this additional tally, Podres then blazed the way through a succession of thrills while a grim band of Dodgers fought with the tenacity of inspired men to hold the advantage to the end.
Podres, who had just turned 28 on Friday when he tripped the Yanks the first time in this series, made short work of the Bombers in the last of the ninth.
Johnny, recovering from a sore arm, which had plagued him in midseason, more than took up the slack caused by the loss of Don Newcombe's services.
www.acmewebpages.com /dodgers/1955team.htm   (2612 words)

 New York Daily News - Home - End Zone: The year of years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the first of three, Johnny Podres, a young southpaw of apparently ordinary skills (he was 9-10 in the regular season) took the mound as if he were a master.
Podres went all the way, scattering seven hits on the happiest of all birthdays.
Podres held the lead, and in the last of the ninth he got Moose Skowron to ground out and Bob Cerv to fly out, That brought up Elston Howard.
www.nydailynews.com /front/story/354045p-301763c.htm   (3063 words)

 Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments brought to you by The Sporting News
Brooklyn's Sandy Amoros and Johnny Podres and New York's Yogi Berra.
Podres, the Brooklyn starter, had pitched well but ran into trouble in the bottom of the sixth when he walked Billy Martin to start the inning and Gil McDougald reached on a bunt single.
After Amoros' catch, Podres set down the Yankees in the seventh, escaped a two-on jam in the eighth and recorded a 1-2-3 ninth to complete an eight-hit shutout.
archive.sportingnews.com /baseball/25moments/18.html   (973 words)

 The New York Times: This Day In Sports
Smokey Alston's Brooks, with Johnny Podres tossing a brilliant shutout, turned back Casey Stengel's Yankees, 2 to 0, in the seventh and deciding game of the 1955 baseball classic.
And Podres, who had vanquished the Yankees in the third game as the series moved to Ebbets Field last Friday, became the first Brooklyn pitcher to win two games in one series.
The Yankees' biggest threat against Podres came in the last of the sixth when Billy Martin walked and Gil McDougald outgalloped a bunt for a hit to put two on with nobody out.
www.nytimes.com /packages/html/sports/year_in_sports/10.04.html   (801 words)

 Zimmer, Dodgers To Celebrate '55 Title - from TBO.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A few moments later, Zimmer smiled as he recalled his memories of Podres at that famous party afterward.
When Podres made the pitch to Berra, Billy Martin (walk) was at second base and McDougald (bunt single) at first.
He had to retire pinch-hitter Mickey Mantle, who played only three games in the Series because of a leg injury, in the seventh, and then escape a jam in the eighth by striking out Hank Bauer to end the inning.
rays.tbo.com /rays/MGBEEBTBVCE.html   (1222 words)

 Bronx Banter: Holiday Treat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Young Johnny Podres had just won two World Series games and seemed to be a star in waiting.
And when Johnny Podres was drafted into the service it appeared as if a long slide was ready to begin.
The fans and the team were both caught playing out the string, and not even the return of Johnny Podres, or the emergence of a twenty year old kid pitcher named Don Drysdale, on his way to winning seventeen games, was cause for much excitement.
www.all-baseball.com /bronxbanter/archives/016599.html   (7964 words)

 American Heroes
Podres spent the entire 1956 year in the U.S. Navy, returned in 1957 and although he recorded only a 12-9 record, he led the league in shutouts (6) and in ERA (2.66).
In 1961, Podres won his career best 18 games (18-5) and led the NL in pct (.783).
Johnny Podres is best remember for his hard curveball, fine changeup and good control.
www.baseballhistorian.com /html/american_heroes.cfm?page=62   (1863 words)

 The U.S. Trotting Association On-Line!
Training the pacer is Johnny Podres, Jr., 34, the son of former Brooklyn Dodgers pitching ace Johnny Podres, Sr., who was the MVP of the 1955 World Series.
He is rated 12-1 in the morning line in the non-winners of $6,500 conditioned pace, which has a purse of $10,250.
The senior Podres was a three-time All Star and had a 148-116 win and loss record during a 15-year Major League pitching career.
www.ustrotting.com /absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=7269&z=1   (780 words)

 Capital News 9 | 24 Hour Local News | HEADLINES
Former LA Dodgers pitcher Johnny Podres has been to a lot of places and has met a lot of people.
He was the MVP in the 55 series, born and raised in Witherbee.
Next month, Podres and a few of his former Dodger teammates will be honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
www.capitalnews9.com /content/headlines?ArID=147737&SecID=33   (309 words)

 Rotman Auction #127   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This full-color (20" x 16") photo from "Photo File" pictures Dusty Rhodes, Johnny Podres, and Don Larsen in the forefront, with famed World Series pictures of each blended nicely into the background behind them.
Autographed color 8 x 10's of Johnny Podres, Clem Labine and Roger Craig.
Johnny Podres included "55 WS MVP" under his name while Clem Labine included "1955 W.S. Champs" under his.
www.rotmanauction.com /127/bbautoph.html   (1531 words)

 Meadowlands Racetrack - Racing News and Highlights Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has teamed with the son of his former pitching coach and entered the world of harness racing with a pacer named Thunder Storm N. The 10-year-old gelding makes his next start in the 12th race on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.
Training the pacer is Johnny Podres Jr., 34, the son of Brooklyn Dodgers pitching ace, Johnny Podres Sr., who was the MVP of the 1955 World Series.
The senior Podres was a three-time All Star and had a 148-116 record during a 15-year Major League career.
www.thebigm.com /racingNewsDetail.asp?newsid=4396&print=Y   (395 words)

 Rob Neyer
Comment: "The most common change-up is thrown with three fingers atop the ball, which is jammed far back into the hand...
Johnny Podres, who probably possesses the best change-up in baseball today, has extremely short, stubby hands and can't get the ball back far enough in his hand to use that delivery.
Instead, Podres puts pressure on the ball from the middle joints of his first two fingers, and throws with the same general motion he uses for fastballs and curves, but with a stiff wrist."
www.robneyer.com /book_04_extras3.html   (1744 words)

 The Columnists.com has columns about entertainment, television, music, and screen classics
There was the time after the Dodgers played a day game when he and Podres drove out to Long Island to bet on the trotters at Roosevelt Raceway.
“Johnny says to me, ‘I don’t even have a dime.’ I admit I don’t have a dime--or a $20 bill, either.
Podres had come to the Dodgers a raw recruit from upstate New York who knew nothing about horse racing.
www.thecolumnists.com /isaacs/isaacs61.html   (921 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Dodgers celebrate 50-year anniversary of first World Series champions
LOS ANGELES – As the story goes, pitcher Johnny Podres told his teammates to get him just one run and the Dodgers would beat the hated New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 1955 World Series.
And he came through, pitching the Dodgers to a 2-0 victory – and at Yankee Stadium, no less.
Podres also pitched the Dodgers to victory on his 23rd birthday in Game 3 – a must-win since the Yankees won the first two games of the Series.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20050827-2327-bbn-1955dodgers.html   (877 words)

 Johnny Podres autographs
Autographed Johnny Podres 11x14 picture "55 WS MVP"
Autographed Johnny Podres 8x10 picture "55 WS Champs"
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 Johnny Podres Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
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Name and misspellings: james jim jimmy John Johnny john johney johnnie johny jonnie jonny johhny Joseph Podres
Statistics may come from our work, the Baseball Databank, or other sources including SABR.org.
www.baseball-reference.com /p/podrejo01.shtml   (606 words)

 Absent JOHNNY PODRES.....would WE have WON the WC in 1955? - Baseball Fever
It was Podres' change up that beat us.
Let's play again but this time you don't have Podres.
Perhaps you might ask if you would have won in 1956 if you had Podres.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=19079   (187 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Sports (Zero Heroes)
squeakers in a four-day span as Johnny Podres pitched a two-hit gem against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium.
Once again the margin of victory was a solo home run, this one a sixth-inning shot by Johnny Roseboro.
The Dodger run came in the second inning on a walk to Jim Lefebvre, a single by Johnny Roseboro, and another single by John Kennedy.
www.snopes.com /sports/baseball/dodgers.asp   (2129 words)

 Johnny Podres Autographed (Mlb Auth) ''55 W.S. Mvp'' 8X10 Photograph Mounted Memories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Johnny Podres Autographed (Mlb Auth) ''55 W.S. Mvp'' 8X10 Photograph Johnny Podres Autographed (Mlb Auth) ''55 W.S. Mvp'' 8X10 Photograph.
Johnny Podres Autographed (Mlb Auth) ''55 W.S. Mvp'' 8X10 Photograph By Mounted Memories
Johnny Podres Autographed (Mlb Auth) ''55 W.S. Mvp'' 8X10 Photograph.
www.itsalreadysigned4u.com /cp-app/prod/sports-memorabilia/MM-08PHPOD600   (692 words)

 Johnny Podres Pics - Johnny Podres News - Johnny Podres Information
Derek Lowe had one of the most memorable postseasons in baseball history last fall, becoming the only pitcher ever to win all three playoff and the World Series-clinching games.
Lowe talks about his and the Red Sox's postseason run as he host "TWIB." Lowe, 32, filmed his segment just as he arrived at his new home in Beverly Hills, CA., after his new team, the Dodgers, came back after opening...
Tell the world what you think of Johnny Podres.
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