Friday, September 24, 2010

55 YEARS AGO: JACKIE ROBINSON STEALS HOME BASE - Game One, The 1955 World Series, NY Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers

September 28, 1955 - Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson takes off from third and steals home in one of the most dazzling feats of World Series history! Game One, The 1955 World Series, 8th inning, the Brooklyn Dodgers trailing the Yankees 6 to 4.

Ralph Morse: Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson charging wildy fr. 3rd base as unwary NY Yankee catcher Yogi Berri squats behind Dodger batter during Jackie's steal of home plate in the 8th inning of the 1st game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium ©Time Inc


Grey Villet captured the scene with this series of three photographs:

Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson steals home base against NY Yankees in the 8th inning of the 1st game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium, September 28, 1955



Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson after stealing home base in the 8th inning of the 1st game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium as Yogi Berra argues the call



NY Yankee catcher Yogi Berra arguing with the home plate umpire who is walking away after giving the safe sign to Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson's brilliant steal of home base in the 8th inning

To this day, Yogi Berra will swear that he tagged Jackie Robinson before he touched home plate. The umpire saw it differently. You decide for yourself, but one thing is clear -- Robinson was one of the most exciting players in the history of the game. Watch it here.

The Dodgers won the Series!


Brooklyn Dodger Fans celebrating 1955 World Series victory, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 1955 by Martha Holmes ©Time Inc