The 1950 World Series was the 47th Fall Classic.

1950 World Series (4–0):  (A.L.) over  (N.L.)

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  • It was the top of the 10th inning in Game 2 of the 1950 World Series when stepped in to face Phillies ace . The icon, then 35, wasn't having a good day at the plate. Roberts had retired him on pop-ups his first four at-bats, but DiMaggio got him the fifth time with an upper-deck homer to left, what Roberts called "DiMaggio reminding me he was DiMaggio."

    The Yankees' 1950 World Series title came at the start of a run where they reached the Fall Classic in 15 of 18 years and captured 10 championships.

  • The 1950 World Series pitted the defending champion New York Yankees against the up-and-coming Philadelphia Phillies, dubbed the "Whiz Kids" due to their youth with the average age of 26. The Whiz Kids led the National League for much of the season, but a late-season slump allowed the defending NL champion Brooklyn Dodgers back in the race and Philadelphia took the NL pennant on the final day of the season by only a 2-game margin. Philadelphia was making only the second appearance in the World Series in franchise history, having lost to the Boston Red Sox in five games in 1915. The Yankees, on the other hand, topped the Detroit Tigers by three games, to win their second straight and 17th American League pennant overall. Philadelphia manager Eddie Sawyer was forced to look outside of his two aces to start Game 1 as 20-game winner Robin Roberts, had pitched in three of the last five games of the season, and 17-game winner, Curt Simmons was lost to military duty. In a surprising move, he turned to closer Jim Konstanty, who had set National League records with 22 saves and 16 wins in relief to earn the NL MVP award. He was the first Phillies since Chuck Klein in 1932 to be so honored. Konstanty pitched a gem, but unfortunately opposing pitcher Vic Raschi outdueled him with a two-hit shutout.

    It was the top of the 10th inning in Game 2 of the 1950 World Series when stepped in to face Phillies ace . The icon, then 35, wasn't having a good day at the plate. Roberts had retired him on pop-ups his first four at-bats, but DiMaggio got him the fifth time with an upper-deck homer to left, what Roberts called "DiMaggio reminding me he was DiMaggio."

    1950 World Series
    Philadelphia Phillies 91-63 vs. New York Yankees 98-56
    New York Yankees Win World Series 4-0
    GAME
    WINNER
    LOSER
    SCORE
    Game 1
    New York Yankees
    Philadelphia Phillies
    1-0
    Game 2
    New York Yankees
    Philadelphia Phillies
    2-1 (10 innings)
    Game 3
    New York Yankees
    Philadelphia Phillies
    3-2
    Game 4
    New York Yankees
    Philadelphia Phillies
    5-2

  • 1950 World Series Program

    THERE ARE ONLY a handful of living former Whiz Kids and just five who appeared in the 1950 World Series against the Yankees: righthanders Robin Roberts and Bob Miller, outfielder Jackie Mayo, infielder Putsy Caballero and catcher Stan Lopata. The other survivors are lefthander Curt Simmons (who missed the postseason after being called into the military), righthander Paul Stuffel (who made just three relief appearances during the regular season and was not on the World Series roster) and coach Maje McDonnell. Here are the recollections of the other four players whose names appeared in the Fall Classic box scores:

1950 World Series by Baseball Almanac

The Series began on Wednesday, October 4, and concluded Saturday, October 7. The Phillies had for the Series, meaning no more than three games would be played at the Yankees' home ballpark, . The Yankees won their 13th championship in their 48-year history, taking the Series four games to zero. The final game in the Series resulted in the New York Yankees winning, 5–2 over Philadelphia. It was the only game in the Series decided by more than one run. The 1950 World Series title would be the second of a record five straight titles for the New York Yankees (1949–1953). This was also the last all-white World Series as neither club had integrated in 1950.