WORLD SERIES:DIDGERS BEAT YANKS Behind the sterling pitching of Sal Maglie, the "come-back guy" of baseball, the Brooklyn Dodgers win the first game of the 1956 World Series 6-3. President Eisenhower tosses out the first ball, as 34,400 fans cheer the start of baseball's autumnal classic. It's a battle of home runs, with Hodges' 3-run homer the big blow of the game.
BROOKLYN DODGERS SPRING TRAINING 1948 The Brooklyn Dodgers exhibit top form as they limber up during spring training 1948 in Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo. Lippy Durocher is back at the helm and catchers Bragan, Hodges, and Edwards confer at practice. Ralph Franco, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, and Ray Sanders are there. Eddie Stankey recuperates from pneumonia. The team relaxes at the Jaragua Hotel swimming pool.
THRILLING AIR SHOW STAGED Daring stunt flying by aerial aces, spectacular formation flights by Navy craft, and a 1910 type plane that actually flies, featured at a free air show. Pretty Joy Hodges is Queen of the meet
'56 WORLD SERIES PERFECT GAME A closeup of Don Larsen in his Yankee uniform, followed by Larsen being applauded at a sports banquet precede highlights from the fifth game of the 1956 World Series between the Yankees and Dodgers at Yankee Stadium during which Larsen pitched a perfect game with his no wind up style. Sal Maglie pitches for Brooklyn, Mickey Mantle catches a ball in center off Gil Hodges and later hits a homerun. Concludes with classic shot of catcher Yogi Berra jumping into Larsen's arms, followed by their teammates mobbing them.
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