1954 World Series

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1954 World Series Program


The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. The Giants swept the Series in four games to win their first championship since 1933, defeating the heavily favored Indians, who had won an AL-record 111 games in the regular season. The Series is perhaps best-remembered for "The Catch", a sensational running catch made by Giants center fielder Willie Mays in Game 1, snaring a long drive by Vic Wertz near the outfield wall with his back to the infield. It is also remembered for utility player Dusty Rhodes' clutch hitting in three of the four games. Giants manager Leo Durocher won his only title among the three pennants he captured in his career. As of 2008, it remains the last World Series victory for the Giants.

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Willie Mays-The Catch


This was the first time the Cleveland Indians had been swept in a World Series and the first time the New York Giants had swept an opponent without qualification. They had won four games without a loss in the 1922 World Series, but there was also one tied game.

The Hall of Fame players in this series were Leo Durocher(Manager), Monte Irvin, Willie Mays, Hoyt Wilhelm, Al Lopez(Manager), Larry Doby, Bob Lemon, Hal Newhouser and Early Wynn.


1954 World Series-Game 1

Date Sept. 29th, 1954
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 52,751

1954 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
New York 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 3


1954 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Cleveland Indians 2, New York Giants 5

Cleveland Indians New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Smith lf 4 1 1 0 Lockman 1b 5 1 1 0
Avila 2b 5 1 1 0 Dark ss 4 0 2 0
Doby cf 3 0 1 0 Mueller rf 5 1 2 1
Rosen 3b 5 0 1 0 Mays cf 3 1 0 0
Wertz 1b 5 0 4 2 Thompson 3b 3 1 1 1
Regalado pr 0 0 0 0 Irvin lf 3 0 0 0
Grasso c 0 0 0 0 Rhodes ph 1 1 1 3
Philley rf 3 0 0 0 Williams 2b 4 0 0 0
Majeski ph 0 0 0 0 Westrum c 4 0 2 0
Mitchell ph 0 0 0 0 Maglie p 3 0 0 0
Dente ss 0 0 0 0 Liddle p 0 0 0 0
Strickland ss 3 0 0 0 Grissom p 1 0 0 0
Pope ph,rf 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Hegan c 4 0 0 0 - - - - -
Glynn ph,1b 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lemon p 4 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 38 2 8 2 Total 36 5 9 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
New York 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 3
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Lemon L(0-1) 9.1 9 5 5 5 6
Total 9.1 9 5 5 5 6
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Maglie 7.0 7 2 2 2 2
Liddle 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Grissom W(1-0) 2.2 1 0 0 3 2
Total 10.0 8 2 2 5 4

E–Mueller 2 (2), Irvin (1). 2B–Cleveland Wertz (1,off Grissom). 3B–Cleveland Wertz (1,off Maglie). HR–New York Rhodes (1,10th inning off Lemon 2 on, 1 out). SH–Dente (1,off Grissom); Irvin (1,off Lemon). HBP–Smith (1,by Maglie). IBB–Doby (1,by Grissom); Pope (1,by Grissom); Thompson (1,by Lemon). SB–Mays (1,2nd base off Lemon/Grasso). WP–Lemon (1). HBP–Maglie (1,Smith). IBB–Lemon (1,Thompson); Grissom 2 (2,Doby,Pope). U–Al Barlick (NL), Charlie Berry (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Larry Napp (AL), Lon Warneke (NL). T–3:11. A–52,751.


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1954 World Series-Game 2

Date Sept. 30th, 1954
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 49,099

1954 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 x 3 4 0


1954 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Cleveland Indians 1, New York Giants 3

Cleveland Indians New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Smith lf 4 1 2 1 Lockman 1b 4 0 0 0
Avila 2b 4 0 1 0 Dark ss 4 0 1 0
Doby cf 5 0 0 0 Mueller rf 4 0 0 0
Rosen 3b 3 0 1 0 Mays cf 2 1 0 0
Regalado pr,3b 1 0 0 0 Thompson 3b 3 1 1 0
Wertz 1b 3 0 1 0 Irvin lf 1 0 0 0
Westlake rf 3 0 1 0 Rhodes ph,lf 2 1 2 2
Strickland ss 3 0 0 0 Williams 2b 3 0 0 0
Philley ph 1 0 0 0 Westrum c 2 0 0 0
Dente ss 0 0 0 0 Antonelli p 3 0 0 1
Hegan c 4 0 1 0 - - - - -
Wynn p 2 0 1 0 - - - - -
Majeski ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Mossi p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 34 1 8 1 Total 28 3 4 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 x 3 4 0
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Wynn L(0-1) 7.0 4 3 3 2 5
Mossi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 4 3 3 2 5
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Antonelli W(1-0) 9.0 8 1 1 6 9
Total 9.0 8 1 1 6 9

E–None. 2B–Cleveland Hegan (1,off Antonelli); Wynn (1,off Antonelli). HR–Cleveland Smith (1,1st inning off Antonelli 0 on, 0 out), New York Rhodes (2,7th inning off Wynn 0 on, 0 out). SH–Wynn (1,off Antonelli). WP–Wynn (1). U–Charlie Berry (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Larry Napp (AL), Lon Warneke (NL). T–2:50. A–49,099.


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1954 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 1st, 1954
Location Cleveland Stadium
Attendance 71,555

1954 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 10 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 2

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1954 World Series Game 3-Box Score

New York Giants 6, Cleveland Indians 2

New York Giants Cleveland Indians
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lockman 1b 4 1 1 0 Smith lf 3 0 0 1
Dark ss 4 0 1 0 Avila 2b 2 0 0 0
Mueller rf 5 2 2 0 Doby cf 4 0 1 0
Mays cf 5 1 3 2 Wertz 1b 4 1 1 1
Thompson 3b 3 2 1 0 Majeski 3b 4 0 0 0
Irvin lf 1 0 0 0 Philley rf 3 0 1 0
Rhodes ph,lf 3 0 1 2 Strickland ss 3 0 0 0
Williams 2b 2 0 0 1 Pope ph 1 0 0 0
Westrum c 4 0 1 1 Hegan c 2 0 0 0
Gomez p 4 0 0 0 Glynn ph 1 1 1 0
Wilhelm p 0 0 0 0 Naragon c 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Garcia p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Lemon ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Houtteman p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Regalado ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Narleski p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Mitchell ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Mossi p 0 0 0 0
Total 35 6 10 6 Total 30 2 4 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 10 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 2
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Gomez W(1-0) 7.1 4 2 2 3 2
Wilhelm SV(1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2
Total 9.0 4 2 2 3 4
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Garcia L(0-1) 3.0 5 4 3 3 3
Houtteman 2.0 2 1 1 1 1
Narleski 3.0 1 1 1 1 2
Mossi 1.0 2 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 10 6 5 5 7

E–Dark (1), Strickland (1), Garcia (1). DP–New York 1, Cleveland 1. 2B–New York Thompson (1,off Houtteman), Cleveland Glynn (1,off Gomez). HR–Cleveland Wertz (1,7th inning off Gomez 0 on, 0 out). SH–Williams (1,off Garcia); Dark (1,off Narleski); Avila (1,off Gomez). IBB–Thompson (2,by Garcia); Rhodes (1,by Houtteman). WP–Garcia (1). IBB–Garcia (1,Thompson); Houtteman (1,Rhodes). U–Jocko Conlan (NL), Johnny Stevens (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Charlie Berry (AL), Lon Warneke (NL), Larry Napp (AL). T–2:28. A–71,555.


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1954 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 2nd, 1954
Location Cleveland Stadium
Attendance 78,102

1954 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 10 3
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 6 2

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1954 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Giants 7, Cleveland Indians 4

New York Giants Cleveland Indians
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lockman 1b 5 0 0 0 Smith lf 3 0 0 0
Dark ss 5 2 3 0 Pope ph,lf 1 0 0 0
Mueller rf 4 1 3 0 Mitchell ph 1 0 0 0
Mays cf 4 1 1 1 Avila 2b 4 0 0 0
Thompson 3b 2 2 1 1 Doby cf 4 0 0 0
Irvin lf 4 1 2 2 Rosen 3b 4 0 1 0
Williams 2b 2 0 0 0 Wertz 1b 4 1 2 0
Westrum c 1 0 0 2 Westlake rf 4 0 0 0
Liddle p 3 0 0 0 Dente ss 3 1 0 0
Wilhelm p 1 0 0 0 Hegan c 3 1 1 0
Antonelli p 0 0 0 0 Lemon p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Newhouser p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Narleski p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Majeski ph 1 1 1 3
- - - - - Mossi p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Regalado ph 1 0 1 1
- - - - - Garcia p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Philley ph 1 0 0 0
Total 31 7 10 6 Total 35 4 6 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 10 3
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 6 2
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Liddle W(1-0) 6.2 5 4 1 1 2
Wilhelm 0.2 1 0 0 0 1
Antonelli SV(1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 3
Total 9.0 6 4 1 2 6
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Lemon L(0-2) 4.0 7 6 5 3 5
Newhouser 0.0 1 1 1 1 0
Narleski 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mossi 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
Garcia 2.0 1 0 0 1 1
Total 9.0 10 7 6 5 6

E–Williams (1), Liddle (1), Wilhelm (1), Wertz (1), Westlake (1). DP–New York 1, Cleveland 1. 2B–New York Irvin (1,off Lemon); Mays (1,off Lemon), Cleveland Wertz (2,off Liddle). HR–Cleveland Majeski (1,5th inning off Liddle 2 on, 2 out). SH–Williams (2,off Narleski); Westrum (1,off Garcia); Mueller (1,off Garcia). SF–Westrum 2 (2,off Lemon,off Narleski). IBB–Thompson (3,by Lemon). CS–Westrum (1,2nd base by Lemon/Hegan). WP–Liddle (1). IBB–Lemon (2,Thompson). U–Johnny Stevens (AL), Al Barlick (NL), Charlie Berry (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), Larry Napp (AL), Lon Warneke (NL). T–2:52. A–78,102.


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New York Giants Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Johnny Antonelli p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0
Alvin Dark ss 4 17 7 0 0 0 2 0 .412 1 1 0
Ruben Gomez p 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Marv Grissom p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Monte Irvin of 4 9 2 1 0 0 1 2 .222 0 3 0
Don Liddle p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Whitey Lockman 1b 4 18 2 0 0 0 2 0 .111 1 2 0
Sal Maglie p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Willie Mays of 4 14 4 1 0 0 4 3 .286 4 1 1
Don Mueller of 4 18 7 0 0 0 4 1 .389 0 1 0
Dusty Rhodes of 3 6 4 0 0 2 2 7 .667 1 2 0
Hank Thompson 3b 4 11 4 1 0 0 6 2 .364 7 1 0
Wes Westrum c 4 11 3 0 0 0 0 3 .273 1 3 0
Hoyt Wilhelm p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Davey Williams 2b 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 2 2 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 130 33 3 0 2 21 20 .254 17 24 1

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1954 World Series

New York Giants Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Johnny Antonelli 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 10.2 0.84 8 12 1 7
Ruben Gomez 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 2.45 4 2 2 3
Marv Grissom 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 0.00 1 2 0 3
Don Liddle 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 7.0 1.29 5 2 1 1
Sal Maglie 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 2.57 7 2 2 2
Hoyt Wilhelm 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2.1 0.00 1 3 0 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 9 4 1 2 0 37.0 1.46 26 23 6 16

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1954 World Series

Cleveland Indians Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Bobby Avila 2b 4 15 2 0 0 0 1 0 .133 2 1 0
Sam Dente ss 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0
Larry Doby of 4 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 2 4 0
Mike Garcia p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Bill Glynn 1b 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .500 0 1 0
Mickey Grasso c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jim Hegan c 4 13 2 1 0 0 1 0 .154 1 1 0
Art Houtteman p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Bob Lemon 1b 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
Hank Majeski 3b 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 3 .167 0 1 0
Dale Mitchell ph 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Don Mossi p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hal Naragon c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ray Narleski p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hal Newhouser p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dave Philley of 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 1 3 0
Dave Pope of 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
Rudy Regalado 3b 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0 0 0
Al Rosen 3b 3 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 1 0 0
Al Smith of 4 14 3 0 0 1 2 2 .214 2 2 0
George Strickland ss 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Vic Wertz 1b 4 16 8 2 1 1 2 3 .500 2 2 0
Wally Westlake of 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 1 3 0
Early Wynn p 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0 1 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 138 26 5 1 3 9 9 .190 16 23 0

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1954 World Series

Cleveland Indians Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Mike Garcia 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 5.0 5.40 6 4 3 4
Art Houtteman 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 4.50 2 1 1 1
Bob Lemon 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 13.1 6.75 16 11 10 8
Don Mossi 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4.0 0.00 3 1 0 0
Ray Narleski 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 2.25 1 2 1 1
Hal Newhouser 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 9.00 1 0 1 1
Early Wynn 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 3.86 4 5 3 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 12 4 1 0 0 35.1 4.84 33 24 19 17

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