Sport: Joy in Brooklyn

Everest had been scaled, man had run the four-minute mile, and last week the Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series.

After half a century of futility, and seven failures (1916 to 1953) in World Series tries, Brooklyn's first world baseball championship came the hard way. The Dodgers were up against baseball's greatest money team, the New York Yankees, unbeaten in seven series since 1942. The Dodgers lost the first two games; no team ever had come on to win a seven-game series* after such a poor start. Even when they erased the deficit by...

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