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  • Oct.3, 1951

    Just a great photo, even though it still hurts.


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    I know that Rube Walker (seen walking off the field in background) played that game because Campanella had hurt his thigh. From what I've read Campanella tried to get Dressen to let him play, but was denied. Walker did hit a homerun the day before, but do you feel the outcome of game 3 might have been different had the MVP been behind the plate instead that day?

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    • #3
      Campy being in the game would have changed nothing. It was Chuck Dressen who lost that game, I don't care what the bull pen coach Sukeforth told Dressen about Labine, not being ready, Clem had struck out Thomson in clutch in game one, Branca had already given up 11 hr's to the Giants that season, and one to Thomson in game one. The Giants had beaten Branca 6 times that year, how do you still bring him in with the pennant on the line, we Brooklyn fans are still asking that question.

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          • #6
            10-3-1951

            Hello all enjoy the photo
            Attached Files
            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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              1951 world series BRANCA & THOMSON at yankee stadium

              hello all enjoy the photo
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              LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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              • #8
                10-3-1951

                here is a photo of the record of russ hodges homerun call in game 3 at the polo grounds.
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                LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                • #9
                  1951 Brooklyn Dodgers Yearbook

                  ENJOY this 1951 brooklyn dodgers yearbook cover.
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                  LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                  • #10
                    10-3-1951

                    Enjoy the photo
                    Attached Files
                    LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                    • #11
                      That's a great photo,

                      I've never seen the shot from that angle.

                      What is particularly interesting is the confirmation of the oft told tale that Jackie Robinson actually watched Thomson circle the bases to make sure he touched each one...that's a competitor.
                      After 1957, it seemed like we would never laugh again. Of course, we did. Its just that we were never young again.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JACKIE42
                        Campy being in the game would have changed nothing. It was Chuck Dressen who lost that game, I don't care what the bull pen coach Sukeforth told Dressen about Labine, not being ready, Clem had struck out Thomson in clutch in game one, Branca had already given up 11 hr's to the Giants that season, and one to Thomson in game one. The Giants had beaten Branca 6 times that year, how do you still bring him in with the pennant on the line, we Brooklyn fans are still asking that question.
                        The one thing Campanella might have added is this. He had a way of getting into Newcombes head and getting a little extra from him.
                        Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
                        www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tonypug
                          The one thing Campanella might have added is this. He had a way of getting into Newcombes head and getting a little extra from him.
                          You have a good point Tony, but in this case I believe Newk said, he had nothing left, and wanted out.

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                            10-3-1951 Bobby Thomson Homerun

                            Hello all enjoy the photo
                            Attached Files
                            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the great shots. However, the revelation that the Giants were using a telescope in center field has somewhat diminished the moment for me.

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