The 1947 Major League Baseball season, on opening day, the New York Giants were at the Phillies….the Yankees were home in the Bronx against the Philadelphia A’s….and the Brooklyn Dodgers were home to open against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field…..while Jackie Robinson was in the Dodgers lineup, playing first base….which began a new chapter in Major League Baseball….for it was the first time an African American had been allowed to play in the league. There were more than 26,000 fans at Ebbets Field that day.
The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-2, in Game 7 of the World Series to win their eleventh World Championship by four games to three. This was the first World Series involving a nonwhite player, as Dodgers 1B Jackie Robinson had racially integrated Major League Baseball at the beginning of the season. It was also the first Series to be shown on television although coverage was limited to New York City and surrounding environs.
The year 1947 in Major League Baseball provided a Triple Crown winner in Red Sox OF Ted Williams…with a .343 BA, 32 home runs, 114 RBI’s….as he is edged out by Joe DiMaggio with a .315 BA, 20 HR and 97 RBI’s for the American League MVP Award by one point.
Any way you cut the pie….this video seen herewith is nothing but “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile to any and all baseball enthusiasts….with special footage of Jackie Robinson’s mlb debut…..along with a wonderful interview with Dodgers C Roy Campanella…..and highlights of the Yankees verses the Dodgers in the World Series….plus Giants Mgr Leo Durocher getting in trouble with the Commissioner….and so many more memories.