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MLB World Series

Season 17 Episode 1

Game 1 - Los Angeles at N.Y. Yankees (1963)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1963 on FOX
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Game 1 - Los Angeles at N.Y. Yankees (1963)

Game 1 of the 1963 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York.
Final Score: Los Angeles 5 N.Y. Yankees 2
Los Angeles leads series 1-0

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • Final Score
        Los Angeles 5 N.Y. Yankees 2

        Los Angeles leads series 1-0

      • Official Scorers for the 1963 World Series:
        Louis M. (Lou) Hatter, Baltimore Sun, President of the Baseball Writers Association of America
        Leonard Shecler, New York Post
        Frank Finch, Los Angeles Times

      • The combined 25 strikeouts (New York 15, Los Angeles 10) set a World Series record for the most times striking out by both teams in a single game.

      • Los Angeles left-hander Sandy Koufax set a World Series record for most strikeouts by a pitcher in a single Series game with 15. He broke the record - set exactly ten years ago to the day - of 14 set by Carl Eskine of the then Brooklyn Dodgers, also against New York in Game 2 of the 1953 Series.

      • Sandy Koufax tied a World Series record by striking out the first five batters of the game. St. Louis Cardinals Mort Cooper also accomplished the feat in Game 5 of the 1943 World Series, also against the Yankees.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • (on breaking the World Series strikeout record)
        Los Angeles Starter Sandy Koufax: I didn't think about the strikeout record, or a no-hitter. Oh, I knew I had a no-hitter until the fifth, but you know this team is going to get hits and score too. But when I came off after the eighth, I saw they had flashed on the scoreboard that I had tied Carl (Erskine)'s record. I came out for the ninth and I thought it might be better if I just tied the record and didn't break it. Carl is a good friend of mine and such a nice guy. But then with (pinch-hitter Harry) Bright up, I had to get him out.
        Los Angeles Starter Sandy Koufax: To tell the truth, I didn't think I had really exceptional stuff. I had real good control, but I didn't feel as good as I would have liked.
        (on Tom Tresh's two run eighth inning home run)
        Los Angeles Starter Sandy Koufax: The ball Tresh hit was a good fastball. After all, this team is going to get some runs. This is a tough lineup. Honestly, it was a good fastball. I thought my fastball was even better at the end of the game.

      • New York Starter Whitey Ford: (on Johnny Roseboro's second inning three run homer)
        In the first inning I was pitching low, then in the second I was pitching high. Roseboro hit a high curve. I don't know what causes a fellow to change from pitching low to pitching high. You usually don't get hurt that bad before you can correct it. But I've been hurt all year by guys who don't hit many homers.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Bob Wolff - Pregame Host, Joe Garagiola - Pregame Analyst
        Roster Note:
        The Los Angeles Dodgers used a 24 man roster for the 1963 World Series.

      • Starting Lineups
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Maury Wills SS
        Jim Gilliam 3B
        Willie Davis CF
        Tommy Davis LF
        Frank Howard RF
        Bill Skowron 1B
        Dick Tracewski 2B
        Johnny Roseboro C
        Sandy Koufax P
        New York Yankees
        Tony Kubek SS
        Bobby Richardson 2B
        Tom Tresh LF
        Mickey Mantle CF
        Roger Maris RF
        Elston Howard C
        Joe Pepitone 1B
        Clete Boyer 3B
        Whitey Ford P

      • Reserves
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Marv Breeding
        Dick Caimus
        Doug Camilli
        Don Drysdale
        Ron Fairly
        Al Ferrara
        Ken McMullen
        Bob Miller
        Wally Moon
        Ron Perranoski
        Johnny Podres
        Pete Richert
        Ken Rowe
        Larry Sherry
        Lee Walls
        New York Yankees
        Yogi Berra
        Johnny Blanchard
        Jim Bouton
        Marshall Bridges
        Harry Bright
        Al Downing
        Steve Hamilton
        Bill Kunkel
        Phil Linz
        Hector Lopez
        Tom Metcalf
        Jack Reed
        Hal Reniff
        Bill Stafford
        Ralph Terry
        Stan Williams

    • ALLUSIONS (0)