Today's Headlines: Report from Monaco on Grace Kelly wedding, reported by Jinx Falkenburg. In sports news, middleweight Gene Fullmer defeats Tiger Jones, Brooklyn Dodger baseball news, Jim (Junior Gilliam) and Roger Craig's no-hitter until the 7th inning. News on Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford.
Don Peterson reporting for United Press International.
The final Brooklyn Dodger baseball game before the Brooklyn Dodgers were scheduled to leave for Los Angeles, California, for the 1958 season, departing Brooklyn after playing 45 years at Ebbets Field. This final Brooklyn Dodger baseball game is played on the road in Philadelphia Pennsylvania against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Broadcast on radio WOKO 1460. Vin Scully and Jerry Dogget call the play-by-play. Ironically, this memorable baseball game was not televised to home fans in Brooklyn as was the New York Giants final game at the Polo Grounds.
This game is notable also for the fact that it contains the last at bat of Brooklyn Dodger catcher great Roy Campanella who would suffer paralysis as a result of an automobile accident on January 28, 1958, ending his illustrious baseball career.
1 Jim Gilliam 2B
2 Gino Cimoli CF
3 Carl Furillo RF
4 Gil Hodges 1B
5 Bob Kennedy LF
6 Randy Jackson 3B
7 Don Zimmer SS
8 Joe Pignatano C
9 Roger Craig P
10 Sandy Koufax P
11 Roy Campanella PH
1 Richie Ashburn RF
2 Don Landrum CF
3 Ed Bouchee 1B
4 Harry Anderson LF
5 Willie Jones 3B
6 Solly Hemus 2B
7 Chico Fernandez SS
8 Joe Lonnett C
9 Seth Morehead P
NOTE: This is a COMPLETE GAME, unlike radio broadcast versions that exists on the internet and /or housed in other museums or private collector's archives, which contain in their recordings missing counts related to player at bats.
Phil Gries has processed the original recording as recorded off the air at the time of the original broadcast, correcting pitch, sound glitches, clicks, and equalization, resulting in overall improved sound quality.
Jack Brickhouse calls the play-by-play in the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Series against the Chicago White Sox in Game 6. Final Score Dodgers 9, White Sox 3.
A world series record for The Los Angeles Dodgers coming from seventh place in 1958, their first year in Los Angeles after moving from Brooklyn after the 1957 season, and winning a World Series the following year.
Vin Scully interviews the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers from their clubhouse. He talks to Warren Giles, Bill Veeck, and Gil Hodges, who mentions that it took "umpteen" years to win a Brooklyn Dodger series, and it took only two years to do the same in Los Angeles.
Also at the mike with Vin Scully are Duke Snider, Joe Cronin, Walter Alston, Charlie Neal, Roger Craig, Don Drysdale, Larry Sherry, and commissioner of baseball Ford Frick. Vin Scully signs off the air for the Gillette Safety Razor Blades sponsor with the Gillette theme music in the background. This was the last year a Gillette sign off was used for a World Series Television Broadcast.