Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
I find it fascinating that few bring up the 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers when talking about the series of Dodgers teams that lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series. The Dodgers won the NL Pennant in 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955 and 1956, losing to the Yankees in 5 of the 6 World Series. When those Dodgers teams are talked about, much is said about Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella. None of those players were on the 1941 team, with only Robinson having an impact on the 1947 team. Of course, teams change throughout every successful run. The 1991 Atlanta Braves looked nothing like the 2005 team that won the Division Title. But the Dodgers teams were considered a unit, with Carl Furillo, Ralph Branca, Carl Erskine and Clem Labine among the players that are frequently referenced as well as Snider, Hodges, Robinson, Campanella and others. While the 1947 team bears little reference to the later teams, the 1941 team is a story that is seldom told. The te...
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