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Baseball in the 1950s

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Year
Clue
Answer
1950
The Philadelphia Phillies, known by this nickname, win the pennant with an average player age of 26.4 years.
Whiz Kids
1951
Player with dwarfism, at 3'7'', pinch-hits and walks as a stunt devised by Browns owner Bill Veeck.
Eddie Gaedel
1951
Hits the "shot heard round the world." The Giants win the pennant.
Bobby Thomson
1953
This team plays their first game in their new midwest home. They are the first team to relocate since 1903.
Boston/Milwaukee Braves
1953
Bonus baby makes his debut in the majors without ever playing in the minor leagues. He plays out his entire career with the Tigers.
Al Kaline
1953
Manager wins a record five consecutive world series, at the helm of the Yankees.
Casey Stengel
1954
The former St. Louis Browns play their first game as this team.
Baltimore Orioles
1954
A new rule prohibits players from leaving these items on the field.
Fielding gloves
1954
Magazine releases its first issue, which features Eddie Mathews on the cover.
Sports Illustrated
1954
Center-fielder makes an amazing over-the-shoulder catch in the world series.
Willie Mays
Year
Clue
Answer
1955
Famous for (sometimes unintentional) witticisms, wins his 3rd MVP of the decade.
Yogi Berra
1955
Leads the NL in wins for the 4th straight season. At the time of his retirement, he had allowed more career home runs than any other pitcher.
Robin Roberts
1955
Outfielder makes great catch with the glove on his wrong hand. The Dodgers benefit, winning their first ever world series.
Sandy Amoros
1956
Oklahoman wins the triple crown and the first of his three MVPs.
Mickey Mantle
1956
Pitches a perfect game in the world series.
Don Larsen
1957
Pitcher hits his 37th career home run, 2nd all time for pitchers.
Bob Lemon
1958
This team is the first to announce that they will move to the west coast. The Giants would soon follow.
Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
1958
Paralyzed in an automobile accident, which ends his career.
Roy Campanella
1958
Team wins its last of their 6 MVP awards in the 1950s.
New York Yankees
1959
Last team to integrate finally does so, as African-American Pumpsie Green joins the squad.
Boston Red Sox
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Oct 13, 2012
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Sep 19, 2017
Almost missed Lemon, then remembered he started out as a third baseman.