The Best World Series Ever: Our Ultimate List of Rankings

#4 Best World Series Ever: Yankees vs. Dodgers (1956)

At the fourth spot we have the 1956 showdown between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. This was the fourth time in a row that the Yankees and the Dodgers had played each other in the fall classic at the time. The series was beginning to have a Cavaliers versus Warriors type of feel, where both teams would inevitably meet at the end of the season for all the marbles. After four games, the series is tied 2-2 which would set up a Game Five that would be remembered for a long time to come. The starting pitcher for the Yankees in game five was Don Larsen who had proven himself, but wasn’t exactly a standout pitcher. He was set to face a Dodgers offense that featured Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, and Carl Furillo who had torn apart opposing pitchers all season. Aside from facing these formidable hitters, the Yankees had to face the Cy Young runner-up Sal “The Barber” Maglie on the mound. Don Larsen went on to throw a perfect game in Game Five, 27 up 27 down. This is still the only perfect game ever recorded in World Series history, and it propelled the Yankees to win it all in seven games.

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