In the photo on the above left we see Roy Campanella, in a rather dapper hat, being surrounded by onlookers (Auction Link). It seems like he is in a bit of a rush and wanting to get inside the stadium. To its right is Duke Snider (Auction Link), and he too looks quite serious. Below, Gil Hodges is seen signing for a fan (Auction Link).
No doubt the weight of that days event is on each of their minds. It is several hours before they have to get on the field and it's obvious they already have their game-faces on.
Unfortunately, the Brooklyn Dodgers were unable to finish the job that day. The Yankees, behind the brilliant pitching of Whitey Ford, defeated the Dodgers 5-1 to force a Game 7 match at Ebbets Field. As you know, the Dodgers would eventually take home the crown and be named World Champions for the first time in their history the very next day.
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