Re: What happened in Major League Baseball the year you were born?
I was born in 1955. As any Brooklyn Dodger fan can tell you, the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first and only World Series in 1955, with Johnny Podres shutting out the Yankees in game seven.
1955 MVPs were officially Roy Campanella (NL) and Yogi Berra (AL), but Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider should've won the MVP awards.
Willie Mays hit 51 HRs to lead the majors, while Mantle paced the AL with 37.
1955 batting champions were Richie Ashburn (NL) and Al Kaline (AL), with Kaline becoming the youngest batting champion ever at age 20.
Ted Kluszewski hit 47 HRs for the Reds. Wally Post had 40 HRs and the combined total of 87 HRs between Klu and Post set a Reds duo record.
1955 was Sandy Koufax's rookie season.
Ted Williams hit .356 but didn't have enough official at bats to qualify for the AL batting title.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."