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Game 4 of 1959 World Series at Los Angeles Coliseum

Believed to be Game 4 of 1959 World Series played at Los Angeles Coliseum. Courtesy of Ievenlostmycat from San Diego, CA, USA, via Wikimedia Commons.

Game 3 of the 2018 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium on October 26-27 holds the record for the most extra innings (nine) and longest time (7 hours, 20 minutes) of any World Series game. The game went on for a gruelling 18 innings until the Dodger's Maxwell "Munce" Muncy hit a home run in the bottom of the inning, winning the game for Los Angeles, 3-2. Incidentally, game 2 of the 1916 World Series, also held between the Dodgers and the Red Sox, tied with two other World Series games (2005, 2015) for the last record number of World Series extra innings in a single game (five). That game had a different outcome in which the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 2-1 after 14 innings.


Six World Series Championships (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988)

Year Series Dodger Manager
2018 Boston Red Sox 4 vs. LA Dodgers 1 Dave Roberts
2017 Houston Astros 4 vs. LA Dodgers 3 Dave Roberts
1988 LA Dodgers 4 vs. Oakland A's 1 Tommy Lasorda
1981 LA Dodgers 4 vs. NY Yankees 2 Tommy Lasorda
1978 NY Yankees 4 vs. LA Dodgers 2 Tommy Lasorda
1977 NY Yankees 4 vs. LA Dodgers 2 Tommy Lasorda
1974 Oakland A's 4 vs. LA Dodgers 1 Walter Alston
1966 Baltimore 4 vs. LA Dodgers 0 Walter Alston
1965 LA Dodgers 4 vs. Minnesota 3 Walter Alston
1963 LA Dodgers 4 vs. NY Yankees 0 Walter Alston
1959 LA Dodgers 4 vs. Chicago White Sox 2 Walter Alston
1956 NY Yankees 4 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 3 Walter Alston
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 vs. NY Yankees 3 Walter Alston
1953 NY Yankees 4 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 2 Charlie Dressen
1952 NY Yankees 4 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 3 Charlie Dressen
1949 NY Yankees 4 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 1 Burt Shotton
1947 NY Yankees 4 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 3 Burt Shotton
1941 NY Yankees 4 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers 1 Leo Durocher
1920 Cleveland 5 vs. Brooklyn Robins 2 Wilbert Robinson
1916 Boston Red Sox 4 vs. Brooklyn Robins 1 Wilbert Robinson


1916 Baseball World Series Managers Meet

Brooklyn Robins (present-day Dodgers) manager Wilbert Robinson (left) greets Boston Red Sox manager Bill Carrigan at the 1916 World Series.
Photo from the Bain News Service Collection, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Top Five Teams for Appearances in the World Series (Through 2018 Season)

Team Appearances Wins Last Series/Title
New York Yankees 40 27 2009/2009
New York/San Francisco Giants 20 (tie) 8 2014/2014
Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers 20 (tie) 6 2018/1988
St. Louis Cardinals 19 11 2013/2011
Oakland Athletics 14 9 1990/1989
Boston Red Sox 13 9 2018/2018


L.A. Videos
L.A. Video: History of the Dodgers


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