Al Gionfriddo

The 5’6″ Gionfriddo pressed the best accomplishments of his career into the 1947 Dodger-Yankee World Series. In Game Four, he walked and scored on Cookie Lavagetto‘s two-run, ninth-inning single, the only hit off the Yankees Bill Bevens. In Game Six, Gionfriddo went “back, back, back” (as called by announcer Red Barber) to make a crucial, one-handed catch of Joe DiMaggio‘s 415-foot shot. After the Series, neither Gionfriddo, Bevens, nor Lavagetto played another ML game.

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