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Tom Oliphant

Originally posted August 2005

Praying For Gil Hodges

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1955 was a glorious year for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The team, which included future Hall of Famers Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, and Duke Snider, as well as a rookie named Sandy Koufax, won the National League pennant and then went on to beat the Yankees in seven games in the '55 World Series. In fact, it was the first, and only, time the Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series. Watching it all with the fascination of a 9-year-old was Tom Oliphant, today a Boston Globe political columnist.

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