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Dodgers Win 3-2; On to Coliseum!

September 28, 2009 |  1:00 pm

Sept. 28, 1959, Cover

Sept. 29, 1959

It's Dodger Day in Los Angeles. Got your tickets yet?

The Dodgers returned home to the Coliseum after beating Milwaukee, 3-2, in the first game of their playoff series. One more victory and the Dodgers would be in the World Series against the Chicago White Sox.

Larry Sherry pitched an incredible 7 2/3 innings of relief to keep the Dodgers in the game and catcher John Roseboro homered in the sixth to provide the winning margin.

Speaking of tickets, 70,000 seats were going on sale for today's second game. Don Drysdale would face Lew Burdette.

At least one member of the White Sox was rooting for the Dodgers. "Pop flies are homers in the Coliseum so that's the park for us," catcher Sherm Lollar said.

The City Council was behind the Dodger Day business, of course. "Los Angeles has more baseball fans than any other city and each of our fans is rooting for the team to stay on top," said Mayor Norris Poulson.

--Keith Thursby