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Dodgers Pull Ahead of White Sox

October 5, 2009 |  7:00 am

Oct. 5, 1959, Cover The Dodgers pulled ahead in the 1959 World Series with a 3-1 victory over the White Sox played in front of a record 92,294.

Carl Furillo's pinch-hit single in the seventh inning made the difference, with Larry Sherry again registering a save for the Dodgers.

Chicago's Luis Aparicio blamed the Coliseum infield for his inability to reach Furillo's grounder. "When I put my glove down the ball bad hopped over it. That infield was a little lumpy," Aparicio said. "And that background was really rough. It was hard looking up into all those white shirts on line drives and fly balls."

If only the Dodgers had a real baseball park to play in.

Funny that should come up. The Times had an update on construction at Chavez Ravine, filled with earth-moving equipment to move all that dirt around. Readers did learn that most of the construction workers were wearing Dodger caps—was that up to safety regulations?

Back to the Coliseum. The Times found the fan with the worst seat in the Coliseum, who traveled from New Mexico and paid $77 for a pair of seats after he and his brother-in-law were shut out in the ticket line. "I still think we got a bargain," he said. Now that's a fan.

--Keith Thursby