Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and the greatest moment countdown continues
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Up next is the an important sweep of the Yankees.
No. 7: Dodgers sweep Yankees in 1963 World Series (14 first-place votes, 16,489 points)
Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax and Willie Davis.
The 1963 World Series put Sandy Koufax’s name into the national consciousness and finally erased the stigma of the Yankees’ dominance over the Dodgers through the years. Sure, the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Yankees in the 1955 World Series, but they had lost to the Yankees in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953 and 1956.
The Dodgers ran away with the National League that season, finishing with a 99-63 record. Koufax won the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player Awards after going 25-5 with a 1.88 ERA and 306 strikeouts in 311 innings.
Game 1 was all Koufax as he struck out a World Series record 15 Yankees in a 5-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. You can revisit that moment by clicking…