Joe DiMaggio is flanked by Yankee teammates after his 10th inning home run beat the Phillies in Game 2 of the 1950 World Series. The other teammates are Allie Reynolds, left, Bobby Brown, Gene Woodling and Gerry Coleman.
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New York (AL) 4, Philadelphia (NL) 0

Game Scores:
NYY 1, PHI 0 @ PHI
NYY 2, PHI 1 @ PHI
NYY 3, PHI 2 @ NYY
NYY 5, PHI 2 @ NYY

Why the Yankees won: Very little offensive support was needed since the rotation allowed only three earned runs over the four games.

Why the Phillies lost: Other than Granny Hamner (6-for-14), the Phillies' hitters posed no threat; Del Ennis and Willie Jones, who'd combined for 214 RBIs during the season, had zero in the series.

Memorable moment: In Game 2, Joe DiMaggio made an outstanding running catch on Del Ennis' deep fly near the 400-foot marker in right-center field at Shibe Park.

Key stat: 21. The age of Yankees lefty Whitey Ford, who made his Series debut with a winning effort in Game 4.