Dodgers pitcher Larry Sherry, left, and center fielder Duke Snider embrace in the dressing room after the Dodgers defeated the White Sox to win the 1959 World Series.
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Los Angeles (NL) 4, Chicago (AL) 2

Game Scores:
CHW 11, LAD 0 @ CHW
LAD 4, CHW 3 @ CHW
LAD 3, CHW 1 @ LAD
LAD 5, CHW 4 @ LAD
CHW 1, LAD 0 @ LAD
LAD 9, CHW 3 @ CHW
Larry Sherry

Why the Dodgers won: Larry Sherry was brilliant in high-pressure relief, figuring in the decision in all four victories with two wins and a pair of saves.

Why the White Sox lost: Manager Al Lopez didn't start Sox veteran Billy Pierce at all but started 39-year-old ace Early Wynn on short rest in Game 6. Wynn took the loss.

Memorable moment: The first pitch of Game 3 marked the start of the first Series game to be played west of St. Louis.

Key stat: 2. Chuck Essegian hit just one homer for the Dodgers in '59 but hit two as a pinch-hitter to set a WS record.