Oh Doctor! Yanks in Six

by the Village Elliott

Since “Dem Bums Clubbed Bear Babies,” who knows:
If Bronx Baby Bombers bash ‘Stros,
Are Dodgers Yanks’ “cousin”
Ninth time out of dozen?
Jah must know ‘cuz he asked Billy Loes.*


* Before dem Bums met the Bronx Bombers in the 1952 World Series, Brooklyn’s resident northpaw wit Billy Loes, when asked his prediction for the series, was quoted, “Yanks in Six.” Headlined the next day, Loes claimed he was misquoted. “I said, ‘Yanks in seven.'”

The Yankees and Dodgers have met in 11 previous times, the most any two teams have met in the Fall Classic (Second, Yanks-Giants (5-2); third, Yanks-Cards (2-3).┬áThe Yankees have won eight (1941, ’47, ’49, ’52, ’53, ’56, ’77, ’78). The Dodgers won in 1955 (Brooklyn’s only crown), ’63 and ’81.

Published in Former Teams, History, Houston Astros, Limerick, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

Oh Doctor! Yanks in Six: 2 Comments

  1. Elliott Kolker wrote,

    Reckon that Poem gets A one way ticket to Palookaville:

    “The Survivors: 2017″
    For the AL Champion Houston Astros
    And The NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers”
    The Village Elliott: 10/22/17

    Since the Baby Bronx Bombers have crashed,
    The twelfth Yanks-Bums World Series trashed,
    So it’s Bums versus ‘stros;
    Reckon full Seven goes,
    Ends: survivors’ walk off, loser’s bashed.

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Glad for the honest follow-up commentary.

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