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Johnny Podres
Original name: John Joseph Podres
Birth: Sep. 30, 1932
Witherbee
Essex County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 2008
Glens Falls
Warren County
New York, USA

Major League Baseball Player. A native of Witherbee, New York, he was a left handed pitcher who hurled for 3 clubs during a 15 year major league career. Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1951, he made his major league debut on April 17, 1953. His time with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers was highlighted by 4 pennants and 3 World Championships. He became a hero to Brooklyn fans for his heroics in the 1955 Fall Classic when he pitched the Dodgers to a Game 7 victory, 2-0, over the New York Yankees for Brooklyn's only World Championship. It was also the first time in world series history that a team came back to win after dropping the first two games. Podres, who went 2-0 during the series was named the first ever World Series MVP. He won two more championships with the Dodgers, in 1959 and 1963. After pitching 1967 and 1968 with the Tigers, he joined the expansion San Diego Padres for one final season in 1969. He finished his career with a 148-116 record with a 3.68 ERA. He later served as a pitching coach with the Twins and the Phillies. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
Burial:
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Moriah
Essex County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Jan 14, 2008
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Brooklyn/LA Dodger 1953-55, 57-66...1955 WORLD CHAMPS!!...Detroit Tiger 1966-67...Rest in Peace
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