Lefty Podres, who clinched Brooklyn's only Series title, dies at 75

Updated: January 14, 2008, 8:07 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- As soon as he heard Johnny Podres had died, Don Newcombe recalled that famous moment more than a half-century ago.

"My mind went back to Yankee Stadium, 1955, the seventh game of the World Series," said Newcombe, also a member of that Brooklyn Dodgers championship team. "I thank God for Johnny Podres. I remember how confident he was in the clubhouse before Game 7. [Manager] Walter Alston called a meeting and Johnny said, 'Just give me one run.' Well, ...

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