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Podres, Johnny


From the "This Great Game" card back: There are heroes and then there are folk heroes, and quite a difference there is between the two. Padres rose to mythic folk hero status when he authored a beautiful 2-0 gem over the Damn Yankees to win Game Seven of the 1955 World Series. That’s a remarkable feat, but even more remarkable when it is pitched for Brooklyn. Thanks to John, the Dodgers finally won their first World Series title that afternoon at Yankee Stadium, a victory that cured a headache felt throughout Flatbush.


Birth Date: September 30, 1932
Birth Location: Witherbee, NY
Death Date: January 13, 2008
Death Location: Glens Falls NY, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: April 17, 1953
Final Game Date: June 21, 1969
Years Played: 16
Games Played: 462
At Bats: 762
Runs: 61
Hits: 145
Doubles: 19
Triples: 1
Home Runs: 2
RBIs: 50
Stolen Bases: 1
Base on Balls: 32
Batting Average: 0.19
Position: Pitcher

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