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The 1949-56 Brooklyn Dodgers: Finally, a Challenger to the '06-10 Cubs

bky No major league team in the twentieth century had the longevity of success-eight years—with the same core group of players as the 1949 to 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers. Not even any of the various great New York Yankees teams. With a core of Gil Hodges at first, Jackie Robinson at second (through 1952) and then alternating between third and left field, Pee Wee Reese at shortstop, Duke Snider in center field, Carl Furillo in right field, Roy Campanella catching, and pitcher Don Newcombe (except for two years of military service during the Korean War) playing all eight of those years; starting pitcher Carl Erskine and relief ace Clem Labine as regulars on the pitching staff for six of the eight years; pitcher Preacher Roe and third baseman Billy Cox as regulars for five; and multi-position regular (second base and outfield) Jim Gilliam playing in four of those years, Brooklyn won five pennants and finished second three times between 1949 and 1956.

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