Cookie Lavagetto is carried on the shoulders of his teammates after Game Four of the World Series, Ebbets Field, October 3, 1947
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The 1947 World Series between the Yankees and the Dodgers offered two of the most exciting moments in World Series history. The first of these moments occurred in Game Four. The Dodgers were trailing 2-1 in the ninth inning and Yankees pitcher Bill Bevens was one out away from registering the first no-hitter in World Series history. Bevens had walked ten batters and had given up one run. In the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and two men on base, Dodgers pinch hitter Cookie Lavagetto rocketed a double off the right field wall at Ebbets Field. Both runners scored and the Dodgers had a wild 3-2 win. With one pitch, Bevens had lost his no-hitter and the game too. The second memorable moment would happen two days later, in Game Six.