The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in seven games to capture their first championship in franchise history. It would be the only Series the Dodgers won in Brooklyn (the team relocated to Los Angeles after the 1957 season). The last time the Brooklyn franchise won a World Championship was in 1900. The team was called the Brooklyn Superbas, the event was called the Chronicle-Telegraph Cup, and the opponent was their fellow National League Pittsburgh Pirates.
This was the fifth time in nine years that the Yankees and the Dodgers met in World Series, with the Yankees having won in 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953.
This Series also marked the end of a long period of invulnerability for the Yankees in World Series. It was the Yankees’ first loss in a World Series since 1942 and only their second since 1926. While the Yankees were 15�2 in Series appearances during that time, they would lose again in 1957, 1960, 1963, and 1964, for a record of 4�5 in World Series over the next decade.