This photo caught my eye because I didn’t recognize the Dodger infielder throwing out Yogi Berra at 1st. The photo caption reads:1955-Don Zimmer throws out Yogi Berra during game 3 of the World Series. No matter how much I try, I just don’t see the chubby-cheeked 66 year old Yankee bench coach from the 1996 World Series. Zimmer was just 24 years old, appearing in his 2nd year with the Dodgers, when he helped Brooklyn win their 1st World Championship. The Dodgers won game #7 on a complete game shutout from Johnny Podres.
Now being the thorough baseball researcher that I am, I checked Baseball Reference to see how well Zimmer did in the World Series. (He played in 4 games, going 2-9.) But I noticed that game 3 was played at Ebbetts field, and this game is obviously being played at Yankee Stadium. After numerous seconds of research on Baseball Reference(Have I ever mentioned before how great this site is?) I was able to determine that this was the 1st out recorded in the bottom of the 2nd in game #1 of the Series. I actually feel pretty good about myself for finding a factual error regarding this photo. I also feel pretty good for Don Zimmer. He was once a young ballplayer on a Championship team, and he was also a wizened bench coach sitting next to Joe Torre, for 4 other Championships. What more could you ask for?