Bevens' 1947 World Series No-Hitter is Broken Up
In the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 4
of the 1947 World Series, a tired, but determined New
York Yankees pitcher named Bill Bevens stood on the
mound, one out away from pitching the first no-hitter
in World Series history. To the plate stepped Harry
Arthur "Cookie" Lavagetto of the Brooklyn
Dodgers. Lavagetto drove the ball off of the right field
wall providing the Dodgers with the tying and winning
runs, robbing Bevens of his no-hitter, winning Game
4 for the Dodgers and tying the Series at 2-2. This is the ball that Lavagetto hit. The Yankee catcher that
day was a rookie named Yogi Berra who remembered giving
the ball to Bevens after the game. All of the writing
on the ball is in Bevens' hand.
Bill Bevens pitching during his almost no-hitter in
Game 4 of the 1947 World Series vs. Brooklyn.