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Never before seen photos from the 1955 World Series

Life.com

By the time they met in the 1955 World Series, the New York Yankees had already won 16 titles; the Brooklyn Dodgers, none. Now, 55 years later, in a gallery of rare and never-seen photos, LIFE recalls the epic, seven-game Subway Series when "Dem Bums" won their first -- and, as it turned out, their only -- world championship, cementing their place in Brooklyn lore and baseball legend.