36 DON NEWCOMBE
Throws R, bats L. Rec. 26-6. ERA 2.95. The winningest pitcher in majors. Will overpower batter with fast ball, fool him with sharp, down-breaking slider, changeup or slow curve. Control razor-sharp. Dangerous at plate, hits with real power. Looking for first Series win (now 0-3).
35 SAL MAGLIE
Throws R, bats R. Rec. 11-5. ERA 3.07. Old (39) Sal is comeback pitcher of the year; his work in stretch drive was vital to Dodgers. Along with excellent control and knowledge of hitters, has perhaps the best curve ball in league. Tireless, and a great competitor.
41 CLEM LABINE
Throws R, bats R. Rec. 9-6. ERA 3.38. Has appeared in seven of last 13 Dodger World Series games and might easily become Series' most familiar sight stalking in from bullpen. Has all requirements of good reliever: poise, control and pitches (curve and sinker) which break down.
1 PEE WEE REESE, SS
Bats R, throws R. .260 avg. 9 HR. At 37, still a marvel of consistent skill; nearly flawless afield, remarkable base runner. Shrewd hitter who can hurt you with his power on high fast ball. Can hit-and-run, bunt for hit, sacrifice, squeeze. Curve him and change up.
19 JIM GILLIAM, 2B-LF
Bats R-L, throws R., .302 avg. 6 HR. Insiders' choice for most valuable Dodger of year. Switch hitter, hits curve well; set him up with curve outside and change, then come in with fast ball. A topflight base runner and a sometimes brilliant infielder. Only fair in outfield.
39 ROY CAMPANELLA, C
Bats R, throws R. .216 avg. 18 HR. Despite sore thumb and typical every-other-year slump, still a pull hitter with great power. Death on high fast balls; pitch him curve outside, move ball around. Very quick behind plate, sure receiver, good arm. Knows Yankee hitters.
4 DUKE SNIDER, CF
Bats L, throws R. .287 avg. 39 HR. Strikes out a lot but can hit almost anything over the fence. Likes low fast ball best, but can hit high outside pitch with power to left. Pitch him high, tight; curve low and away. Great fielder with strong arm; fast on the bases.
6 CARL FURILLO, RF
Bats R, throws R. .296 avg. 20 HR. Won a lot of games for Dodgers with clutch hits. Likes fast balls but will smack curve outside for extra bases to right. Curve him low and inside. In the field appears to have slowed down a little but still has one of best throwing arms in the game.