It never got old. The Brooklyn Dodgers had just won their fifth pennant in nine years when a photographer for the Milwaukee Journal snapped a photo of the beer party in the visiting clubhouse on September 8, 1955.
They didn’t win every year, but the Dodgers were a powerhouse. They had finished first or second in the National League every season but one since 1946 and this season would be different. The Dodgers had clinched the National League title earlier than any team in history. They played out the regular season, then finally soared past the New York Yankees to win Brooklyn’s first World Series.
This newly discovered image is our Photo of the Day from RMY Auctions. It shows popular batboy Charlie DiGiovanna being showered in Miller High Life by second baseman Don Zimmer as smiling teammates look on. Zimmer is wearing the suds-soaked hat often seen on the head of pitcher Don Newcombe. The starting pitcher that day, Roger Craig, is shown in streetclothes on the left.
The 8×10 ½” photo includes a file date stamp on the back and a clipping of the newspaper caption from the edition in which it appeared.
The photo is one of hundreds up for bid at RMYAuctions.com through October 25.