Whicker: Dodgers know sweet summers can lead to bitter Octobers

PHOENIX — Only one Dodger team has won more regular-season games than this one.

It fired its manager after the season. Its pitching staff completed 51 games, which wasn’t close to the National League lead.

And its 25-year-old play-by-play man got to narrate his first World Series that season.

That announcer was Vin Scully, who is one of the few people walking who can find any of this relatable.

The year was 1953, one year after the Boys of Summer, two years before Johnny Podres would...

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