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UPI Picks Yankees and Dodgers — then Yankees to Win It All

Apr. 3, 1963 - The New York Yankees in a runaway and the Los Angeles Dodgers by the skin of their teeth — that’s how the United Press International board of baseball experts says the 1963 major league pennant races will turn out. And just so the suspense won’t be unbearable, the Yankees will knock off the Dodgers in the World Series. This is the forecast of the 24 writers and broadcasters who have seen major league teams in spring training. The Yankees were the overwhelming choice. Twenty of the twenty-four experts awarded them first place. The experts came close to predicting a three-way tie for the National League pennant between the Dodgers, the Cincinnati Reds, and the defending champion San Francisco Giants, but the Dodgers squeaked it out by a slim majority.

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