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  1. GatorLurker

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    I remember listening to all of these games on the radio. I was in my dad's car crossing the Cal-Sag when that game ended. You would have to be from the far SouthSide to know where that might have been.
    And the Yankees were favored to win The Series.

    One of my favorite World Series ever.

    Did I ever tell you that I dislike the Yankees?
     
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    Did I ever tell you I grew up a big fan of Mickey, Yogi, Casey, Moose, Whitey, Billy M, Gil, Ellie and Little Bobby R, Bobby Shantz and Bob Turley & Ryne Duren :)
     
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    1904 NY Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 3-1 Giants victory; new MLB record; finishes the game in 1 hour, 15 minutes
    1919 Cuban Dolf Luque becomes first Hispanic player to appear in Baseball World Series; pitches 1 inning of relief in Reds' 3-0 defeat to Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park
    1920 St Browns 1st baseman George Sisler collects his 257th hit of the season to set MLB record that lasts until the 21st century.; Browns beat White Sox, 16 - 7
    1936 NY Yankees set new attendance record of 64,482 in Game 3 of World Series at Yankee Stadium; 66,669 following day Game 4; win series v NY Giants, 4-2
    1940 Cincinnati Reds' win Game 2 of the Baseball World Series, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers at Crosley Field; snap 10-game losing streak for NL going back to Game 6 in 1937; Reds win series, 4-3
    1942 NY Yankees shortstop Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in Game 3 of the Baseball World Series; he is fined $250 & suspended for first 30 days of 1943 season
    1945 Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs meet in Baseball World Series for the 4th time; Hank Borowy pitches a 6-hit shutout as Cubs win Game 1, 9-0 at Briggs Stadium; Detroit wins series , 4-3
    1950 Philadelphia Phillies choose not to request MLB rule on star left-hander Curt Simmons' eligibility to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees
    1951 Shot Heard 'Round the World': Bobby Thomson hits 3-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers, bottom 9th inning, 1 out, to give New York Giants dramatic 5-4 playoff win and NL pennant
    1956 Sal Maglie pitches a complete game as Brooklyn Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 6-3 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Ebbets Field; Yankees win series, 4-3
    1959 13th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-1
    1960 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game win streak & MLB record 193 HRs
    1962 SF Giants (103-62) beat rivals LA Dodgers (102-63), 6-4 in season ending NL pennant decider; Dodgers set MLB record season attendance 2,755,184
    1964 NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 8-3 to clinch Bronx Bombers 5th consecutive AL pennant, and 29th in club's history
    1965 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season
    1965 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher
    1970 First umpires strike in MLB history lasts one day during League Championship Series; AL and NL presidents recognise newly-formed MLB Umpires Association; negotiate labor contract
    1972 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton wins 27th game as Philadelphia beats Cubs, 11-1 at Wrigley Field; almost half Phillies' 59 wins
    1972 Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland, 4-3; last AL pitcher to homer until MLB inter-league play 25 years later
    1974 39-year old Frank Robinson becomes MLB’s first African-American manager when he signs as player-manager for Cleveland Indians; agrees to 1-year contract estimated at $180,000
    1976 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron singles in his last MLB at-bat & drives in his 2,297th run as Milwaukee Brewers lose, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers
    1981 Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos clinch their first-ever postseason appearances; Brewers beat Detroit, 2 - 1, for AL East title; Expos defeat NY Mets, 5 - 4, for NL East second playoff spot
    1982 Centre fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
    1986 Baltimore loses 6-3 to Detroit Tigers, assuring Orioles of club's first ever last-place finish in AL East standings
    1987 San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's MLB rookie record 34-game hitting streak ends as Padres snap 9-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory v LA Dodgers
    1990 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80
    1990 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
    1992 Atlanta Braves end season with 1-0 victory v San Diego Padres at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for franchise record 98th MLB win (old record 95 in 1957)
    1993 Cleveland Indians play their final MLB game at Cleveland Stadium; lose 4-0 to Chicago White Sox Chicago
    1999 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game
    2001 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds Is walked for the 171st time in 11-8 win at Houston; breaks Babe Ruth's 1923 MLB single-season record for walks
    2001 San Diego outfielder Rickey Henderson scores a run in the 3rd inning of the Padres' 12-5 loss to LA Dodgers to tie the MLB record of 2,245 runs scored held by the legendary Ty Cobb
    2004 New England Patriots win their 18th consecutive NFL game, beating Buffalo Bills, 31-17 at Ralph Wilson Stadium; Tom Brady 17-for-30 for 298 yards & 2 TDs
    2004 Seattle Mariners Japanese right fielder Ichiro Suzuki adds 2 more singles in a 3-0 defeat to Texas, to finish the season with a MLB record 262 hits
    2012 Miguel Cabrera goes 0 for 2 in a 1-0 Tigers win v Royals to end the season as MLB's first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967; leads AL with .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBI

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    1951 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
    1954 Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A's), born in Oakland, California
    1966 Darrin Fletcher, American baseball catcher and broadcaster (Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
    1971 Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican baseball utility (MLB All Star, Silver Slugger Award 1994; Montréal Expos), born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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    1904–NY Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 in a 3-1 win over the Cardinals—in 1 hour 15 minutes......

    Ahhh, back when everyone didn’t step out of the box between every pitch to readjust his batting gloves, his helmet, his body armor, his sleeves, his pants, his Johnson......well, you get my drift.:ninja3:
     
  5. GatorLurker

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    And no who knows how many minutes of commercials between half innings.
     
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    And how is this about baseball?

    I know that Brady was drafted in the 18th round, but is that enough? That's in rounds where kids of friends get drafted.
     
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    I missed it is how, I do a sports OTD in the Pub then delete the nonbaseball items when I post it here
     
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    1906 Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburg Pirates, 4-0 to end MLB season at 116-36 with .763 winning percentage; unmatched since
    1922 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
    1924 New York Giants became first team to play in 4 consecutive World Series; win Game 1, 4-3 at Griffith Field; lose series, 4-3 in manager John McGraw's 9th and final WS appearance
    1925 Harry Heilmann gets 6 hits in Detroit's doubleheader sweep over St Louis Browns, 10-4 and 11-6, to edge teammate Ty Cobb for AL batting crown, .393 to .389; Cobb bats over .300 for the 20th time
    1928 25th World Series begins at Yankee Stadium with Bronx Bombers beating St Louis Cardinals, 4-1; sweep series for 2nd consecutive year
    1930 Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Quinn aged 47, oldest to play in World Series; pitches 2 innings in Game 3, 5-0 defeat to St. Louis; win series, 4-2
    1936 Record crowd 66,669 packs Yankee Stadium for Game 4 of Baseball World Series; Yankees beat Giants, 5-2; win series, 4-2
    1944 The only all-St. Louis World Series opens at Sportsman's Park with the visiting Browns beating the Cardinals, 2-1 on George McQuinn's home run; Cards win series, 4-2
    1948 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox, 8 - 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the AL pennant; keys are the pitching of Gene Bearden and hitting of Lou Boudreau
    1953 NY Yankees slugging center fielder Mickey Mantle :emoji_baseball: hits a grand slam off Russ Meyer; Bronx Bombers hold on to win, 11-7 v Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of Baseball World Series; Yankees win series, 4-2
    1955 Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series
    1959 First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    1961 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford :emoji_baseball:records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series , 4-1
    1962 Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at 33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series
    1967 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
    1969 MLB holds first league championship games; National League Championship Series: New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves, 9-5; Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3 in American League Championship Series
    1972 Future Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams :emoji_baseball:manages his final game as Texas Rangers lose to KC Royals, 4-0 in the last game played at Municipal Stadium; Williams replaced by Whitey Herzog
    1980 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gives Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; breaks Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen
    1986 NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saves both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save
    1989 SF Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings
    2001 SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds :( hits his 70th home run in 10-2 win v Houston; ties Mark McGwire :rolleyes: for the most MLB home runs in a single season

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    1910 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
    1944 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida
    1964 Mark McLemore, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
    1967 Roger Pavlik, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1996; Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
    1978 Kyle Lohse, American baseball pitcher (14th pitcher to beat all 30 MLB teams; Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Chico, California
    1982 Jered Weaver, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010-12; LA Angels), born in Northridge, California
    1983 Kurt Suzuki, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 2014; Washington Nationals), born in Wailuku, Hawaii
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    1908 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh beats Detroit Tigers, 6-1, his 40th victory of the MLB season; forces AL pennant race to the final day
    1912 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Athletics, 3 - 0 for their 105th win of the MLB season, an AL record until 1927 Yankees 110
    1912 NY Highlanders last game at Hilltop stadium; beat Washington, 8-6; Brooklyn Dodgers last game at Washington Park; lose 1-0 v NY Giants
    1915 Detroit Tigers speedster Ty Cobb steals his 96th base of the season in 5-0 loss to Cleveland Indians; stands as MLB record until 1962 (Maury Wills, 104)
    1921 First Baseball World Series radio broadcast; all-NY contest, Yanks beat Giants, 3-0 at Polo Grounds; sportswriter Grantland Rice is the caller
    1922 NY Yankees and Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NY; Giants win series, 4-0-1
    1941 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike and Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely for Yankees for a famous Baseball World Series error; would have been last out, instead Yankees score 4 and win 7-4; win series, 4-1
    1942 St Louis Cardinals win club's 4th Baseball World Series; beat NY Yankees, 4-2 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium for 4-1 series victory
    1947 Brooklyn outfielder Al Gionfriddo makes famous catch off Joe DiMaggio in Game 6 of Baseball World Series; Dodgers beat Yankees, 8-6; catch inspires "back-back-back" expression
    1953 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 in Game 6 for 4-2 series win; NY 2nd baseman Billy Martin's 12 hits sets WS record; Yankees win record 5th consecutive WS
    1956 Catcher Yogi Berra becomes 4th NY Yankee to hit a Baseball World Series grand slam in Game 2 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn; Dodgers win, 13-8 but lose series, 4-3
    1970 MLB Championship Series both end on the same day with same score; (AL) Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3-0; (NL) Cincinnati Reds down Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; Orioles win WS, 4-1
    1996 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Baltimore Orioles in 12 innings in 4-3 ALDS win at Jacobs Field; Orioles win series, 3-1
    1996 New York centre fielder Bernie Williams homers from each side of the plate as the Yankees beat Texas, 6-4 to win the AL Division Series, 3 - 1
    2001 Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd home runs in 11-10 loss v LA Dodgers at Pacific Bell Park; breaks Mark McGwire's MLB single season HR record
    2001 MLB's Atlanta Braves become first pro sports team to win 10 straight division titles after mauling the Marlins, 20-3 to clinch the NL East title; NBA's Boston Celtics (1957-65) & LA Lakers (1982-90) both won 9 in a row
    2002 For the first time in its 42-year old history, the Anaheim Angels win a post-season series by beating the Yankees, 9-5 to take the ALDS, 3-1
    2003 Chicago Cubs win their first MLB postseason series since the 1908 World Series with 5-1 win v Atlanta Braves in Game 5 NLDS at Turner Field

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)
    1937 Eli Jacobs, American financier and baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1949 Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician ( sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas
    1964 Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

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    1882 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
    1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
    1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7
    1911 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
    1919 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
    1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
    1921 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
    1923 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies) @WESGATORS
    1926 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5
    1936 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
    1938 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
    1941 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
    1945 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of Baseball World Series, is escorted out and casts goat curse on Chicago Cubs
    1947 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
    1959 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
    1959 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
    1963 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
    1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
    1969 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
    1969 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
    1971 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
    1977 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
    1978 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5
    1979 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1
    1985 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
    1988 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
    1991 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
    1991 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
    2010 Phillies ace Roy Halladay pitches only the 2nd no-hitter in MLB postseason history in Game 1 NLDS, 4-0 v Cincinnati Reds

    BIRTHDAYS
    1824 Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1908)
    1922 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
    1946 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)
    1959 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1962 Rich Yett, baseball player
    1969 Robert Person, pitcher (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1970 Darren Oliver, American pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
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    1882 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
    1922 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
    1922 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
    1927 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
    1933 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
    1935 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
    1936 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
    1940 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
    1947 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
    1950 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
    1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2
    1950 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship
    1952 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
    1952 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
    1964 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
    1975 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
    1975 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
    1975 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
    1978 LA Dodgers win the pennant
    1978 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
    1978 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
    1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
    1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant
    1984 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
    1984 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
    1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
    1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1857 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American to play MLB), born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1924)
    1904 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)
    1922 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
    1943 José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player
    1964 Rich Delucia, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
    1985 Evan Longoria, American baseball player
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    1887 Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
    1908 NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
    1909 Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
    1915 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
    1922 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
    1927 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
    1929 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
    1930 Philadelphia A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
    1939 NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win
    1940 Cincinnati Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
    1950 4th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat All-Stars, 7-1
    1951 Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
    1953 Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group
    1956 Don Larsen (NY Yankees) pitches only perfect World Series game vs Brooklyn
    1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
    1958 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
    1959 LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
    1960 Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer
    1972 In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
    1973 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson
    1977 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
    1977 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
    1983 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
    1983 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
    1989 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
    1989 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
    1995 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series

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    1917 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
    1946 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2011)
    1956 Jeff Lahti, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Oregon City, Oregon
    1959 Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
    1970 David Doster, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indianalayer (French Open 2016, Wimbledon 2017), born in Caracas, Venezuela
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    1939 NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win—

    We’ve won 1 National Championship — can’t even imagine how we would feel first, winning 4 NC’s——can anyone imagine winning 4 in a row???
     
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    1905 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
    1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game
    1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
    1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game
    1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
    1919 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
    1920 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
    1921 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
    1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
    1934 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
    1938 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
    1938 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
    1944 St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
    1949 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
    1951 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
    1958 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
    1958 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
    1961 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
    1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series
    1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
    1966 Baltimore Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
    1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
    1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
    1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
    1988 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
    1989 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1886 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
    1903 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
    1940 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1950 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
    1977 Brian Roberts, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Durham, North Carolina
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    1904 Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant
    1904 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
    1916 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
    1920 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play @WESGATORS
    1920 Indian's Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st World Series grand slam
    1923 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium
    1924 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
    1926 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
    1931 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series
    1937 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
    1945 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series
    1948 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
    1951 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
    1956 On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
    1957 Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
    1957 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
    1961 Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets
    1968 Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
    1971 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
    1973 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2
    1974 US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
    1976 Giant's Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey opens with the NY Giants going down 24–14 to the Dallas Cowboys in from of 76,042 fans
    1978 Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75
    1980 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
    1982 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
    1982 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
    1990 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1914 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 2005)
    1976 Pat Burrell, American baseball player, born in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    1984 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Santa Clara, California
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    1906 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
    1911 Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are named inaugural MLB MVPs; prize is a car
    1913 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
    1923 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game
    1927 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)
    1943 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
    1948 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
    1960 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
    1967 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox
    1968 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins
    1972 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
    1973 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2
    1978 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th
    1981 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
    1992 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1899 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
    1930 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
    1944 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1947 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist (Washington Post), born in Washington, D.C.
    1960 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
    1966 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
    1977 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
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    1907 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
    1913 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robinson blames McGraw & is fired
    1916 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
    1920 Cleveland Indians beat Bkln Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series
    1923 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
    1929 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
    1967 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
    1972 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
    1976 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0
    1977 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
    1980 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Houston Astros, 3 games to 2
    1982 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits
    1986 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
    1987 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club's first Baseball World Series
    1988 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
    1990 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2
    1993 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2

    BIRTHDAYS
    1874 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
    1905 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
    1906 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
    1910 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
    1936 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1962 Sid Fernandez, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1968 Mike Trombley, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
    1969 José Valentín, MLB infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
    1970 Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
    1971 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Federal Way, Washington (d. 2013)
    1971 Tony Fiore, American baseball player, born in Oak Park, Illinois
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    1903 Boston Americans win the inaugural Baseball World Series; beat Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in Game 8 at Huntington Avenue for a 5-3 series victory; winning pitcher Bill Dinneen
    1914 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
    1915 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
    1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
    1921 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
    1960 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
    1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
    1972 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
    1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
    1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
    1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
    1989 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
    1991 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
    1991 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
    1991 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
    1993 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
    1996 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
    1996 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
    1998 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2
    2002 MLB American League Championship: Anaheim Angels beat Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 1

    Birthdays
    1876 Rube Waddell, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
    1895 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
    1931 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
    1942 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
    1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
    1954 George Frazier, American baseball player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1964 Chris Gwynn, American baseball outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
    1967 Trevor Hoffman, American Baseball Hall of Fame closer (first pitcher to 500 & 600 saves milestone), born Bellflower, California
    1968 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    1969 Tim Crabtree, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
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    1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
    1905 NY Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
    1905 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
    1906 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
    1908 Baseball Writers Association of America forms
    1908 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
    1908 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
    1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
    1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
    1926 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
    1929 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
    1929 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
    1964 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
    1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
    1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
    1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
    1973 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
    1976 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
    1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
    1978 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away
    1984 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
    1987 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
    1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
    1992 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
    1992 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
    1992 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
    1995 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
    1995 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
    1996 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
    1997 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
    1998 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
    2002 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
    2003 Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series
    2006 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1842 Joe Start, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1927)
    1941 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1946 Al Oliver, American baseball outfielder (7-time MLB All Star; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
    1964 Joe Girardi, catcher (NY Yankees), born in Peoria, Illinois
    1967 Pat Kelly, American baseball player
    1967 Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
    1976 Henry Mateo, Dominican baseball player
    1978 Ryan Church, American baseball player
    1981 Boof Bonser, American baseball player
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    1912 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
    1917 Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
    1923 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
    1925 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
    1928 Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators
    1933 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
    1945 Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
    1946 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
    1946 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
    1946 Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
    1956 Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
    1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
    1964 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
    1964 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
    1965 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
    1969 NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
    1969 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
    1970 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
    1980 George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids
    1981 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
    1986 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
    1986 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
    1986 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3
    1988 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
    1997 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
    2003 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3
    2007 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
    2008 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1
    2011 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
    2014 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 0

    BIRTHDAYS
    1882 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1941)
    1927 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
    1945 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
    1967 Carlos García, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Táchira State, Venezuela
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