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    1909 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
    1912 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
    1916 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
    1921 Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
    1936 Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
    1962 Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
    1962 NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
    1969 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1
    1969 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
    1969 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
    1909 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
    1912 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
    1916 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
    1921 Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
    1936 Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
    1962 Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
    1962 NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
    1969 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1
    1969 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
    1969 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
    1983 Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
    1985 KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
    1985 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
    1985 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
    1988 Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
    1990 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
    2000 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
    2003 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3
    2005 MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1
    2011 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2
    2014 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
    BIRTHDAYS
    1900 [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)
    1921 Matt Batts, MLB catcher (Red Sox), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2013)
    1941 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
    1948 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
    1961 Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
    1981 Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
    1992 Bryce Harper, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    1885 Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season
    1927 Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL President
    1964 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
    1971 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
    1974 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
    1976 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
    1978 NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
    1979 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
    1982 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
    1985 Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
    1987 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
    1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
    1989 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
    1991 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
    1992 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
    1995 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
    1996 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
    2000 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2

    BIRTHDAYS
    1848 William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, born in Ware, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
    1859 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
    1906 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
    1908 Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
    1928 James "Junior" Gilliam, Dodgers (NL rookie of year 1953)
    1967 Mark Johnson, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
    1970 John Mabry, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Wilmington, Delaware
    1972 Joe McEwing, American baseball player
    1974 John Rocker, American baseball player
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    1889 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
    1950 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history
    1960 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
    1967 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
    1977 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
    1977 Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record
    1977 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
    1992 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
    1999 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 1
    2012 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 0
    2013 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2

    BIRTHDAYS
    1928 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), born in Roopville, Georgia (d. 2018)
    1942 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
    1949 George Hendrick, baseball player
    1952 Jerry Royster, American baseball player
    1966 Alan Mills, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Lakeland, Florida
    1975 Alex Cora, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1985 Yoenis Cespedes, Cuban MLB player, born in Campechuela
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    1923 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
    1943 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
    1949 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
    1981 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
    1981 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 3 games to 2
    1987 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time
    1996 Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
    1997 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)
    1999 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2
    2005 MLB National League Championship: Houston Astros beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2
    2006 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
    2008 MLB American League Championship: Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3
    2013 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2

    BIRTHDAYS
    1876 Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher
    1896 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988
    1961 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
    1966 Dave Veres, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Montgomery, Alabama
    1972 Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
    1976 Michael Young, baseball player
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    1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
    1910 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
    1924 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
    1934 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig sails to Japan for 18-game series against Big-Six University League
    1935 Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up
    1947 Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
    1967 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
    1973 President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century
    1982 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
    1982 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
    1988 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
    1990 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher José Rijo MVP
    1993 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
    1996 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
    2004 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3

    BIRTHDAYS
    1877 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1915)
    1931 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
    1937 Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
    1952 Dave Collins, baseball player
    1953 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California
    1967 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
    1980 Jose Veras, Dominican baseball player
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    1935 Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously
    1964 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
    1973 A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
    1975 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
    1976 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
    1976 NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
    1980 Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
    1990 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
    1997 Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
    1998 New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius MVP
    2001 MLB National League Championship: Arizona Diamondbacks beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 1
    2004 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 3
    2007 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
    2009 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1928 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC
    1946 Jim Hill, American sportscaster
    1959 George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
    1970 Marc Wilkins, Mansfield OH, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1979 Khalil Greene, American baseball player
    1979 Gabe Gross, American baseball player
    1983 Zack Greinke, American baseball player
    1983 Andy Marté, Dominican baseball player
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    1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
    1885 John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union
    1967 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley
    1972 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
    1975 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
    1985 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
    1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
    1997 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
    1997 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
    1997 Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
    2001 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
    2010 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
    2012 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3

    BIRTHDAYS
    1907 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)
    1918 Lou Klein, American baseball player (d. 1976)
    1956 Frank DiPino, American baseball player
    1968 Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York
    1969 Kevin Carrasco, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
    1973 Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
    1982 Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
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    1884 1st World Series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats NY Mets (AA) 6-0
    1910 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
    1920 Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal
    1923 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
    1923 Giants defeat Baltimore Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
    1945 Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract
    1955 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time
    1973 Yankee GM & pres Lee MacPhail named AL president
    1974 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker
    1984 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
    1993 Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto to retain Baseball World Series; Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor MVP
    1993 Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies
    1996 New York Yankees set record recovering from 0-6 in Baseball World Series game to beat Braves, 8-6 in Game 4 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium; record 7th straight post-season road win
    2013 Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series

    BIRTHDAYS
    1894 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
    1931 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
    1965 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)Mexico
    1980 Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
    1981 Ben Francisco, American baseball player

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    1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
    1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
    1939 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
    1940 Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
    1957 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
    1974 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
    1986 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
    1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
    1992 Toronto beats Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first Baseball World Series; Toronto catcher Pat Borders MVP
    2013 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1857 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1894)
    1929 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
    1950 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Camden, New Jersey
    1957 Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball manager, born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
    1961 Rafael Belliard, MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic
    1966 F. P. Santangelo, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
    1968 Ken Ryan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
    1969 Arthur Rhodes, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Waco, Texas
    1973 Mike Matthews, American baseball player, born in Woodbridge, Virginia
    1982 Macay McBride, American baseball player, born in Augusta, Georgia
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    1884 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
    1956 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
    1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
    1973 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
    1978 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
    1986 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
    1987 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
    1992 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
    2003 Florida beats New York Yankees, 2-0 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium for Marlins second Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Josh Beckett MVP
    2005 Then longest Baseball World Series game in time (5 hours, 41 mins) and tied longest in innings (14, tied with Game 2, 1916 WS and Game 1, 2015 WS); Cubs beat Astros, 7-5 in Game 3 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
    2009 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2

    BIRTHDAYS
    1889 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
    1917 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
    1923 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
    1955 Danny Darwin, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Bonham, Texas
    1965 Steve Decker, American baseball catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
    1969 Larry Thomas, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
    1970 J.A. Adande, American sports columnist, born in Los Angeles, California
    1971 Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic
    1974 Lee Byung-Kyu, South Korean baseball player, born in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
    1979 Tony Torcato, American baseball player, born in Woodland, California
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    1887 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
    1911 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
    1934 While Washington Seantors player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
    1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Washington, D.C. for 1961
    1981 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
    1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
    1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
    1996 New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win 23rd Baseball World Series; Bronx Bombers' reliever John Wetteland MVP
    1997 Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Liván Hernández MVP
    2000 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 at Shea Stadium to win "Subway Series"; Yankees 3rd straight Baseball World Series; Yanks infielder Derek Jeter MVP
    2005 Chicago beats Houston, 1-0 in Game 4 at Minute Maid Park to sweep Astros and win White Sox first Baseball World Series in 88 years; Chicago outfielder Jermaine Dye MVP
    2013 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1
    2018 Longest Baseball World Series game by both innings and time; LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in the 18th inning (7 hours, 20 mins) in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium with Max Muncy walk-off homer

    BIRTHDAYS
    1965 Gil Heredia, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
    1965 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman and shortstop (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Parramatta, Australia
    1967 Shelly Stokes, American softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Sacramento, California
    1969 Mark Sweeney, American MLB first baseman (St Louis Cardinals), born in Framingham, Massachusetts
    1983 Francisco Liriano, Dominican MLB pitcher, born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
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    1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
    1985 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
    1986 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
    1991 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP
    1992 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
    1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed
    1999 New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain Baseball World Series; Yankees closer Mariano Rivera MVP
    2002 Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first Baseball World Series; Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus MVP
    2004 The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years
    2004 Boston beats St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first Baseball World Series since 1918; Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez MVP
    2006 St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th Baseball World Series; Cards infielder David Eckstein MVP
    2011 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th

    BIRTHDAYS
    1922 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
    1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
    1972 Brad Radke, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Austin, Texas
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    1890 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
    1924 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
    1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
    1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
    1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
    1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)
    1981 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
    1989 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected "Bay Bridge" Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
    1995 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd Baseball World Series; Braves starter Tom Glavine MVP
    2007 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
    2011 St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th Baseball World Series; Cards 3rd baseman David Freese MVP
    2012 San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
    2012 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
    2015 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings
    2018 Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th Baseball World Series in franchise history

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    1877 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Cowden, Illinois (d. 1952)
    1926 Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer, sports administrator (MLB Commissioner 1969-1984), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
    1964 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
    1966 Juan Guzman, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    1966 Tim Bogar, infielder (NY Mets), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1974 Braden Looper, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Weatherford, Oklahoma
    1982 Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
    1982 Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
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    1889 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
    1920 Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees
    1931 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
    1942 Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
    1945 Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish
    1949 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
    1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
    1986 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
    1991 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
    2008 Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second Baseball World Series in their 126-year history; Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels MVP
    2014 San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd Baseball World Series in 5 years; SF starter Madison Bumgarner MVP
    BIRTHDAYS
    1925 Betty Evans Grayson, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1979)
    1944 Claude Brochu, Canadian Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos), born in Quebec City, Quebec
    1959 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)
    1967 Greg Gohr, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Clara, California
    1974 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1983 Dana Eveland, American baseball player
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    1871 Philadelphia Athletics beat Chicago for 1st National Association baseball pennant
    1919 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
    1922 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
    1945 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
    1956 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
    1967 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
    1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
    1975 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
    1991 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
    2013 Boston Red Sox decisively beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win the Baseball World Series; Boston slugger David Ortiz MVP

    BIRTHDAYS
    1867 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1903)
    1871 Buck Freeman, American baseball player, born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
    1898 Bill Terry, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1989)
    1916 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)
    1917 Bobby Bragan, American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2010)
    1927 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), born in Coushatta, Louisiana (d. 1999)
    1935 Jim Perry, American baseball player, born in Williamston, North Carolina
    1941 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
    1960 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York
    1961 Scott Garrelts, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Urbana, Illinois
    1962 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
    1962 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
    1979 Jason Bartlett, Filipino-American baseball player, born in Mountain View, California
    1981 Ian Snell, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Dover, Delaware
    1982 Manny Parra, American baseball player (Bridgeport Bluefish), born in Carmichael, California
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    1967 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
    2014 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

    BIRTHDAYS
    1942 Dave McNally, American baseball player, born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)
    1963 Fred McGriff, American baseball infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
    1966 Brian Keyser, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Castro Valley, California
    1968 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
    1969 Damon Mashore, MLB outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1970 Steve Trachsel, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Oxnard, California
    1973 Tim Byrdak, American baseball player, born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
    1973 David Dellucci, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    1916 Broadway theatre owner and producer Harry H. Frazee and Hugh Ward buy MLB club the Boston Red Sox for approximately $700,000 from Joseph Lannin
    1938 NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
    1951 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella wins first of his 3 National League MVP awards
    1966 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues
    1968 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain is named unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner after finishing MLB season, 31-6 for World Series winning Tigers
    1982 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth
    2007 Joe Torre, the winningest manager in MLB postseason history, moves from one storied franchise (NY Yankees) to another (LA Dodgers), agreeing to a 3-year, $13 million contract
    2010 San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first Baseball World Series since relocating from NYC in 1958; SF shortstop Édgar Rentería MVP
    2015 Kansas City Royals win their first Baseball World Series since 1985; rally in the 9th and then break away in 12th to beat Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; Royals catcher Salvador Perez Series MVP
    2017 Houston Astros win their first Baseball World Series; beat LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; Astros outfielder George Springer III MVP

    BIRTHDAYS
    1859 Bid McPhee, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (Cincinnati Reds; last 2nd baseman to play without a glove), born in Massena, NY (d. 1943)
    1880 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (d. 1954)
    1907 Larry French, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1940), born in Visalia, California (d. 1987)
    1917 Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), born in Trotter, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
    1927 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
    1960 Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitter 1990; 6-time MLB All Star; LA Dodgers; NL Cy Young Award 1981), born in Navajua, Sonora
    1979 Coco Crisp, American baseball outfielder (World Series 2007, Boston Red Sox; AL stolen base leader 2011), born in Los Angeles, California
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    1913 St. Louis Browns player-manager George Stovall, fired the previous summer, is the first MLB player to jump to the Federal League, signing to manage the Kansas City Packers
    1934 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig starts 18-game tour against Japanese Big-Six University League
    1938 Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx is voted Most Valuable Player of the American League for the third time
    1960 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever
    1964 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright
    1971 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Pat Dobson no-hits the Yomiuri Giants, 2 - 0; first no-hitter in history of exhibition play between American and Japanese teams
    1972 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 57 games
    1974 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
    1977 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his second Cy Young Award, outpointing Tommy John of the LA Dodgers; Carlton leads National League with 23 wins and posts 2.64 ERA
    1988 A's shortstop Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year; 3rd straight for Oakland; Jose Canseco 1986, Mark McGwire 1987
    2016 Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' Baseball World Series win in 108 years
    BIRTHDAYS
    1888 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
    1903 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
    1914 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
    1916 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), born in Kos, Greece (d. 1998)
    1920 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
    1946 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1958 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California
    1974 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball shortstop (Gold Glove Award 2001, 07; Montreal Expos; Boston Red Sox), born in Cartagena, Colombia
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    1926 Legendary baseball figure Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager; replaced by George Moriarty, first man to hold MLB's 4 principal jobs: player, umpire, scout and manager
    1934 NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP
    1942 Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams wins American League Triple Crown (.356 average, 36 HRs, 137 RBI); but NY Yankees pitcher Joe Gordon is AL MVP
    1953 MLB Rules Committee restores the sacrifice fly rule, eliminated in 1939; rule says a sacrifice fly is not charged as a time at bat
    1960 Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vern Law (20-9, 18 complete games) wins MLB's Cy Young Award
    ******** 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts
    ******** 1970 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson wins his second NL Cy Young Award (23-7 record, 274 strikeouts and 3.12 ERA
    1980 After acquiring MLB's Oakland A's for $12.7m, Walter Haas Jr. appoints himself CEO; leads team to 4 AL West Divisional titles and 1989 World Series Championship
    1981 Milwaukee Brewers future Baseball Hall of Fame reliever Rollie Fingers (6-3 record, 28 saves and 1.04 ERA) wins American League Cy Young Award, with 22 of 28 possible 1st-place votes
    1982 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
    1987 Oakland A's first baseman Mark McGwire wins American League Rookie of the Year with 49 home runs, 118 RBI; second to win AL award unanimously; first Carlton Fisk 1972
    1989 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, banned for life for gambling on MLB games
    ******81993 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993
    1997 Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra becomes 6th player to be unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year; leads AL in hits (209), triples (11), multi-hit games (68); also sets AL rookie-record with 30-game hitting streak

    BIRTHDAYS
    1856 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), born in Thornliebank, Renfrewshire (d. 1918)
    1918 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), born in Van Meter, Iowa (d.2010)
    1945 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1956 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), born in Seal Beach, California (d. 2014)
    1968 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
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