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    Sep 16, 1907 - In a doubleheader sweep‚ 3-1 and 3-2‚ of the Giants‚ Boston slugger Dave Brain hits his 10th homer‚ off the Giants Red Ames. Brain's ten round trippers will lead the NL this year‚ but he will never hit another. The same fate befell Fred Odwell two years ago. Brain will be sold to the Reds in May‚ the same route that will taken by the 1910 NL homer champion‚ Fred Beck.

    Oct 7, 1905 - In a doubleheader split‚ Cincinnati's Fred Odwell lines an inside-the-park homer‚ off St. Louis rookie Buster Brown‚ to edge out teammate Cy Seymour for the NL home run title. Odwell leads the NL with 9 round trippers‚ but will never hit another homer. The Cardinals win game 1‚ 7-3‚ and the Reds take the 2nd match‚ 6-3.

    Jul 14, 1905 - With runners on 1B and 3B and no outs in the 9th‚ Boston's Ed Abbaticchio lines to SS Corcoran in a game-ending triple play against the Reds Bob Ewing. The play preserves the Reds' 4-3 win and is the 2nd triple play in a Reds-Boston game in a week. The other Reds' game-ending TP was on June 22‚ 1882: the next won't come until May 30‚ 1967. In the 6th Fred Odwell‚ who will lead the NL in home runs‚ hits a homer over the RF wall‚ one of the longest blows hit at South End Grounds.

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