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    2006

    Game 4 of the World Series is postponed due to rain.

    Ryan Howard of the Phillies and Derek Jeter of the Yankees are named winners of the Hank Aaron Award as the best overall hitter in the NL and AL respectively.

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    2005

    Geoff Blum's 14th inning HR off Ezequiel Astacio leads the White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the WS. Houston led‚ 4-0‚ before Chicago scored 5 runs in the 5th inning off Roy Oswalt to take the lead. Joe Crede also homers for the Sox‚ while Jason Lane connects for the Astros. Damaso Marte gets the win in relief. At 5 hours 41 minutes‚ the contest is the longest in Series history in terms of time. It also ties the mark for longest game in terms of innings played.

    Braves P John Smoltz is announced as the winner of the 2005 Roberto Clemente Award for the player who best exemplifies baseball both on and off the field.

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    2003

    The Marlins win their 2nd world championship as World Series MVP Josh Beckett hurls a 5-hit shutout in defeating the Yankees‚ 2-0‚ in Game 6 of the WS. Luis Castillo's 5th-inning single brings home Florida's 1st run‚ and the only one Beckett needs as he outduels Andy Pettitte. Thus the Marlin conclude their 2nd winning season in the past 11 years in the same manner they concluded their first winning season.

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    2000

    The Yankees defeat the Mets‚ 3-2‚ to take a commanding 3-games-to-1 lead in the Series. Derek Jeter homers off Bobby Jones on the 1st pitch of the game for the Bronx Bombers. The Yankee bullpen saves the game with 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Mike Piazza's 2-run homer accounts for all the Mets scoring.

    Yankees OF Darryl Strawberry is arrested and jailed after leaving a treatment center following a weekend drug binge.

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    1997

    Cleveland evens the Series for the 3rd time with a 4-1 victory behind Chad Ogea. Ogea helps himself with the bat‚ getting a single and double in 2 trips to the plate‚ and knocking in a pair of runs.

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    1995

    Anheuser-Busch‚ which has owned the Cardinals for 42 years‚ announces plans to sell the team.

    The Braves take a 3-games-to-1 lead in the Series with a 5-2 win behind Steve Avery. Albert BelleManny Ramirez‚ and Ryan Klesko all homer.

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    1993

    The AL matches the NL by making Tim Salmon the unanimous choice for Rookie of the Year. The Angels outfielder hit .283 with 31 homers and 95 RBIs.

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    1987

    Series MVP Frank Viola and reliever Jeff Reardon hold the Cardinals to 6 hits as the Twins capture game seven 4-2 to win their first World Championship in Minnesota. The franchise's last World Championship came in 1924 as the Washington Senators.

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    1986

    Trailing 5-3 with 2 out and no one on base in the bottom of the 10th inning‚ New York rallies to win game 6 of the World Series 6-5 and force a deciding 7th game. After Gary CarterKevin Mitchell‚ and Ray Knight single‚ Bob Stanley uncorks a wild pitch that permits the tying run to score‚ and a hobbled Bill Buckner lets Mookie Wilson's slow bouncer skip through his legs‚ allowing Knight to score the winning run. Reliever Calvin Schiraldi absorbs the loss.

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    1985

    The Angels announce that they will not offer 7-time batting champion Rod Carew a new contract for the 1986 season‚ effectively ending his 19-year career. Carew finishes with 3‚053 hits and a .328 career batting average.

    The Blue Jays name 3B coach Jimy Williams manager‚ replacing Bobby Cox‚ who resigned to become GM of the Braves.

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    1983

    White Sox pitcher LaMarr Hoyt‚ who led the AL with 24 wins but whose 3.66 ERA was not among the league's 15 best‚ wins the AL Cy Young Award‚ beating out the Royals Dan Quisenberry and the Tigers Jack Morris.

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    1981

    Back-to-back HRs by Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager off Yankee ace Ron Guidry give the Dodgers their 3rd consecutive win 2-1.

    After his club loses game 5 of the World Series‚ Yankee owner George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 (he says) fans in a hotel elevator and emerges with a fat lip and a broken hand.

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    1978

    The Padres Gaylord Perry becomes the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league. Perry copped the NL honors with a 21-6 record and a 2.72 ERA. This is the 13th straight season that Perry has won 15 or more games‚ second only to Cy Young's 15 straight 15+ seasons.

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    1977

    The Cards get Frank Riccelli from the Giants. To complete the deal‚ St. Louis will sell Jim Dwyer‚ who led the American Association in hitting and runs in 1977‚ to the Giants on June 15‚ 1978.

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    1975

    The Reds swap P Joaquin Andujar to Houston for pitcher Carlos Alfonso and Luis Sanchez.

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    1973

    The Cubs trade 6-time 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins to the Rangers for 3B Bill Madlock and utility man Vic Harris. Fergie has led the Cubs in wins in each of the past seven seasons‚ the only pitcher ever to do so and then be traded. Meanwhile‚ the Giants trade 3-time HR champion Willie McCovey‚ a Giant since 1959‚ together with a minor leaguer‚ to the Padres for P Mike Caldwell.

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    1972

    In a fairly even swap of talent‚ the Pirates trade P Gene Garber to the Royals for pitcher Jim Rooker. However‚ after a year Garber will move back to the NL.

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    1965

    Leo Durocher becomes manager of the Cubs‚ replacing head coach Lou Klein (48-58).

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    1960

    The Houston Colts announce that the team has hired Gabe Paul as GM. Paul will clash with majority owner Roy Hofheinz and will leave the following spring for Cleveland.

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    1956

    White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez is the new manager.

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    1955

    Baseball great Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates and moves into an advisory role with the Pirates. Joe L. Brown‚ son of the actor‚ replaces him.

    The White Sox trade Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby to the Indians for Larry Doby.

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    1947

    Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends the Chicago White Sox from the American League in a dust-up that started when the Sox inked prep star George Zoeterman in violation of the ban against signing high school players. Sox GM Leslie O'Connor argued that Zoeterman was a private school student and therefore not covered‚ a position that earned him a $500 fine. O'Connor refused to pay resulting in the suspension. On November 4‚ owner Lou Comiskey will pay the fine and the AL will once again be 8 teams.

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    1943

    Dodger manager Leo Durocher signs his 1944 contract‚ which calls for a base salary of $20‚000 plus $5‚000 for every 100‚000 fans over 600‚000.

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    1940

    The Reds declare a $12 dividend to stockholders.

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    1937

    Casey Stengel signs to manage the Boston Bees‚ replacing Bill McKechnie. Donie Bush‚ five-year manager of the Minneapolis Millers‚ turned down the job three days ago.

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    1927

    Heinie Groh retires after being released by the Pirates; he signs to manage in the minors.

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    1911

    Before 33‚228 at the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants put 3 hits together off Coombs in the last of the 9th for 2 runs and a 3-3 tie. The A's Eddie Plank comes on in the 10th and gives up the winning run on Fred Merkle's sac fly to Danny Murphy in the 4-3 contest. Larry Doyle scores from 3B leaping into the arms of his joyous teammates and missing home plate for the 'phantom run'. Ump Bill Klem notices it‚ revealing the fact after the game‚ but the A's fail to appeal. Relief specialist Doc Crandall gets the win after working 2 scoreless innings.

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    1892

    Although Boston fans showed little interest in the playoff‚ the directors give the team $1‚000 to split among the 13 players. Hugh Duffy is the batting star‚ collecting 12 hits in 6 games‚ including 2 doubles‚ 2 triples‚ and a HR.

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    1889

    New York evens the series when Hank O'Day beats Adonis Terry in a 2-1‚ extra-inning pitchers' duel. The Giants tie the game in the 9th on a single and 2 steals by Ward and a hit by Connor. In the 11th‚ Ward singles Slattery home with the winning run.

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    1888

    The Giants clinch New York's first World Championship 6 games to 2 by trouncing the Browns 11-3. Tim Keefe gets his 4th win of the series.

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    1884

    Hoss Radbourn of Providence wins his 3rd straight over the (AA) New York Mets‚ concluding the 3-game series. Only 500 diehard fans show up in the cold‚ since Providence clinched by winning the first two games.

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    1879

    The Nationals strike a blow for the prestige of the NA by signing Charley Snyder away from Boston.

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    1878

    The Buffalo club plays its final game in Jamestown‚ NY‚ finishing the season with an overall record of 81-32-3‚ including 10-7 versus NL teams and 24-8 in official IA games. P Jim Galvin racks up a 72-25-3 record.

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    1870

    A crowd of 3‚000 is on hand at the Union Grounds as Cincinnati's Asa Brainard limits the champion Mutuals to 5 hits‚ as the Red Stockings win easily‚ 7-1.

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