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This Date In Baseball

1914 — Connie Mack of the Philadelphia A’s citing a loss of $50,000 for lack of fan support starts to clean house by waiving Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank and Chief Bender. Plank and Bender eventually signed with the Federal League.

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This Date In Baseball

1931 — Lefty Grove, winner of 31 games for the Philadelphia A’s, was named the American League MVP.

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This Date In Baseball

1958 — Construction began on the new ballpark for the Giants in San Francisco. The rocks in the area resembled candlesticks.

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This Date In Baseball

1985 — The Kansas City Royals, behind Bret Saberhagen’s five-hitter, beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-0 in Game 7 of the World Series.

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This Date In Baseball

1918 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitched a four-hitter in 15 innings to beat the St. Louis Browns 1-0. The only hit he gave up in the first 11 innings was a triple by George Sisler.

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