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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1931 — Lefty Grove, winner of 31 games for the Philadelphia A’s, was named the American League MVP.
1958 — Construction began on the new ballpark for the Giants in San Francisco. The rocks in the area resembled candlesticks.
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.