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Tue, 1946-10-01

Howie PolletOn October 1, 1946, a pennant play-off series is used for the first time in history to determine a league championship. The St. Louis Cardinals take the lead in the National League play-off, winning the first game, 4-2, behind the two-hit pitching of Howie Pollet.

 

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