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  • 1996

    On October 23, 1996, the New York Yankees come back from a 6-0 deficit to win Game Four of the World Series, 8-6, over the Atlanta Braves. Jim Leyritz ties the game with a dramatic home run in the eighth inning against Mark Wohlers. The Yankees then score two runs in the 10th inning to win. Read more

  • 1993

    On October 23, 1993, Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a dramatic three-run homer against Mitch Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies to end the World Series. Carter’s blow, which comes in the ninth inning of Game Six, gives the Blue Jays an 8-6 victory. Read more

  • 1974

    On October 23, 1974, the Chicago Cubs trade longtime star Billy Williams to the Oakland A’s for infielder Manny Trillo and pitchers Bob Locker and Darold Knowles. Williams will finish his career as a designated hitter in Oakland before retiring after the 1976 season... Read more

  • 1945

    On October 23, 1945, Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announces the signing of Jackie Robinson to a minor league contract. Robinson, who will debut for the Montreal Royals the following season, will become the first African-American in 20th century major league history… Read more

  • 1931

    On October 23, 1931, the Brooklyn Robins fire legendary manager Wilbert Robinson, who had skippered the team for the last 18 seasons. The Robins hire Max Carey as Robinson’s replacement. Read more

  • 1931

    On October 23, 1931, future Hall of Famer Jim Bunning is born in Southgate, Kentucky. Bunning will make his major league debut in 1955 with the Detroit Tigers and will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 1996. He will later became a U.S senator for his home state… Read more

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Deacon Phillippe

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John McGraw

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