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October 8, 1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World Series history for a 2 - 0 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sal Maglie, the opposing pitcher, gave up five hits. This would be the only post season no hitter until Roy Halladay's gem for the Phillies against Cincinnati on October 6th 2010. Read more on Don Larsen - http://www.thebaseballpage.com/players/larsedo01/bio

October 8, 1973 - Rusty Staub's two home runs powered the New York Mets to a 9 - 2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a 2-1 lead in the NLCS. Pete Rose of the Reds and Bud Harrelson of the Mets scuffled at second base in the fifth inning after Rose slid hard into the base. The benches cleared and when the dust settled, the 140 pound Harrelson ended up on losing end of both conflicts.

October 8, 1989 - The Oakland Athletics beat Toronto 4 - 3 in Game Five of their AL division series to advance to the World Series for the second straight year. Rickey Henderson, who hit .400 with eight stolen bases, was named Series MVP. Read more on Rickey Henderson and 1989 ALCS - http://www.thebaseballpage.com/players/henderi01/bio

October 8, 1919 - Ed Cicotte pitched Game Seven of the World Series and the Chicago White Sox played like they meant it. Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch drove in two runs each for a 4 - 1 win to cut the Cincinnati Reds lead of four games to three in the best-of-nine Series.

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2 years 10 weeks ago
October 8, 1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World Series history for a 2 - 0 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sal Maglie, the opposing pitcher, gave up five hits. This would be the only post season no hitter until Roy Halladay's gem for the Phillies... Read more.
2 years 11 weeks ago
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - It would have been the final out of Game-4 of the World Series and a 4-3 victory for theBrooklyn Dodgers had catcher Mickey Owen held on to strike three on this date in 1941. Instead, the ball went all the way back to the screen. The batter, ... Read more.
2 years 11 weeks ago
  NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - "Branca throws. There's a long fly. It's gonna be I believe... THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!" So many things came together that day in New York's Polo Grounds to make Russ Hodges' radio play-by-... Read more.
2 years 11 weeks ago
October 2, 1978 - Bucky "Bleeping" Dent's unlikely home run helps the New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox in a dramatic one-game playoff at Fenway Park. Trailing by two runs in the seventh inning, Dent smacks a three-run shot against pitcher Mike Torrez into the screen above the Green... Read more.
2 years 12 weeks ago
September 29, 1954 - Willie Mays makes his famous running catch off the bat of Vic Wertz in game one of the World Series. In the eighth inning with a 2-2 tie and men on 1st and 2nd, Wertz slammed a 420 foot shot to the cavernous center field of the Polo Grounds. Mays was playing shallow, since... Read more.
2 years 13 weeks ago
September 24, 1998 Red Sox reliever Tom Gordon records his 42nd consecutive save establishing a major league record. Boston clinches the AL wild card spot behind a pair of homers and four runs scored by Nomar Garciaparra. Author Stephen King would later write a novel titled The Girl Who Loved Tom... Read more.
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