This Date In Baseball
Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1908 -- In a crucial game with the Chicago Cubs, Fred Merkle of the New York Giants failed to touch second base as the apparent winning run crossed home plate. This resulted in a great dispute and the game was eventually declared a tie and played over on Oct. 8 when the Cubs and Giants ended the season in a tie.
1952 -- The Brooklyn Dodgers clinched the NL title, the first time since 1948 that the pennant wasn't ...
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