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10-9-11 Today in Baseball History


October 9th 1919:

Reds win Game 8 of the best-of-nine World Series vs. Chicago 10-5 and they win the series. It is later discovered that the White Sox threw the World Series for money and 8 players were banned for life form the game, although it was later discovered one was innocent.


October 9th 1938:

The Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 and sweep them in the World Series. This was New York’s third consecutive title.


October 9th 1957:

Pitching on 2 days rest due to Warren Spahn catching the flu, Milwaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette throws his second complete game shutout of the series en route to a 5-0 Game 7 win.


October 9th 1966:

Dave McNally of the Baltimore Orioles pitches a 4-hit shutout in a 1-0 series clinching win and sweep of the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers.Baltimore pitchers had pitched a record-setting 33 consecutive scoreless innings.




10-8-11 Today in MLB History

October 8th 1956:

Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitches the first and only perfect game in World Series History. The Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 and the opposing pitcher, Sal Maglie, only gave up 5 hits in the loss.


October 8th 1986:

Mike Scott of the Houston Astros ties a playoff record with 14 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over the Mets in the first game of the NLCS. The Mets, of course, went on to win the NLCS and eventually the World Series.