On September 7, 1975 — 1975 – The Reds, leading by 20 1/2 games, clinch the National League West flag with an 8 – 4 win over the Giants. It is the earliest clinching date in league history.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 7
National Pastime
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game