On October 9, 1977 — 1977 – The New York Yankees rally for three runs in the 9th inning to beat the Kansas City Royals, 5 – 3, and take the American League pennant in the fifth game of the playoffs.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference October 9
National Pastime October 9
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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