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Ernie Harwell, filling in for Red Barber, who is recovering from a bleeding ulcer, calls his first major league game as the Dodgers beat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 5-4. To obtain the future Hall of Fame broadcaster, Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey trades minor league catcher Cliff Daper to the Atlanta Crackers.

Ernie Harwell, filling in for Red Barber, who is recovering from a bleeding ulcer, calls his first major league game as the Dodgers beat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 5-4. To obtain the future Hall of Fame broadcaster, Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey trades minor league catcher Cliff Daper to the Atlanta Crackers.

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At Sportsman’s Park, the American League defeats the National League for the 11th time in 15 All-Star contests, 5 – 2. Vic Raschi pitches three scoreless innings to pick up the win and hits a two-run single as well. Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, George Kell and Hal Newhouser miss places in the lineup due to injuries.

At Sportsman’s Park, the American League defeats the National League for the 11th time in 15 All-Star contests, 5 – 2. Vic Raschi pitches three scoreless innings to pick up the win and hits a two-run single as well. Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, George Kell and Hal Newhouser miss places in the lineup due to injuries.

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The Detroit Tigers score five runs in the 1st inning of Game 7 of the World Series, and rout the Cubs, 9 – 3

1945 – The Detroit Tigers score five runs in the 1st inning of Game 7 of the World Series, and rout the Cubs, 9 – 3, behind Hal Newhouser, who strikes out 10 to win the World Championship. The Cubs will not play another World Series game in the 20th century.

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American League All-Stars defeats the National League at the Polo Grounds, 3 – 1 1942 All Star Game

1942 – Powered by first-inning home runs by Indians shortstop Lou Boudreau and Tigers first baseman Rudy York, the American League All-Stars defeats the National League at the Polo Grounds, 3 – 1. Mickey Owen also homers for the third run. He will not hit a single home run during the regular schedule. The game features the first and only starting sibling battery in All-Star history as losing pitcher Mort Cooper throws to backstop Walker Cooper, his brother.

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New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez knocks in the winning run in the 4 – 2 clincher in Game 5 against the New York Giants

1937 – In the World Series, New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez knocks in the winning run in the 4 – 2 clincher in Game 5 against the New York Giants. It is his record fifth World Series win without a loss. Another record comes when the Yankees complete the Series without an error.

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At Comiskey Park, the White Sox overcome deficits of 9-1 in the fifth and 11-3 in the seventh inning to defeat the Red Sox in extra innings

At Comiskey Park, the White Sox overcome deficits of 9-1 in the fifth and 11-3 in the seventh inning to defeat the Red Sox in extra innings, 12-11. With two outs in the 12th inning, Jack Hayes’s single plates Larry Rosenthal, who had doubled earlier in the frame, to give the Pale Hose an incredible come-from-behind victory in the second game of their twin bill sweep over Boston.

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