On September 1, 1944 — The Giants lose to Brooklyn, 8 – 1‚ as Giant Joe Medwick is hit on the elbow and leaves the game for treatment. With both teams out of the race‚ Dodgers manager Leo Durocher agrees to allow Medwick to re-enter the game if Durocher can pick the courtesy pinch runner for him. He selects slow-footed Gus Mancuso‚ who is promptly erased on a double play ground ball.
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