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Oct. 1

1903 — The Pitts­burgh Pi­rates de­feated the Bos­ton Red Sox, 7-3, in the first World Se­ries game. Jimmy Se­bring hit the first se­ries home run. Dea­con Phillippe was the win­ning pitcher and Cy Young the loser.

1932 — Babe Ruth, as leg­end has it, called his home run against Chicago’s Char­lie Root in the fifth in­ning of Game 3 of the World Se­ries, won by the New York Yan­kees 7-5 at Wrigley Field. Ruth and Lou Gehrig each hit two homers for the Yan­kees.

1961 — Roger Maris ended a sea­son of per­sonal tor­ment by hit­ting his 61st home run against Tracy Stal­lard of the Bos­ton Red Sox at Yan­kee Sta­dium. The homer eclipsed Babe Ruth’s 34-year-old sin­gle-sea­son home run record. The Yan­kees won, 1-0.

1967 — The Bos­ton Red Sox won the Amer­i­can League pen­nant with a 5-3 win over the Twins on the fi­nal day of the sea­son. Bos­ton’s Carl Yas­trzem­ski went 4-for-4 and fin­ished with 44 home runs, 121 RBIs and a .326 av­er­age to win the bat­ting Triple Crown.

2000 — Detroit’s Shane Hal­ter be­came the fourth ma­jor lea­guer to play all nine po­si­tions in a game, and capped his ad­ven­ture by scor­ing the win­ning run in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning to lift the Tigers over Min­nesota 12-11.

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