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YOUNGEST IN THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

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Sandy Koufax at age 36 became the youngest player elected to the 
Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He has been hailed as one of the
greatest pitchers in baseball history.

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Sandy Koufax Born: December 30, 1935 (age 86)

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THE ONLY PERFECT GAME ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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On Oct. 8, 1956, Don Larsen of the New York Yankees (above) threw
the only perfect game in World Series history. “I was so happy. I felt
like crying,” he tells reporters after New York’s 2-0 win in Game 5
over the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees went on to win the World
Series in seven games.

By 1956, Larsen had pitched for three teams in four seasons, the
low point being his 3-21 won-loss record with the lowly Baltimore
Orioles in 1954. Although he settled down in New York—he was a
combined 20-7 in 1955 and 1956—Larsen did not pitch well in
Game 2 of the 1956 Series. In the second inning at Ebbets Field,
the Dodgers knocked Larsen from the game in their 13-8 win.

Larsen didn’t know he would start Game 5 three days later until he
found a fresh baseball in one of his cleats in the locker room—that
was Yankees manager Casey Stengel’s way of telling a pitcher
that it was his day to pitch.

Don Larsen's perfect game - Wikipedia

MLB World Series Legend Don Larsen Dead At 90
Don James Larsen (August 7, 1929 – January 1, 2020)

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WORLD SERIES FIRST TV BROADCAST IN 1947

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On September 30, 1947, the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn
Dodgers, 5-3, in Game 1 of the World Series—the first Fall Classic
game broadcast on television. It is the second “Subway Series”
between and Yankees and Dodgers and first World Series to
involve a black player.
Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers broke
Major League Baseball’s color barrier six months earlier.

While Red Barber and Mel Allen (below) called the game on the
radio, Bob Stanton described the action on NBC.

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Red Barber (1908 – 1992)         Mel Allen (1913 – 1996)     
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Jack Roosevelt Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

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LAST PLAYER TO HIT .400 ON THIS DAY~1941

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Theodore “Ted” Samuel Williams
(August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)


On September 28, 1941, the last day of the regular season, the
Boston Red Sox’s Ted Williams got six hits in eight at-bats
during a doubleheader in Philadelphia, boosting his average
to .406. He becomes the first player since 1930 to hit .400.
“I guess I’ll be satisfied with that thrill out there today,” he
tells the Boston Globe about hitting .400. “… I never wanted
anything harder in my life.”

In addition to his .406 batting average—no major league player
since Williams has hit .400—the left fielder led the big leagues
with 37 homers, 135 runs and a slugging average of .735.

Williams, nicknamed “The Splendid Splinter” and “The Thumper,
” began his big-league career with the Red Sox in 1939.

 

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Ted Williams Boston Red Sox Autographed Signed
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Mugshot of Patty Hearst upon her arrest in San Francisco on September 18, 1975.

Patty Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison. President
Jimmy Carter commuted Hearst’s sentence to time served in
February 1979. Hearst gained her release from prison after just
twenty-two months. On January 20, 2001, the last full day of his presidency, Bill Clinton granted Patricia Campbell Hearst a full
pardon.

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Patricia Campbell Hearst (born February 20, 1954)

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