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Updated: September 20, 2012, 8:01 AM ET
Associated Press

Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA

By The Associated Press

Sept. 23

1908 -- In a crucial game with the Chicago Cubs, Fred Merkle of the New York Giants failed to touch second base as the apparent winning run crossed home plate. This resulted in a great dispute and the game was eventually declared a tie and played over on Oct. 8 when the Cubs and Giants ended the season in a tie.

1952 -- The Brooklyn Dodgers clinched the NL title, the first time since 1948 that the pennant wasn't ...

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