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Updated: October 7, 2012, 10:28 AM ET
Associated Press

Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA

By The Associated Press

Oct. 8

1908 -- The Chicago Cubs won the NL pennant when Mordecai Brown beat Christy Mathewson 4-2 in the playoff of the disputed game Sept. 23 when Fred Merkle failed to touch second base.

1929 -- Howard Ehmke, a surprise starter for the Philadelphia Athletics, struck out 13 Chicago Cubs to win the opening game of the World Series 3-1.

1956 -- Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World ...

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