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October 16th

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1909 The Pirates, behind the complete-game shutout thrown by Babe Adams, beat the Tigers, 8-0, in the seventh and deciding game of the World Series. With the help of their rookie phenom, who also won Games 1 and 5, Pittsburgh wins its first Fall Classic in franchise history.

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World Series of 1909

1910 American League president Ban Johnson declares Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb the league's batting champ after questioning Nap Lajoie's suspicious multi-hit performance in a season-ending doubleheader against the Browns. With the Georgia Peach sitting out the last two games of the season, hoping to hold onto his thin lead, the Cleveland second baseman, with the St. Louis shortstop playing deeper than usual, collected eight hits, six of which were bunts.
2006 After finishing 93-69 to win the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, the A's fire Ken Macha when the team is eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers. Oakland GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.

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