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October 16th

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1985 The Royals, coming back from a 3 to 1 game deficit, capture their first American League pennant, beating the Blue Jays in Game 7 of the ALCS, 6-2. Dick Howser's squad will go on to beat the Cardinals to win the franchise's first World Series championship.
2003 In Game 7 of the ALCS, the Yankees capture their 39th American League pennant, beating the Red Sox, 6-5, thanks to Aaron Boone's 11th inning home run at the Bronx ballpark. The defensive replacement becomes the fifth player to end a postseason series with a homer, joining Bill Mazeroski ('60 Pirates, WS Game 7 vs. Yankees), Chris Chambliss ('76 Yankees, ALCS Game 5 vs. Royals), Joe Carter ('93 Blue Jays, WS Game 6 vs. Phillies), and Todd Pratt ('99 Mets, NLDS Game 4 vs. Diamondbacks).
2014 Giants’ journeyman Travis Ishikawa’s walk-off three-run homer ends the NLCS, giving the team a 6-3 pennant-clinching victory over Cardinals in Game 5. San Francisco will face the Royals in an all wild-card World Series, their third all Fall Classic appearance in the past six seasons.

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