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August 18th

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1959 Longtime baseball executive Branch Rickey is named president of the newly formed Continental League. The 77-year-old former Dodger general manager is currently serving as an advisor with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1982 In the franchise's second-longest game in terms of innings, the Cubs lose to the Dodgers, 2-1. The six-hour and 10-minute Wrigley Field contest played over two days takes a Dusty Baker sacrifice fly that plates Steve Sax and 21 innings to complete. (Ed. Note: In 1927, the Cubs beat Boston 4-3 at Braves Field in a 22-inning marathon. -LP)

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