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September 24th

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1957 Grounding out, Pirates left-handed first baseman Dee Fondy becomes the last player ever to bat in Ebbets Field when the Dodgers blank the Bucs, 2-0, in the final major league game ever played in Brooklyn.
1971 Al Downing becomes a 20-game winner when he blanks the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 2-0. The Dodger left-hander, best remembered for giving up Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run, will compile a 123-107 record during his 17-year major league career.
2001 Batting for reliever Joe Beimel in the bottom of the sixth inning, Craig Wilson drives the first pitch he sees into the seats in left-center field for his seventh pinch-hit home run, tying the major league mark established last season by Dodger infielder Dave Hansen. The Pirate rookie's two-run round-tripper sparks a five-run frame, enabling the Bucs to overcome a 5-0 deficit in their eventual 7-6 victory over the Chicago at PNC Park.
2003 Eric Gagne ties John Smoltz's National League mark for saves with 55 when he helps the Dodgers defeat the Padres, 5-3. The Los Angeles closer equals the NL mark in consecutive opportunities, which is also a record.
2009 The Nationals lose their one-hundredth game of the season when the team drops a 7-6 decision to the Dodgers at home. Washington, who posted a 59-102 record last year, becomes the first National League franchise to reach the century mark in defeats in back-to-back campaigns since the Padres accomplished the dubious feat, dropping 102 contests in both 1973 and 1974.

5 Fact(s) Found