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1935 The Cuccinellos become the third pair of brothers, following the Waners (2) and Ferrells, and the first on opposing teams to homer in the same game when Al goes deep in the bottom of the ninth in the Giants' 14-4 loss to Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds. The New York's third baseman's sibling, Tony, played second base for the Dodgers and had homered in the previous inning.
1946 Responding to Red Barber's remarks about the gentile Giants and their manager Mel Ott, Dodger skipper Leo Durocher tells the team's announcer, "Nice guys finish last." Master Mel's club, who beats Brooklyn today with a 7-6 walk-off victory at the Polo Grounds, finishes the season in the cellar, completing the campaign 36 games behind the first-place Cardinals.
1952 In their final season in Boston, the Braves play in front of the largest home crowd of the season when 13,405 fans watch Brooklyn beat the home team for the 12th consecutive time, a 5-3 complete-game victory by Carl Erskine. The most memorable moment of the contest occurs in the second inning when a small dog has to be escorted off the field by Dodger outfielders Carl Furillo and Duke Snider.
1961 Cardinals first baseman Bill White collects 14 total bases when he hits three home runs and a double. The 27 year-old infielder's offensive output helps the Redbirds rout the Dodgers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 9-1.
2004 At Dodger Stadium, Diamondback third baseman Chad Tracy's ninth-inning run-scoring single on an 0-2 changeup ends Eric Gagne's record streak of 84 consecutive saves. The new mark established by the Los Angeles closer is 30 more than the previous standard set by Tom Gordon for the Red Sox in 1999.

2007 At Dodger Stadium, Chipper Jones' two solo home runs are the difference in the Braves' 8-6 victory over Los Angeles. With his pair of round-trippers, the team's third baseman surpasses Dale Murphy for the Atlanta team record of 372 homers.

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