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1937 Frank Demaree goes 6-for-7 (three doubles and three singles) in the first game of a doubleheader, helping the Cubs edge the Cardinals, 13-12, in 14 innings. The Californian adds two more singles in Chicago's 9-7 victory in the Wrigley Field nightcap.
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.
1953 Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive complete game, blanking Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, 2-0. The Phillies right-hander has finished every game he started since beating the Cardinals on August 28, 1952.

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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.
1966 Three seasons after trading future Hall of Famer Lou Brock to the Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, the Cubs send the beleaguered right-hander to their PCL farm team in Tacoma (WA), where he will never be called to the major leagues again. During his dismal tenure with Chicago, the former 20-game winner compiled a woeful 7-19 record and an ERA of 5.40.

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