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  • 1911 - Danny Murphy of the Philadelphia Athletics has four hits as the A's beat the New York Giants, 13-2, to win the World Series in six games. Philadelphia puts the game out of reach with a seven-run 7th inning.
  • 1971 - Vida Blue of the Oakland Athletics wins the American League Cy Young Award by a 98-85 margin over Mickey Lolich of the Detroit Tigers. Blue was 24-8 for Oakland, posting 301 strikeouts, eight shutouts and a 1.82 ERA, becoming the youngest pitcher to win the award.

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