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  • 1907 - The Philadelphia Athletics’ Rube Vickers pitches a five-inning 4-0 perfect game against the Washington Senators. Vickers also wins the 15-inning first game of the twin bill, 4-2, with a spectacular 12-inning relief effort. The two wins are the only ones for Vickers this season.
  • 1921 - In the first one-city World Series since 1906, the Polo Grounds is the site for all nine games. Carl Mays needs 86 pitches to set the Giants down on five hits -- four of them by Frank Frisch. Babe Ruth drives in the first run of the Series in the opening inning of the 3-0 Yankees win.

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