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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1945 - The Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics played a 24-inning marathon that ended in a 1-1 tie. Les Mueller pitched 19.2 innings for the Tigers.
  • 1975 - Mets catcher Joe Torre grounds into four double plays. Felix Millian had four singles but never made it to second base on account of Torre’s profligacy.

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