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Elephant Rumblings: Nationals take Game One behind Soto, Scherzer

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  • 1910 — Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Jack Coombs wins his third game of the World Series, beating the Chicago Cubs, 7 - 2, as the Athletics take the championship in five games. Eddie Collins helps Coombs with three hits, including two doubles.
  • 1945 — Branch Rickey announces the signing of Jackie Robinson by the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. The 26-year old Negro League star will be the first black player to play in Organized Baseball since 1899 and the first in the majors since 1884, paving the way for integration.

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