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Elephant Rumblings: Nationals jump out to 2-0 World Series lead

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World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

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  • 1908 — Baseball’s anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by singer Billy Murray. The songwriting team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words), who created the immortal tune, had never seen a game before composing the immortal number.
  • 1972 — Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson dies of heart disease at age 53. Robinson had become the first black major league player of the 20th century with the 1947 Dodgers.

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