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  • 1955 — The Cleveland Indians trade Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, to the Chicago White Sox for Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby.
  • 1987 — In a World Series in which neither team lost a game in its home park, the Minnesota Twins win the World Championship behind starter Frank Viola and reliever Jeff Reardon, beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 4 - 2, in Game 7. The franchise’s last championship came in 1924 as the Washington Senators.

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