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Elephant Rumblings: Behind Chip Hale, Nationals push World Series to Game 7

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MLB: World Series-Washington Nationals at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1945 — Branch Rickey signs blacks players Jackie Robinson and John Wright to a contract with Triple-A Montreal of the International League for 1946. It is the beginning of integration.
  • 1974 — Catfish Hunter of the Oakland Athletics is named the American League Cy Young Award winner. He led the league with 25 wins and a 2.49 ERA.

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