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Elephant Rumblings: Nationals overtake Astros to win World Series

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2019 World Series Game 7 - Washington Nationals v. Houston Astros Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1931 — The St. Louis Cardinals release the last legal spitballer, pitcher Burleigh Grimes.
  • 1972 — The Philadelphia Phillies send third baseman Don Money and two others to the Milwaukee Brewers for four pitchers, including Jim Lonborg and Ken Brett. More importantly, the deal opens up third base for a young infielder named Mike Schmidt, who will embark on a Hall of Fame career.

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