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Divisional Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals - Game Four
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  • 1916 - Catcher Chief Meyers is waived by the New York Giants and is claimed both by Brooklyn and Boston. To decide his fate, Brooklyn owner Charlie Ebbets and Boston’s Percy Haughton hold a coin toss, won by Ebbets, which decides Meyers will go to Brooklyn.
  • 1925 - At an American League meeting, a plan is adopted to alternate the site of future World Series openers by league rather than deciding it by a coin toss, with Games One, Two, Six, and Seven in one park and Three, Four, Five in the other, unless a ban on Sunday baseball interferes in one city.
  • 2018 - The Cubs land one of the biggest remaining free agents of the off-season by signing P Yu Darvish for six years and $126 million.

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