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Baseball Season Ends With Drama - Achievements Of The Season, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 1993

Baseball Season Ends With Drama - Achievements Of The Season, Richard C. Crepeau

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After 161 games the San Francisco Giants entered game 162 knowing that they must win or go home and watch the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs and World Series. They fought back valiantly from their disastrous collapse in early September to win nine of ten games. They were on the verge of sweeping the Dodgers in a four game series, something they had not done since 1923.


The Inequities Of The Dh And Impact On World Series, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 1991

The Inequities Of The Dh And Impact On World Series, Richard C. Crepeau

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The team that won the National League Championship has not faced the team that won the American League Championship in the World Series since 1972. It was in 1973 that the American League started using the Designated Hitter. It has changed many things, some for good, some for ill. And you can argue for or against the DH until you turn blue. But one thing is certain, the World Series has been tarnished since 1972.