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This Day in Dodgers History
September 20th

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1907 Nick Maddox no-hits the Dodgers at Exposition Park in Pittsburgh, 2-1. The Pirates hurler becomes the youngest pitcher and the second rookie to throw a no-hitter, accomplishing the feat at 20 years and 10 months.
1911 Bill Bergen ends his major league career with the lowest lifetime batting average for a position player in major league history by hitting an anemic .170 during his 11-year tenure with the Reds and Dodgers. The 33-year-old backstop, who had only one year of batting above .200, also holds the record for lowest season batting average for a regular season, hitting .139 in 1909 for Brooklyn, including the longest streak of at-bats without a hit (46 in 1909), a mark since surpassed by Chris Davis, who goes 0-for-54 over 2018-2019 with Orioles.
1954 The Giants clinch the pennant when they beat the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 7-1. The National League champs, finishing the season five games ahead of second-place Brooklyn, will sweep Cleveland in the Fall Classic.
1959 The San Francisco Giants, bowing to the Dodgers, 8-2, play their last game at Seals Stadium. The transplanted New York team, who compiled a 163-145 record in their two-year stay in the former PCL park, will move to the newly constructed Candlestick Park next season.
1961 In a 13-inning contest, Sandy Koufax goes the distance, beating the Cubs, 3-2, in the last regular-season game played at the LA Memorial Coliseum, a venue originally built for the 1932 Olympics. The Dodgers are leaving the only home they have known since moving from Brooklyn four seasons ago to play in a brand new stadium in Chavez Ravine, located a few miles from downtown Los Angeles.
1966 Sandy Koufax becomes the first National League hurler in 31 years to record 25 or more victories in two straight seasons when he goes the distance in LA's 11-1 rout over the Phillies at Dodger Stadium. In 1935, Cardinals' right-hander Dizzy Dean posted a 28-12 record after winning 30 of 37 decisions in the previous campaign.
2011 Clayton Kershaw becomes the Dodgers' first 20-game winner since Ramon Martinez accomplished the feat in 1990. Allowing just one run in 7.1 innings, the southpaw earns the victory when the team beats the visiting Giants, 2-1.
2012 Washington secures a playoff spot when they beat the Dodgers at Nationals Park, 4-1. The last time postseason baseball happened in the nation's capital occurred 79 years ago when player-skipper Joe Cronin and the Senators lost to the Giants in five games in the 1933 World Series.

8 Fact(s) Found