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This Day in Dodgers History
September 23rd

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1901 The Superbas establish a new franchise record for runs scored in a game when routing the Reds, 25-6. Brooklyn tallies 11 times in the fifth inning during the League Park contest played in Cincinnati.
1916 Allowing only one walk during a twin bill with the Cincinnati Reds, Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phillies wins both ends of a doubleheader, 7-3 and 4-0, to establish a National League record. The future Hall of Famer will repeat the feat on September 3, 1917, against the Brooklyn Robins at Ebbets Field.
1939 In the first game of a twin bill, Brooklyn's third baseman Cookie Lavagetto reaches base seven consecutive times as the Dodgers rout the Phillies, 22-4. The 26-run Shibe Park contest takes only two hours and five minutes to complete.
1947 Before the game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game's first black player in modern times, is touched when his teammates crowd around home plate to participate in the ceremony.
1952 The Dodgers clinch the National League pennant with a 5-4 victory over the Phillies in the opener of a twilight twin bill at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn becomes the first team since 1948 to capture the Senior Circuit flag before the season's final game.
1956 Due to the enforcement of a curfew, the Sunday contest between the Dodgers and Pirates is postponed with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, sending the 44,932 fans, the largest crowd in Forbes Field's history, home. The teams complete the game tomorrow with Brooklyn maintaining their 8-3 advantage over Pittsburgh.
1969 In his last major league at-bat, John Miller homers, making the Dodger only the second player, joining Cubs' backup catcher Paul Gillespie's accomplishment in 1945 to hit a home run in his first and last plate appearance in the major leagues. In 1966, as a Yankee, he went deep in the first of only 61 big league career at-bats in which he would collect only ten hits, including the two memorable round-trippers, to start and end his 32-game career.
1975 At San Diego Stadium, Randy Jones becomes the first 20-game winner in the franchise's seven-year history when the Padres beat the Dodgers, 6-5. Two seasons ago, the 26-year-old southpaw led the National League in losses with 22 defeats hurling for the Friars.
1986 En route to tossing a two-hit shutout with ten strikeouts, Astros rookie southpaw Jim Deshaies sets a major league record by striking out the first eight batters. The 26-year-old left-hander streak ends in the top of the third inning when Dodger pinch-hitter Larry See, batting for the opposing pitcher, pops out to second baseman Bill Doran.
1992 Leadoff hitter Bip Roberts ties the National League record with his tenth consecutive hit, a first-inning single in the Reds' 3-0 victory over Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine. The Cincinnati left fielder's streak ends when he grounds out in the fifth inning, facing Dodger starter Pedro Astacio.
2006 With one home game left on the schedule, the Dodgers break their single-season attendance record established in 1982 as the team sells 3,708,723 tickets to its games played in Chavez Ravine. The actual turnstile count set the previous record of 3,608,881, the method formerly used by the National League to count fans.
2009 Trailing 8-0 at Dodger Stadium, the Giants take the lead, scoring nine runs in the top of the seventh inning. Although L.A. will come back twice to tie the score with clutch two-out hits in the eighth and ninth, San Francisco tallies four runs in the top of the tenth frame for the 14-10 victory.

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