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This Day in Dodgers History
September 22nd

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1925 Robins starter Burleigh Grimes accounts for seven outs in just three plate appearances in the team's 3-2 loss to Chicago, a 12-inning game played at Cubs Park. The Brooklyn right-hander follows grounding into two double plays by hitting into a 6-4-3-2 triple play.
1926 At Ebbets Field, the aging 18-year veteran outfielder Zack Wheat hits his last homer as a Dodger but severely pulls a muscle nearing second. The future Hall of Famer rests nearly five minutes before reaching home plate, making his trip around the bases the most extended home run trot in major league history.
1947 On an off day, the Dodgers clinch the National League pennant when the Cubs beat the Cardinals in the nightcap of twin bill's nightcap. Although it is past midnight when the good news about their beloved team reaches the borough, Brooklynites begin to gather on Flatbush for an impromptu celebration.
1954 Karl Spooner, in his major league debut, blanks the Giants at Ebbets Field, 3-0. The 23-year-old Dodger southpaw fans 15 batters, including six straight, recording the most strikeouts in a rookie's first appearance.
1957 With his second round-tripper in the Dodgers' 7-3 victory over Philadelphia, Duke Snider hits his 40th home run, tying Ralph Kiner's National League record of five consecutive seasons with forty or more homers. The Duke of Flatbush's seventh-inning homer off future Hall of Famer Robin Roberts will be the last hit at Ebbets Field.
1976 Right-hander Don Sutton goes the distance to become a twenty-game winner for the first and only time when Los Angeles beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 3-1. The future Hall of Famer will compile a 324-256 (.559) record during his 23-year big-league tenure, playing for the Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, Angels, and the A's.
1986 🇲🇽 Dodger hurler Fernando Valenzuela (20-10) two-hits Houston en route to a 9-2 victory at the Astrodome. The 25-year-old southpaw becomes the first Mexican to win 20 games in the major leagues.

2018 The Dodgers establish a franchise record for team home runs hit in one season for the second consecutive year when Yasmani Grandal goes deep in the bottom of the sixth inning in the team's 7-2 victory over the Padres. The catcher's round-tripper was the club's 222nd of the campaign, surpassing last year's total with seven games left on the schedule.
2019 After dropping a 12-8 decision to the Twins, the Royals (100) join the Tigers (109), Marlins (101), and Orioles (105) in breaking the 2002 mark for the number of 100-loss teams playing in the major leagues in the same season. Conversely, the Dodgers (100), Yankees (102), and Astros (102) have won a hundred or more games, marking three straight years three teams have posted triple-digit victories.

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