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This Day in Dodgers History
September 25th

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1925 The Cardinals fine and suspend Rogers Hornsby for the remainder of the season when he refuses to play a game against the Robins. The Redbird infielder claims to feel ill despite the team doctor's opinion, who believes the infielder is well enough to take the field.
1941 Combined with a Cardinal defeat, the Dodgers win their first pennant in 21 years when they beat Boston at Braves Field, 6-0. Whitlow Wyatt throws a five-hitter, and Pete Reiser hits a homer in the winning cause.
1956 Dodger right-hander Sal Maglie, walking only two batters, no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 5-0. The 39-year-old Barber's gem helps second-place Brooklyn to keep pace in the pennant race, staying a half-game behind the Braves with the victory.

1962 After appearing in 62 games over two years, Dodger reliever Ed Roebuck suffers his first loss. The LA right-hander gives up a tenth-inning home run to Colt .45s outfielder Al Spangler, breaking the 2-2 deadlock at Chavez Ravine.
1974 In the first-of-its-kind operation, Dr. Frank Jobe transplants a tendon from Tommy John's right wrist to the Dodger pitcher's left elbow. The revolutionary ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, which will become a standard surgical procedure better known as Tommy John surgery, enables the southpaw to win an additional 164 games, more than half of his career total of 288 victories.
1996 Giants slugger Barry Bonds draws an intentional walk, which gives him the National League record with 149 bases-on-balls in a season. The free pass is issued in the seventh inning by LA's Mark Guthrie with two outs and a runner on third base in the team's 7-5 loss at Dodger Stadium.
2008 The Diamondbacks, defending division champions, lose to St. Louis, 12-3, allowing the Dodgers to clinch the NL West. Unlike his former team, the Yankees, Los Angeles first-year skipper Joe Torre's 13-year postseason streak continues.
2020 Dusty Baker will become the first major league skipper to manage five teams to the postseason as the Astros clinch a spot in the MLB's expanded 16-team Fall Frenzy when the Dodgers beat the Angels. The three-time National League Manager of the Year (1993, 1997, 2000) had previously won a playoff spot with the Giants (1997, 2000, 2002), Cubs (2003), Reds (2010, 2012, 2013), and Nationals (2016, 2017).

8 Fact(s) Found