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October 18, 2016

Three consecutive “double digit” years, 1966, 1977 and 1988 share the same calendar as this year and also at least a semi-final/LCS appearance by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In ’66. ’77 and ’88 the Dodgers made the World Series, losing the first two while winning it in 1988. It remains to be determined if L.A. makes and possibly wins this year’s World Series. Currently they are (1-1) in games vs the Chicago Cubs, with game 3 tonight in Los Angeles.

The above, in a sense, “buries the lead,” as it was exactly 39 years ago on Tuesday October 18, 1977  that the great player, Reggie Jackson hit three home runs leading the New York Yankees to their 21st World Series win and first in 15 years, coming vs the Dodgers in game 6 that night in Yankee Stadium.

While the Dodgers lost game 3 of the 1988 World Series on this day and date at Oakland vs the A’s, they did win the title by winning games 4 and 5, exactly 28 years before the scheduled games 4 and 5 (they will be played as scheduled as “it never rains in Southern California) of the current NLCS to be played in Los Angeles on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

 

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Any day is good to invoke ’70’s songs. Today I “Ernie Banks” it with two.

Click below to view Albert Hammond sing “It Never Rains in Southern California.”

Albert Hammond – It Never Rains In Southern California ( HQ ) orginal

 

 

 

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