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Giants/Dodgers: History Repeats, However, This Is Best Of Five. Red Sox Oust A.L. Top Seed, Rays

October 12, 2021

While the Boston Red Sox, now (7-7) in bastardized/division series play, led (5-0) were tied at 5, eventually (6-5)ing the still no title, Rays to advance to their 7th ALCS in 19 seasons (2003-2021), the Giants shutout the Dodgers for a second time, to lead what unlike the unscheduled ‘off for the pennant in ’51 and ’62, is best of five, not three, 2 games to 1.

In both ’51 and ’62, the Giants won games 1 and 3, the latter with two incredible 9th inning rallies, to win the pennant.

Elsewhere, also with two shutout wins, the Atlanta Braves have a (2-1) series lead vs the Milwaukee Brewers, in a battle between the late great Henry Aaron’s two teams and cities in which he played.

Today there are 3 tilts as the Houston Astros up (2-1) look to close out the Chicago White Sox, after a game 3 Sunday night loss, in which “Chi” down (5-1) doubled Houston (12-6). Yesterday’s game was postponed.

In ’51, the Giants “won the pennant” (Russ Hodges said it “win the pennant” four times) on Bobby Thomson’s game ending 3RHR. A link between the two N.L. bastardized series (why so vs the wild card?!!–How about so many less people would be talking about Bobby’s home run had the bogus wild card been in place these now 70 years ago) is Henry Aaron got his chance to play with Milwaukee when Bobby Thomson was injured.

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