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20th Century Baseball Tidbits 1900 and 1901
Pivotal World Series Moments 1905: McGraw's New Uniforms
Pivotal Pro Football Moments 1953 NFL Championship Game
Football Short Story Army's Lonely End
Pivotal LSU Football Moments 1927 Auburn: Sixth straight shutout
Clash of Titans 1911: Carlisle @ Harvard
Baseball Short Story Too Close for Comfort
Pivotal Saints Moments 1971 Cowboys: Upset of the Year
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20th Century Baseball Tidbits

  • 1900
    Cincinnati trades young pitcher Christy Mathewson to the New York Giants for fading P Amos Rusie.
    Willie Keeler achieves his seventh consecutive 200-hit campaign. His National League-leading 204 hits come in just 136 games.
    Pittsburgh leads the league in triples with 100.
    Charlie "Piano Legs" Hickman of the last-place Giants commits a record 86 errors in his only season playing third base.

  • 1901
    The American League begins play with eight teams. The new league directly competes with the old league in three cities: Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia. More than 100 players from the National League jump to the new league for increased salaries, including John McGraw, Cy Young, Clark Griffith, Hugh Duffy, and Jimmy Collins.
    For the first time in the National League, foul balls are counted as strikes (before the count reaches two strikes). So total runs dropped by almost 800. The league batting average falls from .279 to .267. Even stolen bases are affected as at-bats are shortened and strikeout totals skyrocket.

Source: 20th Century Baseball Chronicle: A Year-by-Year History of Major League Baseball

 Pivotal World Series Moments

1905 Game 1: McGraw surprises with new uniforms.

  The Giants received a psychological lift from their skipper's action. 
 Pivotal Pro Football Moments
  1953 NFL Championship: Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions
Bobby Layne pulled out another title for Detroit.

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Football Short Story

  Army's Lonely End

  Bill Carpenter split out wide and did not go to the huddle in 1958.

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Pivotal LSU Football Moments

  1927 Auburn: Sixth straight shutout

  Bengal Tigers break scoreless tie in last minutes.

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Clash of Titans

 Games pitting Hall of Fame coaches against each other.

  1911: Carlisle @ Harvard

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 Baseball Short Story

Too Close for Comfort

The Spanish flu nearly ended Babe Ruth's life.

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 Pivotal Saints Moments
  1971 Cowboys: Upset of the Year

  Archie's two touchdowns spark Saints.

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