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Pennant - Historical Events
Date Event
1871-10-30

Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Association baseball pennant

1884-10-22

Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion

1903-09-17

Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3

1904-10-10

Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant

1906-05-14

Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising

1908-09-23

Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)

1908-10-06

Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant

1909-10-08

Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant

1914-09-29

Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant

1915-09-29

Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant

1915-09-30

Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit

1919-09-16

Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant

1922-09-25

Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant

1922-09-30

Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1

1924-09-27

Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1

1924-09-29

Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees

1926-09-24

Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4

1926-09-25

Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

1926-09-26

Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant

1926-12-30

Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)

1927-09-13

Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60)

1927-10-01

Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds

1928-09-28

NY Yanks clinch pennant #6

1928-09-29

Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston

1929-09-14

A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox

1929-09-18

Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs

1930-08-08

St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

1931-09-15

Phila A's clinch pennant, beating Cleveland

1932-09-13

NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant

1932-09-20

Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant

1933-09-19

NY Giants clinch the pennant

1934-09-24

Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0

1934-09-30

St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year

1935-07-05

Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant

1935-09-27

Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant

1936-07-16

NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

1936-09-09

Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history

1937-09-23

Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit

1938-09-18

Despite losing a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10

1938-10-01

Cubs clinch NL pennant

1939-09-16

NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant

1940-09-27

Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller

1940-09-27

Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935

1941-09-04

Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant

1941-09-25

Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years

1942-09-14

Yanks clinch pennant #13

1942-09-27

St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season

1943-09-14

Yanks clinch pennant #14

1943-09-18

Cardinals clinch NL pennant

1944-10-01

St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant

1945-09-29

Cubs clinch NL pennant

1945-09-30

Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

1946-09-13

Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant

1946-09-29

1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)

1947-09-15

Yanks clinch pennant #15

1947-09-22

Dodgers clinch NL pennant

1948-09-23

Braves clinch NL pennant

1949-05-31

Charley Lupica begins stay on 4 foot square platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, & stays 117 days)

1949-09-23

Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

1949-10-02

Yanks & Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 & clinch pennant #16

1950-09-29

Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel

1950-10-01

Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)

1951-07-05

Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)

1951-08-11

NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win pennant

1951-09-28

Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18

1951-10-03

Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers

1952-09-23

Dodgers clinch NL pennant

1952-09-26

Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2

1953-09-12

Brooklyn Dodgers, clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team

1953-09-14

Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians

1954-09-18

Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)

1955-09-08

Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)

1955-09-23

Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2

1956-09-17

Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year

1957-09-23

Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2

1958-09-14

Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel

1959-09-22

Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant

1959-09-29

Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant

1960-09-25

For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant

1960-09-25

NY Yankees clinch AL pennant

1961-09-20

Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26

1962-09-25

Yankees clinch AL pennant

1963-09-13

Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant

1963-09-24

Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards

1964-09-21

Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant

1964-10-03

Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history

1965-09-26

Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1

1965-10-02

Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant

1966-09-22

Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant

1966-10-02

LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years

1967-09-10

Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win

1969-08-14

NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant

1969-09-24

NY Mets clinch NL East pennant

1969-09-30

Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant

1972-06-30

Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

1973-07-08

NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant

1973-10-11

Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant

1976-10-14

Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30

1977-10-06

Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game

1977-10-08

Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)

1977-10-09

Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31

1978-10-07

LA Dodgers win the pennant

1979-09-25

California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant

1981-10-15

NY Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's

1981-10-19

LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant

1984-10-07

Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant

1986-10-12

California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox

1986-10-15

Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant

1987-10-04

Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant

1987-10-12

Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant

1988-10-06

Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant

1988-10-14

NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)

1991-10-13

Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games

1991-10-17

Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates for NL pennant in 7 games

1992-10-14

Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games for NL pennant

1992-10-14

Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant

1995-03-22

Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist

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Pennant - Birthdays
Date Event
1726-06-25

Thomas Pennant, British naturalist

1908-04-06

Ernie Lombardi, Pennant Chasers

1911-11-24

Joe 'Ducky' Medwick, Pennant Chasers

1912-03-09

Arky Vaughan, Pennant Chasers

1923-10-25

Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)

1929-06-11

Frank Thomas, Best Pennant Races

1933-03-22

Frank Dolson, Best Pennant Races

1935-12-19

Tony Taylor, Best Pennant Races

1939-06-17

Andy Jurinko, Best Pennant Races

1940-12-15

Pennant Roberts, The Pirate Planet: Part One

1983-01-15

Jermaine Pennant, English footballer

1983-01-15

Jermaine Pennant, Football Diaries

Pennant - Deaths
Date Event
1952-08-30

Arky Vaughan, Pennant Chasers

1977-09-26

Ernie Lombardi, Pennant Chasers

1988-11-21

Carl Hubbell, Pennant Chasers

2006-10-08

Frank Dolson, Best Pennant Races

2010-06-22

Pennant Roberts, The Pirate Planet: Part One

2011-02-14

Andy Jurinko, Best Pennant Races


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