Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants who last night became the second team in baseball history to win six straight elimination games to head back to the World Series!
So Giants fans, it's time to get geared up for the next trip to the World Series! Are you ready?
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If you missed the Giants shutting down the Cardinals last night in Game 7 of the series visit espn.com for a recap.
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On September 17, 1955, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Brooks Robinson made his major league debut. The Orioles were facing the Senators and pitcher Chuck Stobbs. Robinson, batting sixth in the Orioles line up, came to bat for the first time in the bottom of the 2nd, flying out. In the bottom of the fourth Robinson came to the plate again, this time singling to left field. He flew out agin in the sixth, and in his final plate appearance of the day he singled and drove in pinch runer Dave Pope. Overall he finished 2 for 4 with one RBI.
Brooks only appeared in 6 games in 1955 and didn't become a full time major leaguer until 1958. From then on, third base in Baltimore belonged to Brooks.
On September 17, 1953, Ernie Banks made his Major League debut with the Cubs, making him the first African American ballplayer to appear in a Cubs uniform. The game was played at Wrigley Field against Philadelphia with Curt Simmons on the mound for the Phillies. Banks was positioned at short and batted seventh in the Cubs lineup. He came to the plate for the first time in the bottom of the second and flied out to center. At bat again in the fifth, Banks this time earned a walk and later scored on a HR by pinch hitter Tommy Brown. Banks finished the game 1 for 3 with one run scored and one error. The Phillies walloped the Cubs by a final score of 16 - 4, with Curt Simmons pitching a complete game. Banks would go on to play 2528 games for the Cubs.
One more Hall of Famer made his debut on this date, in 1955. Check back later to find out who.