The largest leads held in September by teams that did not finish in first place in their league (or in divison, 1969 and later), as compiled by the Elias Sports Bureau. Date of largest lead is listed:
Date Team Lead
Sept. 1, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 7.0
Sept. 6, 1934 New York Giants 7.0
Sept. 4, 1995 California Angels 6.5
Sept. 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies 6.5
Sept. 8, 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 6.5

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