Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
Oct. 16
1909 - The Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series as rookie Babe Adams registered his third victory by beating the Detroit Tigers 8-0 in the seventh game.
1912 - Fred Snodgrass dropped a fly ball in the 10th inning that helped the Boston Red Sox score two runs and take the World Series from the New York Giants.
1962 - With the tying and winning runs in scoring position, San Francisco's Willie McCovey hit a line drive at second baseman Bobby Richardson for the final out and the New York Yankees won 1-0 in Game 7 for their 20th World Series title.
1969 - The New York Mets won their fourth straight game from the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-3 triumph behind Jerry Koosman and took the World Series in five games.
1975 - Tony Perez broke an 0-for-15 slump with two home runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the World Series.
1983 - Eddie Murray hit two homers and Scott McGregor pitched a five-hitter to give Baltimore a 5-0 victory, their fourth straight, over the Philadelphia Phillies and the World Series in five games.
1985 - The Kansas City Royals captured the American League pennant with a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 7, capping a comeback from a 3-1 deficit.
1985 - Jack Clark's three-run homer with two out in the top of the ninth gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League pennant.
1999 - Pedro Martinez dominated for seven shutout innings while the Red Sox roughed up Roger Clemens in sending the New York Yankees to their most lopsided loss in postseason history, 13-1 in Game 3 of the AL championship series.
2000 - Mike Hampton pitched a three-hitter and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-0 to win the NL championship series 4-1. The Mets joined the 1997 Florida Marlins as the only wild-card teams to make the World Series.
2001 - In a matchup of pitchers who have combined for seven Cy Young Awards and 457 victories, Randy Johnson threw a three-hit masterpiece as Arizona beat Greg Maddux and the Braves 2-0 in Game 1 of the NL championship series.
2003 - Aaron Boone hit a pennant-winning homer leading off the bottom of the 11th in New York's 6-5 win over Boston in Game 7 of the ALCS. Mariano Rivera pitched three scoreless innings in relief for the win.
2005 - The Chicago White Sox, behind Jose Contreras' five-hitter, beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 to win the ALCS in five games, their first pennant since 1959.
2007 - Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer to help Cleveland defeat Boston 7-3 in Game 4 of the ALCS and move within one win of reaching the World Series. Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez hit consecutive homers for Boston, only the second time in postseason history.
2008 - The Boston Red Sox pulled off the major leagues' biggest postseason comeback in 79 years, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on J.D. Drew's two-out single in the ninth to stave off elimination in the AL championship series. Boston trailed 7-0 with two outs in the seventh, then rallied when David Ortiz's three-run homer followed Dustin Pedroia's RBI single. Drew hit a two-run homer in the eighth and Coco Crisp tied it with a two-out RBI single.
2011 - David Freese hit a three-run homer in the first and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as St. Louis captured its 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. For the series, St. Louis relievers finished 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA over 28 2-3 innings.
Today's birthday: Bryce Harper, 21.

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