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Dodgers, Braves Tie for Pennant

September 28, 2009 |  6:00 am

Sept. 28, 1959, Cover


The Dodgers and Braves would meet in a best-of-three playoff series to determine the National League representative in the World Series.

Both teams won their regular-season finales to stay tied for first. The Dodgers beat the Cubs, 7-1, and the Braves beat the Phillies, 5-2. The playoffs would start in Milwaukee.

--Both teams finished with 86 victories, a major league record for the fewest wins for a first-place team.

--Danny McDevitt would start Game 1 for the Dodgers apparently bypassing Sandy Koufax, who earlier had been named the starter.

--The playoff games would be day games, thanks to a protest by the Braves, according to a story in The Times. No clue what the Braves were protesting.

--Tickets would be at regular season prices.

--Keith Thursby



Sept. 28, 1959, Comics


I just got it. "Alabama Brown" in "Abbie an' Slats" is a takeoff on Tennessee Williams.

Sept. 28, 1959, Abel Gance


Abel Gance hopes to remake "Napoleon." And Frank Capra offers insight on D.W. Griffith, calling him "the poor man's Shakespeare."
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