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Dodgers Beat Giants to Lead League!

September 21, 2009 |  6:00 am

Sept. 21, 1959, Dodgers

Sept. 21, 1959: Tigers Thwart White Sox Bid to Clinch Rag

The Dodgers moved into first place in the National League by sweeping the Giants.

Duke Snider hit his 23rd home run of the season and Maury Wills continued to be unstoppable. He had seven hits in the three-game series.

The game was big enough that one of the Dodger relief pitchers was a left-hander named Sandy Koufax.

The Dodgers also announced another chance for fans hoping for playoff tickets. There was still time to mail in your orders. Don't forget to add $1 per order for "insurance and mailing."

--Keith Thursby