This day in baseball history

On September 28, 1962, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 3-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals in 10 innings. They thus missed the opportunity to clinch at least a tie for the National League pennant.

The Cardinals opened the top of the tenth with singles by Curt Flood and Stan Musial off of Ron Perranoski, who was pitching his third inning of relief. With two out, Charley James singled in the go-ahead run.

Cards starter Larry Jackson shut down the Dodgers in the bottom of the tenth for the victory. It was the 16th win and 11th complete game of the year for the reliable, hard-workng right-hander.

Despite the loss, the Dodgers looked to be in decent shape. Their “magic number” remained at 2, with 2 games remaining from them to play (both against St. Louis). Their persuers, the San Francisco Giants, had three games remaining (all against Houston), having been rained out on this night.


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