MLB Playoff Tiebreakers Through the Years

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1946 NL

Cardinals and Dodgers tied at 96-58

In baseball's first pennant playoff, St. Louis swept two games, 4-2 and 8-4, in the best-of-three format used by the National League before 1969. Rookie Joe Garagiola had three hits and two RBIs in the opener and an RBI triple by Enos Slaughter (pictured) highlighted the clincher.


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