U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 23
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: BASEBALL'S BIGGEST DISPUTE
Profile America — Sunday, September 23rd. This actually happened 104 years ago today. It was the last day of the baseball season, and the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants were battling for the National League pennant. It was bottom of the ninth, score tied 1 to 1, and the Giants had two men on base. The batter hits a single, scoring the winning run. But Fred Merkle on first, seeing the game over, heads for the dugout without taking second. Chicago protests, but by now fans are pouring onto the field. The commissioner of baseball calls the game a tie, forcing a postseason game, which the Cubs win 4 to 2. Some 41 million fans watch National League games each year — usually with less dramatic endings. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 466
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1245
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov
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