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Mary's Miscellanea: October brings baseball's end and OU-Texas battles.

Mary Phillips Modified: October 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm •  Published: October 7, 2013
When October arrives the weather changes and leaves begin to fall. Major league baseball takes center stage ending with World Series play and in Oklahoma, we look forward to an OU win in Texas.
• 100 years ago
The Oklahoman was preparing to cover the World Series baseball championship.
This editorial appeared Oct 6, 1913:
On Tuesday, when the world’s series of championship ball games begin, The Oklahoman will follow its usual custom and display bulletins at The Oklahoman building, giving every feature of the game; every hit and every strike or ball called will be posted on The Oklahoman’s bulletin board within a few seconds after each play is made at the Polo grounds in New York. The Oklahoman invites the entire city to be spectators of the games. (The OU-Texas football game was played in early November. Texas won 14-6)
• 75 years ago
In 1938, The New York Yankees with Joe DiMaggio at bat were just too much for Dizzy Dean’s Chicago Cubs as they won the second game of the world series 6-3. The University of Oklahoma football team beat the Texas Longhorns 13-0.
• 50 years ago
Los Angeles was celebrating in 1963, as the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees to win the World Series in four straight games. Man of the hour was Dodgers’ pitcher Sandy Koufax.  All was sad in Sooner Land with the loss to Texas 34-7.
• 25 years ago
The Oakland A’s were leading the Boston Red Sox 2-0 in the American League playoffs, while the Sooners were preparing for the annual OU-Texas football game. OU would win 28-13.
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