On October 1, 2006, on the final day of the regular season, the last-place Kansas City Royals erase a six-run deficit and defeat the Detroit Tigers, 10-8, in 12 innings. The loss drops the Tigers out of first place for the first time in more than four months, and allows the Minnesota Twins to win the AL Central. Detroit still makes the playoffs via the wild-card.
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On September 20, 1968, future Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hits the final home run of his major league career. Mantle connects against Jim Lonborg of the Boston Red Sox to finish with 536 home runs…