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Sept. 28 is an unusually early for end of NY baseball

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In my Tuesday newspaper column, I mention that this is the first baseball-free October around here since 1994.

But when was the last non-strike year in which there was no regular-season or playoff baseball in New York in October? As far as I can tell at www.retrosheet.org, it was 1984.

And when was the last time in a non-strike season that the New York squads were through at as early a date as Sept. 28? As far as I can tell, it was 1975.

If either of these trivial tidbits is incorrect - and if you have the time to waste to prove it - please do let me know and correct the historical record for future generations.

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