John McGraw

Dodgers erase early three-run deficit with five homers in 7-4 victory over Mets

Dodgers erase early three-run deficit with five homers in 7-4 victory over Mets

The 1912 New York Giants were a formidable bunch. Running the team from the bench was Hall of Fame manager John McGraw. Christy Mathewson won 23 games and saved five others. Larry Doyle hit .330 and was the National League most valuable player. At one point during their charmed summer, the group went 43-7.

“I think some guys in the clubhouse here think I was on that team,” cracked Rich Hill, who is, at 37, the oldest pitcher on the Dodgers. “Unfortunately, I missed that.”

But he has not missed the performance of the 2017 Dodgers, who took a 7-4 victory over the Mets on Saturday to improve their record to 43-7 since June 7. No major league team has performed better over a...

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