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Bob P
July 4, 2005
This was the final game played by the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds. LA swept this doubleheader--and the four-game series--and as the sun set this Sunday evening the Dodgers had a 6-game lead on the Cardinals and Giants. The Mets fell to 35.5 games out.

The Dodgers' winning pitcher in their final appearance at the Polo Grounds was a 19-year-old righty named Dick Calmus. Calmus got into 21 games with the 1963 Dodgers and had a 3-1 record. After 1963 he made only one more appearance in a major league game, and that was in September of 1967 for the Cubs against the Mets.

Tommy Davis gave the Dodgers the lead in the fourth inning with a two-RBI single, and Calmus, in relief of Pete Richert, pitched five innings allowing just one hit and one walk.

The final Dodger at bat at the Polo Grounds was a groundout to second base by Wally Moon. John Roseboro had the final Dodger hit at the Polo Grounds, an eighth inning single to right.

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