The New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a home run at the Polo Grounds to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in their playoff game, Oct. 3, 1951. It remains a painful memory for Harvey Sherman. AP hide caption

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The agony: Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Aviles sits in the dugout after his team's 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday (Sept. 28, 2011). Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Tomas performs for the last time at the Monumental bullring in Barcelona. Since the end of the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco, Catalan nationalists have sought to cast off all things Castilian — referring to Spain's heartland. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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