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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, former baseball player Ralph Branca throws out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston. Branca, the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who gave up the home run dubbed the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," has died at the age of 90. His son-in-law Bobby Valentine, a former major league manager, says Branca died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at a nursing home in Rye, New York. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, former baseball player Ralph Branca throws out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston. Branca, the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who gave up the home run dubbed the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," has died at the age of 90. His son-in-law Bobby Valentine, a former major league manager, says Branca died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at a nursing home in Rye, New York. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Tampa Bay Rays clinch AL playoff berth

A startling comeback on the final day of the regular season (Sept. 28) carried the Tampa Bay Rays back to the playoffs.