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Elephant Rumblings: Maddon’s mistake and an A’s Fall/Winter league update

Down goes the save!

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1910 - Ban Johnson, American League president, declares Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb the league's batting champion after questioning Nap Lajoie's "suspicious" eight-hit performance in a doubleheader against the St. Louis Browns on the season's last day.
  • 1973 - The Oakland Athletics win Game 3 of the World Series in 11 innings as Bert Campaneris gets the winning RBI in a 3 - 2 victory over the Mets. In a private clubhouse meeting, Dick Williams tells A's players he will resign after the Series.

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