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Elephant Rumblings: Reddick Ready For Retaliation, Maxwell Reportedly Refused Service

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1908 - Baseball's anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by singer Billy Murray. The songwriting team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words), who created the immortal tune, had never seen a game before composing the immortal number.
  • 1911 - The World Series between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics is resumed after six days of rain, and Chief Bender beats Christy Mathewson, 4-2, to give the Athletics a 3-1 lead.
  • 1972 - Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson dies of heart disease at age 53.

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