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Elephant Rumblings: Healy Trade Reflections, Ballpark Design Team Chosen

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MLB: Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A’s Coverage:

Ryon Healy Roundup:

  • The trade dissected in a series of tweets...

MLB News:

Baseball Interest Stories:

Today in Baseball History:

  • 1887 - The Joint Rules Committee does away with the four-strike rule and with the scoring of walks as hits. Five balls for a walk remains the rule. Sidenote: can you imagine how different the trajectory of the game might have been if walks were still considered singles?
  • 1988 - Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first unanimous winner of the American League MVP Award since Reggie Jackson in 1973. This year, Canseco became the first player in major league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season.