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Elephant Rumblings: Roster Moves, Bold Predictions, and the Day the A’s Traded Scott Brosius

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  • 1964 - The National League approves the move of the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta but orders them to stay in Milwaukee for the 1965 season, in spite of poor attendance over the last two years. The Braves will eventually move to Atlanta in 1966.
  • 1997 - The New York Yankees trade pitcher Kenny Rogers to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Oakland will send third baseman Scott Brosius to the Yankees on November 18th to complete the trade.