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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Interested in Ozuna, Yelich, Poll: Majority of Voters Support New Ballpark

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1953 - Reaffirming its earlier position, the United States Supreme Court rules, 7-2, that baseball is a sport and not a business and therefore not subject to antitrust laws. The ruling is made in a case involving New York Yankees minor leaguer George Toolson, who refused to move from Triple-A to Double-A.
  • 1998 - Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter announces that he is suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. The fatal disease, known medically as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, attacks the nerves in the spinal cord and the brain and leads to a loss of motor skills. Hunter will succumb to the disease less than a year later.

Best of Twitter:

  • If you follow the whole thread, it will lead you back to a statistical analysis on pitch framing. This exchange is very interesting though...
  • Speaking of catcher defense...
  • More on Hale...