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Elephant Rumblings: A perfect game that nearly was and a no-hitter that was

Plus one last picture from my favorite park in baseball

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1951 - Bill Veeck was at it again, this time with “Fan Managers Night”. Thousands of fans were given placards and allowed to vote on decisions by Brown’s coaches. The Browns would win 5-3.
  • 1989 - Pete Rose was banned from baseball after weeks of legal battles. He effectively pleaded no-contest to baseball’s charges.

Best of Twitter:

  • It was probably time...
  • ...but we’ll still miss him.
  • Some Rich Hill-related tweets...