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Elephant Rumblings: Streaks, Sightings, and Spark Plugs.

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1886 - Connie Mack makes his Major League debut with Washington.
  • 1967 - A’s players agree to drop a grievance filed with the National Labor Relations Board against Charlie Finley. Finley agrees, in writing, that he will not coerce, intimidate, or discriminate against his players for the threatened action.
  • 1999 - Doug Jones records his 300th career save as A’s defeat Devil Rays 5-4.

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