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Elephant Rumblings: Mourning the Coliseum, Imagining the Backdrop of the A’s New Stadium

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1995 - The sale of the A’s to Steven Schott and Ken Hoffman is approved for $85 million. A provision of the sale is that the team must remain in Oakland.
  • 1996 - Oakland’s Mark McGwire becomes the 13th player in history to hit 50 homeruns in a season.

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