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Elephant Rumblings: The Franklin Barreto center field experiment?

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1911 - Cy Young, 44, beats the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 for his 511th and final Major League victory.
  • 2003 - The Tigers set an AL record by losing their 118th game. The 1916 Philadelphia A’s (36-117) had held the record for nearly a century.
  • 2013 - The A’s secure their second straight AL West title with an 11-7 victory over the Twins. Coco Crisp hits a three-run homer and Jed Lowrie and Daric Barton add solo shots.

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