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Elephant Rumblings: Catfish Hunter Award, A’s set HR mark

Plus another stat illustrating Matt Chapman’s defensive prowess.

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports


Today In Baseball History:

  • 1923 - Lou Gehrig hit his first homer in the majors against the Boston Red Sox. On the same date 15 years later, he hit his 493rd and last against the Washington Senators.
  • 1989 - Both Bay Area teams clinch their respective divisions. Oakland wins the AL West by beating Texas 5-0, while San Francisco loses 1-0 to the Dodgers but is assured of the NL West crown when the second-place Padres lose to the Reds 2-1 in 13 innings.

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