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Elephant Rumblings: Matty, Mateo, and the Lake Monsters

It was a busy day down on the farm.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1918 - The Star Spangled Banner is played for what is believed to be the first time during the seventh inning of a World Series game. The custom of playing it before a game will not begin until World War II.
  • 1979 - Oakland pitcher Matt Keough beats the Brewers, earning the victory after fourteen straight losses.
  • 1998 - Mark McGwire becomes only the third player ever to hit sixty homeruns...

Best of Twitter:

  • Matt Olson homered twice yesterday...
  • Not to be outdone, J.D. Martinez hit four bombs...
  • How a position player winds up pitching in September is beyond me. In any event, newly-acquired Leonys Martin got the ball for the Cubbies...
  • What a slide!
  • And finally, check out this wild trick shot the Louisville baseball team pulled off...