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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Get Their Lefty Reliever, Kevin Towers Passes

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  • 1978 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn cancels the recent trade that sent pitcher Vida Blue from the Oakland Athletics to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman Dave Revering and $1.75 million in cash. Believing that the Athletics did not receive adequate compensation, Kuhn recommends that the trade be restructured. On February 25th, Oakland will acquire Revering in a different trade, this time for pitcher Doug Bair. On March 15th, the Athletics will once again trade Blue, this time to the San Francisco Giants for seven players and $400,000. Blue will win 18 games for the Giants this season.
  • 1987 - The Oakland Athletics acquire veteran third baseman Ron Cey from the Chicago Cubs for infielder Luis Quiñones. Cey will hit .221 for Oakland this year - his final major league season.

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