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Elephant Rumblings: Chapman Undergoes Surgery, A’s in the AFL Update

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1967 - Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley hires Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio as vice-president. DiMaggio will also serve as a coach of the newly-transplanted Oakland A’s.
  • 1972- The Athletics defeat Cincinnati, 3 - 2, to win their first World Series since the franchise’s move to Oakland. Gene Tenace, named Series MVP, drives in two of Oakland’s runs. Future Hall of Fame pitcher Jim “Catfish” Hunter earns the victory in relief.

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