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  • 1970 - The Oakland Athletics use gold-colored bases during the club’s home opener. The Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation.
  • 1988 - Rick Honeycutt of the Oakland Athletics becomes the second pitcher in as many days to tie the American League’s 28-year-old balk record by committing four balks in four innings while saving a 12 - 7 win over Seattle. A major league record 924 balks will be called this season after umpires are instructed to interpret the complete stop rule more strictly.

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