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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Lose Renato Nunez, Have Offered Matt Chapman Long-Term Extension

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1948 - The super station WGN-TV televises a major league baseball game for the first time. With Jack Brickhouse doing the play-by-play, the White Sox beat the Cubs, 4 - 1, in the first game of the Windy City Classic played at Wrigley Field.
  • 1977 - Regulations force Oakland Athletics pitcher Vida Blue to discard his old, discolored lucky cap because it is no longer identical in color, trim and style to those of his teammates.
  • 1984 - Dave Kingman of the Oakland Athletics hits three home runs, including a grand slam, in his first three at-bats. In total, Kingman drives in eight runs in a 9 - 6 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

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