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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Prospect Update, Jed Lowrie Showing His Quality

Fowler/Barreto/Mateo on Sunday in Nashville: 7-12, 2 2B, 2 3B, HR

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1946 - Dispelling the rumors that he had lost his fastball after nearly four years in the Navy, Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians hurls his second no-hitter, beating the New York Yankees 1-0 on Frankie Hayes’ home run in the ninth inning.
  • 1949 - Rocky Nelson hits an inside-the-glove two-run home run in short left field to turn a ninth inning 3-1 Cubs lead into a 4-3 Cardinals victory. Cubs center fielder Andy Pafko’s catch is ruled a trap by umpire Al Barlick. As Pafko races in, holding the ball high, runners circle the bases.

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