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Elephant Rumblings: Reasons For Optimism and Concern Regarding Triggs, the Siren Song of Pitcher xwOBA

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  • 1912 - The Detroit Tigers use a team of replacement players against the Philadelphia Athletics. With 19 players on strike in protest of the recent suspension of Ty Cobb, manager Hughie Jennings recruits college players and a number of local semipro players to avoid a forfeit and fine. Detroit loses to the Athletics, 24 - 2, as pitcher Al Travers gives up all 24 runs on 26 hits.
  • 1988 - In the Oakland Athletics’ 39th game of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks a major league record committing his 12th balk of the season in a 4 - 1 loss to the Red Sox. Stewart will extend the record with 16 balks during the year.

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