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Elephant Rumblings: Brett Anderson Recalled, Will Start Tonight

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  • 1939 - Lou Gehrig voluntarily benches himself for the good of the team. His consecutive-game string stops at 2,130. Babe Dahlgren, his replacement, has a home run and double as the Yankees rout Detroit 22-2.
  • 1972 - The long holdout of Oakland Athletics All-Star pitcher Vida Blue comes to an end. Blue, who won both the American League MVP and Cy Young awards in 1971, agrees to a contract for $63,000, after balking at owner Charlie Finley’s previous offers. Perhaps affected by the long layoff, Blue will win only six games this year but will pitch well in the postseason.
  • 2000 - The Kansas City Royals score three runs in the 10th inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics, 8 - 7. Oakland closer Jason Isringhausen, who was 14 for 14 in career saves, is two outs away from tying the major league mark for consecutive saves to start a career before blowing the lead.

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