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Elephant Rumblings: How Billy Beane Defied ‘Moneyball’ Principles, Khris Davis DL Decision to Come Today

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  • 1901 – Nap Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics receives the ultimate sign of respect from an opposing team when he is intentionally walked with the bases loaded by the Chicago White Sox.
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