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Elephant Rumblings: Baseball World Mourns Loss of Piscotty’s Mom, Chapman Breaks Down His Hitting Woes

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  • 1968 - Oakland’s Catfish Hunter pitches a perfect game against the Twins, winning 4 - 0. The 22-year old righthander hurls the first American League regular-season perfecto in 46 years. He strikes out 11, including Harmon Killebrew three times, and drives in three of the A’s four runs, the other coming on a two-out, bases-loaded walk to 1B Danny Cater in the 8th inning. Only 6,298 fans are in attendance.
  • 2000 - The Angels defeat the A’s, 9 - 8, despite home runs by brothers Jason and Jeremy Giambi for Oakland. Vladimir and Wilton Guerrero of the Montreal Expos were the last pair of brothers to homer in the same game.

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