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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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  • 1927 - The Philadelphia Athletics field a team of seven future Hall of Famers in the 9th inning: Ty Cobb (RF), Mickey Cochrane (PH), Eddie Collins (2B), Jimmie Foxx (1B), Lefty Grove (P), Al Simmons (CF) and Zack Wheat (LF). After 5 wins in a row‚ the A’s lose to the Tigers‚ 5 - 4. Cy Perkins started as catcher batting seventh‚ but when Cochrane pinch-hit for him in the last inning‚ seven Cooperstown-bound players were in the lineup. On May 24th of 1928‚ the A’s will again field 7 HOFers and combine with the Yanks to showcase 13 Hall of Famers.
  • 2015 - Scott Kazmir and Evan Scribner combine on a one-hitter as the Athletics blank the Rangers, 7 - 0. For Kazmir, who pitches 8 innings, it’s a first win in 9 starts. A 5th-inning single by Elvis Andrus is the only hit for Texas, while Oakland scores 6 times in the 8th with Mark Canha and Josh Reddick both hitting two-run homers.

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