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Elephant Rumblings: Ex-A’s First Baseman Returns To Baseball Through Analytics, Chapman To Undergo MRI

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  • 1928 - Ty Cobb of the Philadelphia Athletics steals home for the 54th and final time in his 24-year career to extend his major league record. It comes in the 8th inning against the Cleveland Indians. The Athletics beat Cleveland, 12 - 5, as Lefty Grove is the winning pitcher.
  • 1976 - Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley attempts to sell three of his star players. Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers are sent to the Boston Red Sox for $1 million apiece and Vida Blue to the New York Yankees for $1.5 million. Three days later, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn will void the moves, saying they are “not in the best interests of baseball.”

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