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Elephant Rumblings: Has This Week Convinced The A’s To Buy At The Deadline?

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Cole Hamels is likely to be dealt soon.

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1972 - In a swap of former MVPs, the Braves send 1B Orlando Cepeda to the A’s for P Denny McLain.
  • 1990 - Oakland’s Dave Stewart and the Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela both throw no-hitters. Stewart blanks the Blue Jays 5-0, and a few hours later Valenzuela beats the Cardinals 6-0.
  • 1996 – The Athletics hit three home runs in an 11 - 9 win over the Red Sox, giving them a major league record-tying 18 in four games. They hit four four days earlier, eight two days ago, and three yesterday in addition to today’s 3.

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