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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Sign Kyler Murray, Draft Younger Piscotty; Blackburn Set To Return

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  • 1927 - At Shibe Park, the St. Louis Browns outhit the Philadelphia Athletics, 18 to 14, but lose, 11 - 9. Both starters, Rube Walberg and Milt Gaston, are knocked out in the 3rd inning, but when Gaston is lifted he bypasses to dugout and leaps into the stands to punch a spectator who has been riding him. The police escort Gaston from the field. Ty Cobb has three runs and a stolen base for the Athletics, while George Sisler has three steals and is 4 for 4 for the Browns.
  • 1966 - The New York Mets, picking first in the June free-agent draft, pass up Arizona State outfielder Reggie Jackson to select catcher Steve Chilcott. Chilcott will retire after six years in the minors and will be the first number-one pick to never play in the major leagues. The Kansas City Athletics take Jackson with the second pick.

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