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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Playing Like Buyers, AL First Baseman Aren’t Good

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  • 1988 - After being maligned by the press as an unworthy All-Star starter, A’s catcher Terry Steinbach hits a solo home run and a sacrifice fly to lead the American League to a 2 - 1 victory at Riverfront Stadium and is named the 1988 All-Star Game’s MVP. The A’s catcher becomes the first major leaguer to have homered in his first major league at-bat (on September 12, 1986) and also in the mid-summer classic.

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