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Elephant Rumblings: Manfred Wants A’s Stadium Plan Soon, Obvious Path For A’s at Deadline

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  • 1957 - In what will later be revealed as false testimony, Kansas City A’s owner Arnold Johnson denies before the Celler committee that he had any ties to the Yankee ownership or has favored them in any trades.
  • The A’s improve to 10-2 in July with a 4 - 3 win over Texas, capped by a 9th-inning walk-off homer by Brandon Hicks off Michael Kirkman, his first major league long ball. Ryan Cook, the A’s sole representative at last week’s All-Star Game, picks up the win. The hot month has put the A’s in surprising contention for a wild card spot.

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