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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1964 - A’s rookie Bert Campaneris sends Minnesota to defeat, 4 - 3, with two home runs in his major league debut. The first comes on the first pitch thrown to him, by Jim Kaat, making him just the second American League player to debut like that. And the 21-year-old Cuban joins Bob Nieman as the only player since 1900 with two home runs in his first major league game.
  • 1978 - Reggie Jackson returns to the team and the Yankees win their 5th straight, 3 - 1, over the White Sox. At the Chicago airport, Billy Martin, reacting to reporters’ questions about Jackson and George Steinbrenner, replies: “The two deserve each other. One’s a born liar; the other’s convicted.” The remarks will cost Billy his job. The next day, Martin resigns under pressure, giving way to Bob Lemon after a one-game interim by Dick Howser.

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