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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Relievers Now Have 531 Career Saves as Club Begins Long AL West Test

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  • 1957 - Mickey Mantle blasts a 460-foot homer to become the first player to clear the center-field hedge at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 6 - 3.
  • 1985 - Oakland’s Dave Kingman becomes the 21st player to hit 400 career home runs, belting a two-run shot off Matt Young in the 1st inning of the A’s 11 - 5 win at Seattle.

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