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Elephant Rumblings: These Swingin’ A’s Are As Lethal As Predecessors, Familia Reaches New Level

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  • 1902 - In the 6th inning of a game with the Tigers, Harry Davis of the A’s attempts a double steal with Dave Fultz, who is on third base. But Davis does not draw a throw as he goes into second, and Fultz cannot score. So, on the next pitch, he “steals” first base. The next time he steals second, he does draw a throw and Fultz scores from third. This double steal maneuver will be attempted in later years by Fred Tenney (July 31, 1908), and Germany Schaefer (September 4, 1908), before being made illegal.
  • 1993 - Rickey Henderson, recently traded to Toronto by Oakland, gives teammate Turner Ward $25,000 for uniform number 24. Henderson had complained that he was having trouble hitting with No. 14 on his back.

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