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Elephant Rumblings: Is Matt Chapman an MVP Candidate?

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  • 1971 - The Braves purchase infielder Tony LaRussa from the Oakland A’s.
  • 1987 - Oakland’s Mark McGwire slugs his 39th home run of the season, off Don Sutton in the 6th inning, in a 12-inning, 7 - 6, win over California, breaking the major-league record for rookies shared by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson. McGwire will finish the season with a then-whopping 49 homers.

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