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Elephant Rumblings: How The A’s Predicted Baseball’s Opener Trend

MLB: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1998 - At Shea Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in three consecutive seasons. Mac’s 7th-inning solo shot helps to defeat the Mets, 2 - 0.
  • 2012 - The Athletics acquire shortstop Stephen Drew from the Diamondbacks in return for minor league infielder Sean Jamieson.

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