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Elephant Rumblings: Who Would Start For Oakland in Wild Card Game, A’s Hire New Architect

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  • 1980 - A’s owner Charlie Finley sells the club for $12.7 million to the Haas family of San Francisco, CA, owners of the Levi Strauss clothing empire, thus keeping the team in Oakland.
  • 1992 - Dennis Eckersley, who previously set the record for most consecutive saves (40), becomes the first pitcher to record 40 saves in four different seasons.

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