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Elephant Rumblings: The A’s Changed Baseball Once. Are They Doing It Again?

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  • 1989 - After weeks of legal wrangling, Commissioner Bart Giamatti permanently bans Pete Rose from baseball for his alleged gambling on major league games. Although the five-page document signed by both parties includes no formal findings, Giamatti says that he considers Rose’s acceptance of the ban to be a no-contest plea to the charges.
  • 2009 - The Rockies announce today the signing of former MVP Jason Giambi, who was recently released by the Oakland A’s.

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