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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Experiencing Fatigue, Fowler Likely Back Today

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Today is the deadline to execute trades where players retain playoff eligibility.

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1998 - Oakland OF Rickey Henderson scores the 2,000th run of his career in the Athletics’ 15 - 6 loss to Cleveland. He joins Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, and Willie Mays as the only players to reach the milestone.
  • 2011 - The biblical plague of midges is back in Cleveland. Four years after famously disrupting a postseason game in 2007, the pesky insects show up during today’s 16-inning context between the Indians and Athletics, which the Tribe wins, 4 - 3, on Jack Hannahan’s single. Oakland pitchers Rich Harden and Grant Balfour have an especially difficult time with the tiny winged pests who show up uninvited in the 7th inning.

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