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Elephant Rumblings: Why Haven’t A’s Extended Bob Melvin?

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  • 1970 - Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs asked to be kept out of the lineup, snapping his National League record of 1,117 consecutive games played. His record was broken in 1983 by Steve Garvey.
  • 1983 - Trailing 5 - 3, the Indians erupt for 10 runs in the top of the 9th inning and go on to defeat Oakland, 13 - 6. The A’s set a major-league record by using six pitchers in the inning. Pinch hitter Chris Bando has two hits in the frame and Gorman Thomas connects for a double and homer in the inning for the second time in three years. He is the only man to do it twice.

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