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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Claim Righty Parker Bridwell From Angels; Hall of Fame Welcomes Four

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1887 - In Alameda, California, Dave Foutz and a touring team based in Louisville are accused of throwing a game against another touring team of Eastern pros. These exhibitions and the local California League competition are making for a lively winter in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • 1962: Pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility.

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