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MLB: JUL 24 Athletics at Astros
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  • 1974 — The Oakland Athletics defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 - 2, to win their third straight World Series. Joe Rudi’s 7th-inning home run provides the winning margin. The Athletics join the New York Yankees as the only franchises in major league history to win three straight titles.
  • 1989 — Minutes before Game 3 of the World Series between Oakland and the San Francisco Giants, an earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay area. The game is postponed and the Series will only resume 11 days later.

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