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Elephant Rumblings: Time to get Wild

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  • 1908 — Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps tosses a perfect game against the Chicago White Sox. The future Hall of Famer wins a 1 - 0 decision over Ed Walsh in one of the greatest pitching duels in major league history. Joss strikes out only three batters, while Walsh fans 15.
  • 2012 — The Athletics tie the Rangers for the AL West lead with a 3 - 1 win over Texas for their fifth straight victory. Oakland trailed the Rangers by 13 games on June 30th, but now have a chance to win the division outright as the two teams face each other one final time tomorrow.

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