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Elephant Rumblings: A’s prospect contingent impressing in AFL

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1920 — Eight members of the Chicago White Sox are indicted for supposedly throwing the 1919 World Series. Although considered heavy favorites to win the Series, the White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds in eight games in what will become known as the Black Sox Scandal.
  • 1967 — Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley hires Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio as vice-president. DiMaggio will also serve as a coach of the newly-transplanted Oakland A’s.
  • 1972 — The Athletics defeat Cincinnati, 3 - 2, to win their first World Series since the franchise’s move to Oakland. Gene Tenace, named Series MVP, drives in two of Oakland’s runs. Future Hall of Fame pitcher Jim “Catfish” Hunter earns the victory in relief.

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