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Elephant Rumblings: Astros fight back to take 3-2 World Series lead

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World Series - Houston Astros v Washington Nationals - Game Five Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

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  • 1954 — Major League Baseball owners vote down the sale of the Philadelphia Athletics to a hometown syndicate. A week later, Arnold Johnson will buy a controlling interest in the Athletics from the Mack family for $3.5 million and move the team to Kansas City.
  • 1989 — The Oakland Athletics complete a sweep in the World Series with a 9 - 6 win over the San Francisco Giants. Rickey Henderson’s home run supports starter and winner Mike Moore. Dave Stewart is named Series MVP after winning the first and third game of the Series, which was interrupted by an earthquake.

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