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  • 2004 — Receiving 27 of 28 first-place votes, Oakland Athletics shortstop Bobby Crosby wins the 2004 American League Rookie of the Year Award. Crosby, who is the son of former big league infielder Ed Crosby, hit .239 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI.
  • 2010 — The Oakland Athletics win the right to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, whose name was placed on the posting system by his team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League. The A’s, who maintained the lowest ERA in the American League in 2010, now have 30 days to come to an agreement with Iwakuma, considered the second-best pitcher in Japan after Yu Darvish, but will fail to reach a deal.

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