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Elephant Rumblings: Strasburg signs record contract with Nationals

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  • 1935 — The Philadelphia A’s trade Jimmie Foxx and Johnny Marcum to the Red Sox for Gordon Rhodes, prospect George Savino and $150,000.
  • 1998 — After 24 years and 1,071 appearances, Dennis Eckersley, 44, who has pitched in more major league games than any other player, retires as an active player.

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