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Elephant Rumblings: For second straight game, A’s slug past O’s

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1917 - Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox pitches a three-hitter in shutting down the New York Yankees on Opening Day. Ruth’s performance marks the start of good things to come. He will win 24 games this year, while leading the American League with 35 complete games.
  • 2000 - The Giants inaugurate Pac Bell Park with a 6 - 5 loss to the Dodgers. Los Angeles SS Kevin Elster hits three homers in the game; the next batter to have a three-homer game in the ballpark will be Pablo Sandoval in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series.

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