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Elephant Rumblings: A’s head to Texas after winning series against Orioles

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  • 1955 — After a big civic parade, the transplanted Athletics open their first season in Kansas City with a victory over the Tigers, 6 - 2, at Municipal Stadium. The standing-room crowd of 32,147 is the largest paid crowd for any event in Kansas City.
  • 2010 — The Minnesota Twins inaugurate their new outdoor ballpark, Target Field, with a 5 - 2 win over the Red Sox. A host of former Twins greats, including Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew, joined by Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Frank Viola, among others, are on hand to witness the historic game. Carl Pavano picks up the win while Joe Mauer and Jason Kubel pace the offence with three hits and two RBI each.

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