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Elephant Rumblings: A’s ready to rebound against visiting Astros

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Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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  • 1977 - Regulations force Oakland Athletics pitcher Vida Blue to discard his old, discolored lucky cap because it is no longer identical in color, trim and style to those of his teammates.
  • 1984 - Dave Kingman of the Oakland Athletics hits three home runs, including a grand slam, in his first three at-bats. In total, Kingman drives in eight runs in a 9 - 6 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

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