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  • 1976 - The Oakland Athletics trade two key members from their recent World Series championship teams, sending outfielder Reggie Jackson and pitcher Ken Holtzman along with minor leaguer Bill VanBommell to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Don Baylor and pitchers Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell.
  • 1996 - Due to renovations in the Coliseum, the Oakland Athletics play their season opener in Las Vegas, NV, losing to the Toronto Blue Jays, 9 - 6, in front of only 7,296 fans at Cashman Field.

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  • The A’s honored the late writer Nick Cafardo in Boston’s first visit to the Coliseum since his untimely death...
  • Put one of the most pull-happy hitters against one of the heaviest-shifting teams and this is what you get...
  • Hat tip to the A’s for this awesome April Fools promotion, which resulted in dozens of free tickets, Will MacNeil taking the PA for a half inning and much more...