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Elephant Rumblings: A’s forget how to win, swept by Blue Jays

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Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1916 - Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Jack Nabors tops the Boston Red Sox, 6 - 2. His only victory of the season evens his record at 1-1. Nabors will follow with 19 straight losses to set a major-league record. Teammate Tom Sheehan will be right behind him at 1-16.
  • 1969 - In his first major league start, Rollie Fingers of the Oakland Athletics shuts out the Minnesota Twins, 7 - 0, at Metropolitan Stadium, stopping Minnesota’s seven-game winning streak.

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