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Elephant Rumblings: A’s slump continues; Buchter recalled

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1952 - Ted Williams plays his final game before leaving for military duty in Korea. In his last at-bat on “Ted Williams Day” at Fenway Park, he blasts a game-winning, two-run home run against Dizzy Trout of the Detroit Tigers. The home run gives the Red Sox a 5 - 3 victory.
  • 1999 - About 3,000 fans wearing T-shirts that said, “$hare the wealth” protest baseball economics at the Yankees-Royals game at Kauffman Stadium. The protesters turn their backs when the Yankees bat, then walk out during the 4th inning. The Yankees began the season with baseball’s top payroll at $85.05 million, and the Royals were 25th at $23.8 million.

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  • Oakland’s offense has just gone dry for more than two weeks now...
  • The Orioles’ pitching staff is very, very bad...
  • Sacrifice bunts usually don’t end up near the center field warning track...