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Elephant Rumblings: A’s wrap up first homestand with series win

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1934 - Babe Ruth, sponsored by Quaker Oats, agrees to do three 15-minute broadcasts a week over NBC. The total of $39,000 for 13 weeks is $4,000 more than his New York Yankees contract. Of equal weight, WSAL hires Red Barber to broadcast Cincinnati Reds games.
  • 1971 - At RFK Stadium, 45,000 fans watch the last Opening Day game to be played in Washington, DC until 2005. Dick Bosman pitches a six-hit shutout as the Washington Senators beat the Oakland Athletics, 8 - 0. After the season, owner Bob Short will move the Senators to Arlington, Texas, where they will play under the name “Texas Rangers” .

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  • All is right in the world...
  • Well, not quite all. Meghan has provided Athletics Nation with a lot of photos from Stockton the last couple years, and we encourage everyone to help if they can.
  • This is absolutely incredible and should make for some great pitch-by-pitch analysis...
  • The Red Sox should probably print this out for future reference...