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Elephant Rumblings: After rough weekend, A’s look to get back on track in Baltimore

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  • 1934 - At Shibe Park, 15,000 fans witness the first legal baseball game between major league teams played on a Sunday in the city of Philadelphia. In a hometown exhibition game, the Phillies defeat the Athletics, 8 - 1.
  • 1946 - Jim (Catfish) Hunter is born in Hertford, North Carolina. The pitching ace of three World Series champions in Oakland in the 1970s and a member of two other Championship-winners with the New York Yankees, Hunter will make his major league debut in 1965 and will win election to the Hall of Fame in 1987.

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