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Elephant Rumblings: A’s continue Sunday struggles in loss to Cleveland

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  • 2002 — 38 home runs shy of the exclusive 500 home run club, Jose Canseco retires at 37 age due to injuries sustained in recent years. The former American League MVP, who was cut by the Expos during spring training, had his best years in Oakland, forming with Mark McGwire one of the most feared one-two punches of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • 2011 — Coco Crisp gambles and loses: in the 8th inning, with the A’s trailing the White Sox, 4 - 3, he attempts a straight steal of home with left-handed reliever Matt Thornton on the mound, but C A.J. Pierzynski manages to tag him out as he slides. The Sox hold on for the win.

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