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Elephant Rumblings: Ballpark victory overshadowed by A’s late loss to Seattle

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1986 — California Angels slugger Reggie Jackson hits his 537th career home run to move past Mickey Mantle on the all-time list. Jackson delivers the milestone blast against Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox.
  • 2000 — Although Sammy Sosa collects five hits, Henry Rodriguez has seven RBI and Eric Young steals five bases, the Chicago Cubs still manage to lose to Montreal, 16 - 15. Young’s five stolen bases are the most by a Cubs player since 1881 when George Gore stole seven.

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