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Elephant Rumblings: A’s swept by Seattle as road struggles continue

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

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1912 — Ty Cobb charges into the stands at Hilltop Park in New York and attacks a crippled heckler named Claude Lueker. Other fans and Tigers mix it up before order is restored. Ban Johnson suspends Cobb indefinitely for the incident.
  • 1999 — Rangers P Esteban Loaiza breaks his hand when a car door slams on it. He’s out indefinitely.

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