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Elephant Rumblings: A’s rout Tigers; another ballpark victory

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Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1939 — The first baseball game ever televised - Princeton against Columbia at the Baker Bowl - is watched by a handful of viewers via W2XBS in New York City. Bill Stern announces the ten-inning victory of visiting Princeton, 2 - 1. Reviewing the game the next day, the New York Times reports: “it is difficult to see how this sort of thing can catch the public fancy.”
  • 2016 — Khris Davis has a three-homer game, including a grand slam as the Athletics defeat the Rangers, 8 - 5. His slam off Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson ends the game with two outs in the bottom of the 9th after a two-run homer by Ian Desmond had put Texas ahead, 5 - 4, in the top of the inning.

Best of Twitter:

  • Yet another (unanimous) legislative victory for the new ballpark...
  • In addition, some gorgeous new renderings for both Howard Terminal and the Coliseum site...
  • Insane plays like this have become almost routine for Matt Chapman...