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Elephant Rumblings: Lights-out at the Coliseum, Mike Fiers no-hits Reds

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  • 1968 — Oakland’s Catfish Hunter pitches a perfect game against the Twins, winning 4 - 0. The 22-year old righthander hurls the first American League regular-season perfecto in 46 years. He strikes out 11, including Harmon Killebrew three times, and drives in three of the A’s four runs, the other coming on a two-out, bases-loaded walk to 1B Danny Cater in the 8th inning. Only 6,298 fans are in attendance.
  • 2013 — Adam Rosales apparently hits a game-tying homer for the A’s in the 9th inning of a game against Cleveland, but the umpires rule it a double, and stick to their guns even after a video review. A’s manager Bob Melvin gets tossed for arguing the call, but the A’s lose, 4 - 3, as Rosales is stranded at second base. In a rare admission of an error, MLB Vice-President Joe Torre will state the next day that the umpires made an error in not granting Rosales a home run, but that the call would still stand.

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