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  • 1927 — The Philadelphia Athletics field a team of seven future Hall of Famers in the 9th inning: Ty Cobb (RF), Mickey Cochrane (PH), Eddie Collins (2B), Jimmie Foxx (1B), Lefty Grove (P), Al Simmons (CF) and Zack Wheat (LF). After 5 wins in a row‚ the A’s lose to the Tigers‚ 5 - 4. Cy Perkins started as catcher batting seventh‚ but when Cochrane pinch-hit for him in the last inning‚ seven Cooperstown-bound players were in the lineup. On May 24th of 1928‚ the A’s will again field 7 HOFers and combine with the Yanks to showcase 13 Hall of Famers.
  • 1990 — Nolan Ryan pitches the sixth no-hitter of his career, extending his major league record, as the Texas Rangers beat Oakland, 5 - 0. Ryan was the first to pitch no-hitters in three different decades, to accomplish the feat for three different teams and, at age 43, the oldest to throw one.
  • 1995 — Mark McGwire hits three home runs in consecutive at-bats and ties the major league record of five homers in consecutive games, leading the Oakland Athletics over the Boston Red Sox, 8 - 1.

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