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Elephant Rumblings: A’s kick off long homestand with series against Mariners

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  • 1876 — George Hall of the Philadelphia Athletics becomes the first major league player to hit for the cycle. He will also become the first player to be banned, along with others, for throwing a 3 1/2 game lead with 12 games to go in 1877.
  • 1969 — Reggie Jackson of the Oakland Athletics collects 10 RBI with two home runs, a double and two singles against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. In the 8th inning, Jackson drives in three runs with a single when he easily could have made second base. Oakland wins, 21 - 7.

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