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Elephant Rumblings: A’s bash Orioles in 16-2 rout

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  • 1972 — The United States Supreme Court rules against former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood, who had sued Major League Baseball over the reserve clause after being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The ruling upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption, which was originally granted in 1922.
  • 2015 — Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees joins the 3,000 hit club with a 1st-inning homer off Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. He becomes the 29th member of the club, and the third to do so with a long ball, after Wade Boggs and his former teammate Derek Jeter, who had been the last player to collect the milestone hit in 2011.

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