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Elephant Rumblings: Six-run inning leads A’s over Cardinals

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Oakland Athletics v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

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  • 1944 — At the Polo Grounds, with over 50,000 fans looking on, the three New York major league teams play against each other in a six-inning three-team game (each team plays consecutive innings against the other two teams then sits out an inning). The contest, which is played to raise money for war bonds ends with the final score of Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0.
  • 1971 — Last year’s American League batting king, Alex Johnson, is suspended by the Angels following a series of incidents (including five benchings and 29 fines) resulting from his failure to hustle.

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