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Elephant Rumblings: Mengden, dingers help A’s sweep Cardinals

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  • 1996 — The Athletics stroke eight home runs in an 18 - 2 pounding of the Angels. Scott Brosius hits 2, while Mark McGwire, Geronimo Berroa, Jason Giambi, Terry Steinbach, Ernie Young and Jose Herrera also connect. The seven different players going deep ties the major league record.
  • 2002 — 2002 - As part of a six-player deal, the Indians trade their #1 starter, right-hander Bartolo Colon, to the Expos for first baseman Lee Stevens, three minor league prospects and cash. Those three youngsters are SS Brandon Phillips, southpaw Cliff Lee and flycatcher Grady Sizemore, all of whom will become top-flight major leaguers.

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