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Elephant Rumblings: In midst of losing streak, A’s turn focus to MLB Draft

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  • 1888 — The poem Casey at the Bat is first printed in the San Francisco Examiner under the pen name “Phin”. Its author will later be revealed to be Ernest Lawrence Thayer.
  • 1995 — Pedro Martinez of the Montreal Expos pitches nine perfect innings against San Diego before giving up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the 10th inning of the Expos’ 1 - 0 win. Martinez becomes the second pitcher in history, after Harvey Haddix, to have a perfect game broken up in extra innings.

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