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Elephant Rumblings: After series win in Anaheim, A’s head to Texas

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  • 1966 — The New York Mets, picking first in the June free-agent draft, pass up Arizona State outfielder Reggie Jackson to select catcher Steve Chilcott. Chilcott will retire after six years in the minors and will be the first number-one pick to never play in the major leagues. The Kansas City Athletics take Jackson with the second pick.
  • 1994 — Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics collects his 1,100th career stolen base.

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