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Elephant Rumblings: All-Star Matt Chapman leads A’s to series win over Angels

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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  • 1911 — The A’s pound Walter Johnson for 13 runs, the most he’ll allow in his career, and beat Washington, 13 - 8. Frank Baker hits his second of five career homers off Johnson in the 6th with a man on.
  • 2005 - After walking 2,100 miles from Camp Verde, Arizona to reach Wrigley Field, Bill Holden throws the ceremonial first pitch and leads the crowd in singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the 7th-inning stretch at the Cubs game against the Nationals. Inspired by the DVD, This Old Cub, a documentary about former Cubs All-Star third baseman Ron Santo who lost both his legs to diabetes, the 56-year-old school teacher, with two bad knees, pounds the pavement for 172 days and raises $250,000 with his ‘Walk the Walk’ campaign for juvenile diabetes research.

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