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Elephant Rumblings: A’s third baseman Matt Chapman day-to-day with sore ankle

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  • 1921 — Babe Ruth hits the 139th home run of his career, passing Roger Connor to become baseball’s all-time home run leader. The blast off Bert Cole at Navin Field in Detroit, MI is estimated by some to have traveled upwards of 575 feet, the longest in major league history.
  • 1927 — The Philadelphia A’s Ty Cobb makes what is celebrated at the time as his 4,000th hit, a double off Sam Gibson of Detroit. Detroit wins, 5 - 3, over Lefty Grove. Research will later reveal that he had two fewer hits than was thought at the time, and that number 4,000 actually three days later, on July 21st.
  • 2012 — The A’s improve to 10-2 in July with a 4 - 3 win over Texas, capped by a 9th-inning walk-off homer by Brandon Hicks off Michael Kirkman, his first major league long ball. Ryan Cook, the A’s sole representative at last week’s All-Star Game, picks up the win. The hot month has put the A’s in surprising contention for a wild card spot.

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