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Elephant Rumblings: A’s activate Herrmann prior to Twins series

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  • 1996 — Oakland breaks a 6 - 6 tie by scoring five runs in the 9th inning to defeat Seattle, 11 - 6. 1B Jason Giambi leads the way with five hits.
  • 2008 — The Oakland Athletics sign Dominican amateur Michael Ynoa for a $4.25 million bonus, nearly $2 million than Wily Mo Pena’s 9-year-old record for an international amateur free agent. Ynoa will only win one game over the next four minor league seasons due to injuries and wildness.

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