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Elephant Rumblings: Two of A’s minor league affiliates throw no-hitters

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Arizona Fall League - Mesa v Surprise
On Monday night, righty Jake Bray closed out Stockton’s first no-hitter since 1990.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1961 — Using 21 pitchers, the Tigers (11) and A’s (10) set an American League record for most hurlers used in an 18-inning doubleheader. At 3 hours, 54 minutes, the second game is the longest 9-inning contest in AL history. The entire doubleheader lasts six hours, 50 minutes, a major league record. The Tigers sweep, 6 - 4 and 17 - 14, taking first place by one percentage point.
  • 1995 — Oakland P Dave Stewart announces his retirement from baseball.

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  • A job well done in both Stockton and Arizona!
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