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Elephant Rumblings: A’s lefty Sean Manaea nearing 2019 MLB debut

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1933 — Jimmie Foxx hits for the cycle and drives in nine runs to break the American League record, as the A’s beat the Indians, 11 - 5. A record eight players will hit for the cycle this year.
  • 1987 — Oakland’s Mark McGwire slugs his 39th home run of the season, off Don Sutton in the 6th inning, in a 12-inning, 7 - 6, win over California, breaking the major-league record for rookies shared by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson. McGwire will finish the season with a whopping 49 homers.

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