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Elephant Rumblings: A’s lefty Jesus Luzardo pitches in simulated game

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  • 1938 — As an experiment, bright yellow baseballs are used in the first game of a doubleheader. The teams go back to the traditional white ball in the nightcap as the Dodgers sweep the twin bill from the Cardinals, 6 - 2 and 9 - 3.
  • 1982 — Oakland’s Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season in a 6 - 5 win over Seattle, tying the American League record he set last season and leaving him with 56 games to break Lou Brock’s single-season record of 118. Henderson is the first player ever to steal 100 bases twice since the modern definition of a stolen base was put in place.

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  • Regardless of your opinion on Bauer, this was a very classy move and really well done...
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  • Congrats, Ken!