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Elephant Rumblings: Puk makes MLB debut for A’s; Murphy homers twice in return to Triple-A

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1886 — Louisville’s Chicken Wolf hits a game-winning home run thanks to a stray dog tearing at Red Stockings’ Abner Powell’s pant leg, causing the center fielder to miss the ball.
  • 1926 — After three games with the Tigers are rained out at home, Connie Mack and Tom Shibe decide that Sunday baseball is entitled to be played. Armed with a court injunction preventing police from interfering, they play the first Sunday game ever seen in Philadelphia. A light rain holds the crowd to 10,000, but Lefty Grove sets down the White Sox, 3 - 2, without incident. A court later rules Sunday baseball still illegal; it will be 1934 before that law changes in Philadelphia.

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  • Sean Murphy’s injury-riddled 2019 season has been frustrating, but when he’s played, he’s hit like crazy...
  • The ball is flying like never before...
  • A’s Cast has been a huge success so far...

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