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  • 1931 — Lefty Grove fans the side in the 1st inning, hands out a walk to Lou Gehrig to start the 2nd, and records three more K’s. Lefty has two K’s in the 3rd but develops a blister from gripping the ball. Gehrig knocks Grove out of the box with a 6th-inning grand slam, but the A’s lefty still wins, 7 - 4. Lou now has 142 RBIs. Jimmie Foxx knocks in five runs for the A’s.
  • 1990 — The defending World Champion A’s seemingly lock up another pennant (spoiler alert - they didn’t) by acquiring slugger Harold Baines from the Rangers for a pair of minor leaguers (Ps Scott Chiamparino and Joe Bitker) and OF Willie McGee from the Cardinals for Felix Jose and two more minor leaguers (3B Stan Royer and P Daryle Green). McGee, who will be a free agent at the end of the year, is hitting .335, which will lead the National League in hitting.

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