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Elephant Rumblings: A’s break records, make history in blowout win

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1967 — A’s players agree to drop a grievance filed with the National Labor Relations Board against Charlie Finley. Finley agrees, in writing, that he will not coerce or intimidate his players, or discriminate against them for the threatened action.
  • 1976 — Minnie Minoso comes to bat for the White Sox after a 12-year hiatus. He goes hitless in his three at bats against Frank Tanana, but his appearance makes him one of a handful of major league players to play in four decades. His at bat in 1980 will match him with Nick Altrock as a 5-decade player.

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