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Elephant Rumblings: Liam Hendriks sets A’s relief pitcher strikeout record

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  • 1962 — Charlie Finley is denied permission to move the Athletics to Dallas-Ft. Worth.
  • 2013 — In his first major league start Reds OF Billy Hamilton reaches base five times and steals four bases, becoming the first player to do so in the modern era. The Reds defeat the Astros, 6 - 5, as Hamilton scores a key run in the top of the 13th.

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