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Elephant Rumblings: Rehabbing A’s righty Daniel Gossett makes AFL debut

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  • 1998 — Cal Ripken, Jr. takes himself out of the starting lineup and does not play in the Baltimore Orioles’ loss to the New York Yankees, ending his consecutive games played streak at 2,632. After nearly 16 years, Ripken says he decided the time was right to end the streak, which began on May 30, 1982.
  • 2010 — After starting his career 0 for 33, Chris Carter hits a single off Chicago’s Scott Linebrink to spark a three-run rally in a 3 - 0 Oakland win. Carter is just two at-bats shy of matching the worst start to a career by a position player in 100 years. Vic Harris went 0 for 35 for the Texas Rangers in 1972, while Lou Camilli took three years to get his first hit after 34 unsuccessful at-bats for the Cleveland Indians between 1969 and 1971. However, pitcher Joey Hamilton’s performance leaves them all in his dust: over two seasons, he went 0 for 57 before getting his first hit in 1995.

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