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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1988 — Oakland’s Jose Canseco becomes the founder of baseball’s 40-home run, 40-stolen base club by stealing two bases in a 9 - 8, 14-inning win over Milwaukee. He also hits his 41st home run.
  • 2011 — The movie Moneyball receives its theatrical release across the United States. Starring Brad Pitt and based on Michael Lewis’s book of the same name, the story focusses on Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane and his unconventional statistics-based approach that made the team surprisingly competitive during the 2002 season in spite of a tiny payroll. The film will earn a number of Academy Awards nominations.

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