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Elephant Rumblings: Las Vegas Aviators to face Sacramento River Cats in first round of PCL playoffs

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MiLB: APR 09 Sacramento River Cats at Las Vegas Aviators Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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  • 1906 — Kid Elberfeld, the hot-headed Tabasco Kid, assaults umpire Silk O’Loughlin and is forcibly removed by police in the first game of a doubleheader, a 4 - 3 New York win over the Athletics. In the second game, New York baserunner Willie Keeler collides with SS Lave Cross trying to field a ground ball, and two runs score. O’Loughlin sees no interference, a call so hotly disputed by A’s captain Harry Davis that, after eight minutes of arguing, the umpire forfeits the game to New York. For New York, it is a major-league record 5th straight doubleheader sweep in consecutive days.
  • 1932 — Against the Red Sox, Jimmie Foxx of the A’s poles his 50th and 51st home runs to become the third player to reach 50 in a season, joining Babe Ruth and Hack Wilson. Foxx’s 2nd homer, in the 9th, ties the game at 4 - 4, and Eric McNair follows with a game-winning home run.

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