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Elephant Rumblings: A’s announce details for Fanfest, promotional calendar

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Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt signs a basebll at Fan Fest on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1918 — Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack trades first baseman Stuffy McInnis, the last remaining player from their famed $100,000 infield, to the Boston Red Sox for three players to be named later. Philadelphia will later receive third baseman Larry Gardner, outfielder Tilly Walker and catcher Hick Cady in return for McInnis.
  • 2015 — Two of the teams that have been the busiest this offseason, the Rays and the Athletics, complete another trade. Super utility player Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar head to Oakland, in return for C John Jaso, whose career began in Tampa, and prospects Boog Powell and Daniel Robertson.

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