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Elephant Rumblings: Puk was great, A’s are 0-3 in games that don’t count

MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics
Some rookies rocked more than others this weekend
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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1926 - Southpaw Eddie Plank, winner of 327 games in 17 years, dies at 51 in his native Gettysburg, PA.
  • 1966 - University of Southern California pitcher Tom Seaver is signed by the Braves. The deal will later be voided, and the USC stand-out will be selected by the New York Mets in a special draft.
  • 1977 - The Oakland A’s trade Ron Fairly to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor leaguer Mike Weathers and cash. The Macon, Georgia native, who played with the Montreal Expos from 1969 to 1974, will become the first major leaguer to appear with both Canadian teams.

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