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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Stephen Piscotty out indefinitely, Dontrelle Willis joins broadcast team

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This strain on the ribs may relieve strain on Opening Day roster selection
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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1940 - The First National Bank of Chicago tries to force a sale of the Chicago White Sox by the heirs of the late J. Louis Comiskey. A judge denies the effort of the club’s principal lender, saying that Mrs. Grace Comiskey can keep the club for their 14-year-old son, Charles II, until he is 35.
  • 1976 - Terrence Long, outfielder is born on a leap day.
  • 2000: Manager Sparky Anderson, 19th century star Bid McPhee, and Negro League slugger Norman (Turkey) Stearnes are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

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