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Elephant Rumblings: The A’s in Perfect Kelly Green

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1895 - Babe Ruth is born in Baltimore, Maryland. Ruth, who is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time, will start his career as a successful pitcher before amassing 714 home runs with 2217 RBI and a lifetime batting average of .342 on his way to Hall of Fame election in 1936.
  • 1968 - Voters in King County, Washington, whose seat is Seattle, approve by 62 percent a $40 million bond issue to build a domed, multipurpose stadium.
  • 1976 - The American League grants the new expansion franchise in Seattle to a six-man investment group that includes movie star and entertainer Danny Kaye. The new franchise, to be called the Mariners, will start play in 1977.
  • 2010 - The Blue Jays acquire P Dana Eveland from Oakland for future considerations.

Best of YouTube:

Editor Note: I know YouTube better than Twitter, so during this month’s Rumblings I may occasionally replace Best of Twitter with Best of YouTube and highlight A’s / baseball videos of interest. - CB

No No: A Dockumentary - I Had the Acid in Me: Dock Ellis reveals what he was thinking during his no-hitter.

Ghostride the Vovlo: Digging into the vault for an A’s fan YouTube classic. Two words: Dan. Johnson.