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This is the one time in MLB where you want to flatten the curve
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  • 1937 - In an exhibition match, the Mexico City Agriculture team blanks the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1st inning before caving in and losing, 34 - 5. Ace Parker and Indian Bob Johnson pole home runs for the Athletics.
  • 1972: Oakland Athletics holdout Vida Blue announces that he has rejected the team’s latest contract offer and will retire to work for a company that makes toilet fixtures. The “retirement” won’t last long, as Blue will eventually come to terms with Oakland and begin his season in May. A 24-game winner in 1971, Blue will have a 6-10 record in 1972 but redeem himself by saving Game 1 of the World Series.
  • 1999 - National League Rookie of the Year Kerry Wood suffers a ligament tear in his right elbow. It will require surgery that will keep him out of action until 2000.
  • 2011 - Frederich Cepeda homers for the sixth straight game, tying the Cuban record.

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