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Elephant Rumblings: Ex-A’s player Sonny Gray says Bob Melvin suspicious of dugout camera “for years”

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Wild Card Round - Tampa Bay Rays v Oakland Athletics
I spy, with my managerial eye, something that starts with a “c”. And helps with spying.
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  • 1966 - Commissioner William Eckert voids the contract recently signed by collegiate star Tom Seaver. The Atlanta Braves had signed Seaver to a $50,000 bonus a week earlier, but Eckert cites a rule prohibiting teams from signing players while their college seasons are ongoing. A special draft will be held after the collegiate season to reassign Seaver’s rights.
  • 1973 - Eddie Bane of Arizona State University pitches a 9 - 0 perfect game against Cal State Northridge. Bane will rack up a record of 41-4 in college. He will eventually reach the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins, but will win only seven games in three seasons.

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