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Elephant Rumblings: Semien expresses interest in contract extension with A’s

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  • 1974 — Catfish Hunter meets with Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley in the American Arbitration Association office in New York City for a hearing to determine the validity of Hunter’s breach-of-contract claim. Hunter contends that Finley failed to pay $50,000, half of Hunter’s salary, to a life insurance fund. The case will go to arbitration.
  • 2003 — Hoping to add punch to their lineup, the Oakland Athletics trade catcher Ramón Hernandez and disgruntled outfielder Terrence Long to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Mark Kotsay.