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Elephant Rumblings: Surgery for Thor, A’s Canha on the Delayed Season

New Rumblings feature. Most of AN knows I’m a baseball history nerd. There are so many fantastic stories tucked away in the 100+ years of MLB lore. Seems like a good time to share a few of ‘em with you, one day at a time...

  • June 28, 1976: Bowie Stops Charlie’s Checks (Acting with uncharacteristic decisiveness, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voided Charlie Finley’s $3.5 million sale of three Oakland A’s stars and so threw the world of baseball into tendentious turmoil)
  • 1885 - A new rule is adopted stating that the pitcher must “do all his throwing to bases before he has taken his stride as if to pitch ball.