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Today in A's History
September 24th

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1940 At Shibe Park, Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx blasts his 500th career home run off A's pitcher George Caster. The historic homer is one of four round-trippers hit in the inning, setting an American League mark.
1975 In Oakland, the A's clinch their fifth consecutive AL West title with a 13-2 rout of Chicago. Reggie Jackson leads the 13-hit attack at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with home runs in his first two at-bats, and Vida Blue tosses six innings to earn his 21st victory.
2004 Atlanta's streak of consecutive division titles extends to 13, with the Braves clinching the NL East due to an 8-7 victory over the Marlins. The record run, which excludes the strike-shortened season of 1994, includes the three titles won in the NL West before the re-alignment of teams in 1993.
2008 Thanks to Mark Teixeira's eighth inning solo home run, the Mariners are defeated by the Angels, 6-5, making it the fourth time in franchise history the club has lost 100 games. Seattle has the distinction of being the first team with a $100 million payroll to lose 100 games.

4 Fact(s) Found