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August 21st

4 Fact(s) Found
1971 The Connie Mack statue, a fixture in front of the North Philadelphia ballpark since 1957, is rededicated at the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in front of the Phillies' new home, Veterans Stadium. The team added a plaque to the monument's pedestal, listing the A's players chosen between 1978 and 2003 for the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame.
1980 At a news conference, owner Charlie Finley announces he has sold his A's to Walter A. Haas, Jr., the chairman of the board of the Levi Strauss clothing empire, Hass's son Walter J., and son-in-law Roy Eisenhardt for $12.7 million. The sale to the San Francisco executives, which will become effective in November, keeps the team in Oakland, thwarting oilman Marvin Davis plan to move the team to Denver.
2003 Miguel Tejeda starts his 559th consecutive game to establish a team record. The A's shortstop, who has the longest active streak in the majors, last missed a game on May 1, 2000.
2003 Much to the delight of the Fenway Faithful and the embarrassment of the team's first baseman, the 'Rally Karaoke Guy' makes his debut when a video of Kevin Millar, as a LA City College freshman doing an impersonation of Bruce Springsteen singing "Born in the USA," is shown on the scoreboard. The video, which was first played at a clubhouse meeting in Texas as a prank by a college friend, now FBI agent, appears to be Boston's answer to the Rally Monkey of Anaheim when the Red Sox win their first game in seven days, beating the A's, 14-5.

4 Fact(s) Found