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Today in A's History
May 21st

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1930 After hitting three consecutive home runs, his first three-homer performance in a regular season game, Babe Ruth decides to bat from the opposite side (right-handed) in the ninth inning. After two quick strikes, the 35 year-old 'Sultan of Swat' crosses the plate to bat lefty, but A's hurler Jack Quinn still strikes out the Bambino in Philadelphia's 15-7 rout of the Yankees at Shibe Park.
2000 Major League Baseball has its first six grand-slam day less than one year after establishing the mark with five, with Garret Anderson (Angels), J.T. Snow (Giants), Brian Hunter (Phillies), Jason Giambi (A's), and Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green (Dodgers) all contributing to the record. The NL also set a league record, blasting four of the six base-loaded homers.
2005 Before their interleague game with the Athletics, the Giants pay homage to Juan Marichal by dedicating a nine-foot bronze statue outside SBC Park. The 'Dominican Dandy', a San Francisco hurler from 1960-1973, joins Willie Mays and Willie McCovey as the third player to be honored.


2014 The A's manage only one hit, a fourth-inning solo home run from Brandon Moss, but it is enough to beat Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field, 3-2, for their fifth straight and 11th victory in its past 12 games. Oakland is the first American League team to win with a home run as its only hit since Jim Thome's solo shot in 2006 gave the White Sox a 1-0 victory over the Cardinals at U.S. Cellular Field.

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