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Today in A's History
October 20th

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1910 A's starter Jack Coombs, pitching with one day of rest, throws a six-hit complete game, beating the Cubs, 12-5, to give Philadelphia a commanding 3-0 lead in the World Series. 'Colby Jack' also collects three hits and drives in three runs in the West Side Park contest.
1988 The Dodgers become World Champions when Orel Hershiser limits the opposition to four singles in Game 5 of the World Series and beats the A's, 5-1. The right-hander, who also won Game 2, is named the Most Valuable Player of the Fall Classic.

1990 The Reds complete their four-game World Series sweep over the heavily favored A's. Jose Rijo, with ninth-inning help from Randy Myers, wins his second game of the series.
1993 Calling balls and strikes during Game 4 at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Charlie Williams becomes the first black umpire to work home plate during a World Series. The game becomes memorable as the Blue Jays win the 15-14 marathon, which takes a record four hours and 14 minutes to complete.
2009 The Brewers hire Rick Peterson as their pitching coach to improve the club's woeful starting pitching, which posted a 5.37 ERA last season. The 54 year-old pitching guru, known for his focus on motion analysis, is reunited with bench coach Willie Randolph and skipper Ken Macha, who were his former managers with the Mets and the A's, teams he toiled for in a similar role.
2012 After agreeing to pay $8 million of the remaining $21 million they owe to Heath Bell, the Marlins deal their disappointing closer to the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade in which Miami obtains 22 year-old minor league shortstop Yordy Cabrera, acquired by Arizona along with Cliff Pennington from the A's for outfielder Chris Young. The 35 year-old right-handed reliever is expected to set up closer J. J. Putz, who earlier in the day had his $6.5 million option picked up by the D-Backs.

6 Fact(s) Found