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This Day in A's History
June 25th

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1984 Dodger infielder Bill Russell plays his 1,953rd game to become the team's leader in games played. The shortstop, who will extend the mark to 2181 during his 18-year tenure with the club, is hitless in three trips to the plate but will walk twice in LA's 9-4 loss to San Diego at Chavez Ravine.
1996 Mark McGwire hits his 300th career home run off Tiger hurler pitcher Omar Olivares in the A's 10-8 loss to Detroit at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 32-year-old first baseman will finish his 16-year career with 583 round-trippers, a total tainted by his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.
2000 After leading off in the bottom of the first with a round-tripper, Darin Erstad ends the game in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off home run, giving the Angels a 7-6 victory over Minnesota at Edison Field. The Anaheim DH joins Billy Hamilton (1893 Phillies) and Vic Power (1957 A's) as the third major leaguer to have hit both a leadoff and walk-off home run in the same game.

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