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1933 For the second time, Connie Mack begins to dismantle a dynasty he has built, deciding to sell Mickey Cochrane to the Tigers for $100,000. Although the A's have won three American League pennants and two World Series titles, dating back to 1929, with the Great Depression looming, the Philadelphia owner needs cash in the face of a failing economy.
1956 The Tigers once again trade pitcher Virgil Trucks along with Ned Garver, Gene Host, Wayne Belardi, and $20,000 to the A's for Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian, Eddie Robinson, and Jim Finigan. In 1952, Detroit sent their 11-year right-handed veteran, Johnny Groth and Hal White, to the Browns for Owen Friend, Bob Nieman, and Jay Porter.
2007 Dick Williams, who managed in Boston, Oakland, California, Montreal, San Diego, and Seattle, is elected into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Along with Bill McKechnie, another Hall of Famer, the fiery skipper is the only other manager to appear in the World Series with three different teams (1967 Red Sox, 1972-73 A's, 1984 Padres).
2009 The A's trade right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray and prospects Matt Spencer and Ronny Morla to the Cubs for infielders Jake Fox and Aaron Miles, along with cash considerations. With Fox's addition to their lineup, Oakland gets a much-needed power boost from the right side of the plate.

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