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July 4th

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1905 Rube Waddell beats Cy Young and the Americans, 4-2, when the A's score two runs in the 20th inning. Both of the future Hall of Fame hurlers go the distance in the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds marathon. https://amzn.to/2lUkEmL

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1925 In a battle of southpaws at Yankee Stadium, Herb Pennock and Lefty Grove of the A's hook up in a 15 inning pitchers' duel which the Bronx Bombers win, 1-0. Pennock retires the first 18 batters and the last 21 batters he faces.
1938 The Phillies move into Shibe Park, located only five blocks away from the team's former home, splitting a twin bill with the Boston Bees, losing the first game, 10-5, and winning the nightcap, 10-2. The National League franchise decided to abandoned the Baker Bowl in the middle of the season, renting the use of the newer and more spacious home of the A's, citing the move to the ballpark, will help cut expenses with the clubs sharing the upkeep of the stadium.
1939 In a slugfest at Shibe Park, Red Sox third baseman Jim Tabor hits two grand slams in the same game as well as a third home run in Boston's 18-12 victory over the A's. The pair of bases full round-trippers mark only the second time a player has accomplished the feat, both coming in a game against the Philadelphia A's.
1999 Jose Canseco becomes the first player in major league history to hit 30 home runs with four different teams. The Devil Rays' DH reached the mark previously with the A's (1986), Rangers (1994), and the Blue Jays (1998).
2006 Yankee owner George Steinbrenner's 76th birthday is less than festive when the Indians provide all of the fireworks in a 19-1 Independence Day rout over the Bronx Bombers. The victory is the Tribe's most lopsided victory at home since the 1950 team, scoring 14 first-inning runs, beat the Philadelphia A's at Cleveland Stadium, 21-2.

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