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    Jun 2, 1994 - The NY Mets select Florida State P Paul Wilson with the first pick in the amateur draft. OF Ben Grieve is selected 2nd by the Oakland Athletics. The Brewers Sal Bando‚ a former ASU third baseman‚ picks another ASU 3rd sacker‚ Antone Williamson‚ with Milwaukee's the 4th pick overall. The Brewers do find a good 5th round pick in Steve Woodard. The Marlins use the 5th overall on Josh Booty‚ rated the top high school QB in the nation. Booty will sign with the Fish for $1.6 million‚ hit .198 in 4 years in the minors‚ have a cup of coffee with the Marlins‚ and return to college football. The Dodgers pick Paul Konerko with the 13th overall pick‚ while Carlton Loewer is taken by the Phils with the 23rd pick. The Royals take Jose Rosado on the 12th round. Boston ends up with the best draft‚ taking Nomar Garciaparra (1st round‚ 12th pick)‚ Brian Rose (3rd round)‚ Brian Barkley (5th)‚ Damien Sapp (10th)‚ Donie Sadler (11th)‚ and Carl Pavano (18th). The Twins pick Corey Koskie on the 26th round. On a draft-and-follow‚ the Cubs take Kyle Farnsworth on the 47th round.

    Sep 3, 1983 - Trailing 5-3‚ the Indians erupt for 10 runs in the top of the 9th inning and go on to defeat Oakland 13-6. The A's set a ML record by using 6 pitchers in the inning. Pinch hitter Sal Bando has 2 hits in the frame and Gorman Thomas connects for a double and homer in the inning for the second time in 3 years. He is the only man to do it twice.

    Apr 29, 1980 - The Brewers smash 7 home runs in a 14-1 rout of the Indians. Ben Oglivie and Sal Bando lead the way with 2 apiece.

    Aug 29, 1979 - Kansas City blasts Milwaukee pitching for an 18-8 victory. Brett and Otis hit back-to-back HRs in the 8-run 4th‚ after LaCock hits a 3-run HR in the 5-run 3rd. Milwaukee finally uses 3B Sal Bando for 3 innings on the mound (2 runs)‚ 2B Jim Gantner for an inning (no runs)‚ and C Buck Martinez (1 run) in relief.

    Apr 16, 1977 - In Milwaukee‚ Cecil Cooper hits a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 9th off Sparky Lyle to tie the Yankees 3-3‚ then a Sal Bando triple and single by Steve Brye wins it.

    Oct 8, 1974 - Sal Bando homers again and Vida Blue hurls a 2-hitter to give the A's a 1-0 win and a 2-1 lead in the LCS. Blue fans 7 and walks none.

    Oct 6, 1974 - The A's even the AL series behind Ken Holtzman's 5-0 shutout and homers by Ray Fosse and Sal Bando.

    Oct 7, 1973 - The A's‚ led by 2 Sal Bando HRs‚ even the AL series with a 6-3 triumph over the Orioles.

    Nov 10, 1971 - Vida Blue adds the AL MVP to his list of awards for 1971‚ easily outpointing teammate Sal Bando 268-182. He is the last switch hitter this century to win the MVP.

    Jul 23, 1971 - Catfish Hunter is knocked out in the 7th inning‚ but before he exits he drives in 4 runs as Oakland beats Detroit and Mickey Lolich‚ 9-7. Sal Bando has 2 homers‚ while the Tigers hit 4.

    Jul 17, 1969 - Sal Bando is 5-for-5 and drives in the first 4 runs in the A's 8-2 win over Seattle. Don Mincher drives in both runs off Catfish Hunter (8-7).

    Jun 22, 1969 - An AL record-tying‚ 3 straight‚ 2-out HRs by Ted KubiakReggie Jackson‚ and Sal Bando in the 3rd inning power a 7-3 Oakland victory over Minnesota in the first of 2 games. Bando also homers in the first to back Dobson's win over Jim Kaat. Katt gets a save in the nitecap as Jim Perry squeezes home Oliva with the winning run in the 13th. Twins win‚ 4-3.

    Apr 27, 1969 - Sal Bando drives in 7 runs with 2 homers and a single as the A's beat the Pilots‚ 13-5. Starter and winner Rollie Fingers needs relief help with 2 out in the 9th.

    Apr 16, 1969 - Sal Bando hits the first grand slam in Oakland's history to lead the A's to a 6-1 victory over the Angels.

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