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    May 10, 1951 - The A's send veteran Sam Chapman to Cleveland for 2B Lou Klein and OF Allie Clark.

    Aug 15, 1948 - Before 72‚468-the largest crowd of the season at Yankee Stadium-the A's sweep a pair from the Yanks by 5-3 scores and regain second place in the AL. The A's win the opener in 10 innings after Joe DiMaggio ties the score with his 20th homer of the year. Joe D also triples home a run in the extra frame but Lou Brissie preserves the win for Carl Scheib. The A's total 20 hits in the two games‚ including a triple and double by Sam Chapman. New York is now in 4th place‚ five games back.

    May 27, 1948 - The Yankees pound 14 hits to the A's 7‚ but come up short‚ 6-5. It is the first-place A's 7th straight win. A hit and run single in the 8th scores Sam Chapman all the way from 1B. Phil Rizzuto and Hank Majeski match home runs.

    Apr 28, 1946 - The Red Sox take over the AL lead by sweeping two from the A's. Tex Hughson wins 2-1 and Mickey Harris follows suit‚ 5-1. Sam Chapman's homer in the opener ruin's Tex's shutout.

    Sep 19, 1945 - A pigeon gets into play in Boston as the Red Sox sweep a pair from the A's‚ winning 11-10 and 3-0. In game 1 Tommy McBride mistakes a pigeon for the ball in the first half of the 3rd inning and lets Sam Chapman's double bang against the wall at least 30 feet from him. In the bottom of the 3rd‚ Skeeter Newsome doubles and Hal Peck's throw fatally injures the pigeon. Otis Clarke pitches the Red Sox to a 3-0 win in the nitecap.

    Jul 7, 1942 - A military all-star team‚ captained by Mickey Cochrane‚ that includes Bob FellerCecil TravisSam ChapmanBenny McCoyJohnny Sturm‚ and Frank Pytlak loses 5-0 to the AL stars in a night game at Cleveland in front of 62‚094 fans. Jim Bagby wins against his Indian teammate Feller. The winner is Military relief which receives $160‚000.

    Jun 2, 1942 - Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator but he will finish the season with the Sox as will many other players who enlist or await draft‚ which moves slowly despite the early discouragements of the war. Among AL regulars of 1941 who are now in the service: Johnny RigneyJoe Grace‚ John Berardino‚ Cecil TravisBob FellerPat MullinBuddy LewisSam ChapmanJohnny Sturm.

    Jul 3, 1940 - Paced by a Jimmie Foxx home run‚ the Red Sox score 6 in the 9th to defeat the A's‚ 12-11 to erase a 7-run deficit after the 7th. Williams and Tabor clout 3-run homers‚ with Ted's tying the game. Cronin also homers for the Hubmen‚ while Sam Chapman (2) and Siebert homer for the A's.

    Jun 26, 1940 - Sam Chapman is 5-for-5 including a grand slam to lead the Browns to a win over the A's.

    May 5, 1939 - In a 10-5 A's win‚ the A's Sam Chapman hits for the cycle against the Browns Harry Kimberlin. Tomorrow he'll homer in his first two at bats against Johnny Marcum.

    May 2, 1938 - University of California All-American football star Sam Chapman signs with the Athletics for a $8‚500 bonus.

    Sep 21, 1937 - With two out and none on in the 5th inning of game one‚ the Red Sox score ten runs against the Tigers: Sam Chapman's grand slam‚ off Slick Coffman‚ is the big blow. Poffenberger is charges with 7 of the runs. The Sox coast home‚ 12-7 behind Grove.

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