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12-27-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand View Post
I gotta love the Atlanta screaming savage and the random Oakland elephant.
Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
What's the significance of that anyway? Atleast they're being unique and interesting.
It's not random. There's a link right next to the new cap in the article posted:

After New York Giants' manager John McGraw told reporters that Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe, who owned the controlling interest in the new team, had a "white elephant on his hands," Mack defiantly adopted the white elephant as the team mascot, and presented McGraw with a stuffed toy elephant at the start of the 1905 World Series. McGraw and Mack had known each other for years, and McGraw accepted it graciously. By 1909, the A's were wearing an elephant logo on their sweaters, and in 1918 it turned up on the regular uniform jersey for the first time. Over the years the elephant has appeared in several different colors. It is currently forest green.

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