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No-name A's having a special season

AL wild-card leaders getting production from seemingly all spots on their roster

Originally Published: September 3, 2012
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

The Oakland Athletics play in the only ballpark in baseball that still heralds the end of August with the appearance of yardage markers in the outfield. A big patch of the center-field grass looks like the county fair just folded up shop and left town.

During Saturday night's game, and I swear this is true, there was nowhere -- no scoreboard, no video screen, no nothing -- to tell you the hitter's batting average. Honestly, something as simple as batting average -- not to mention such advanced ...

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