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TRIVIA QUESTION: While Jim Catfish Hunter as you expect started the Opening Day game for the 1968 Oakland A's, who started the first Home Game for the 1968 Oakland A's (it was not Hunter)?
ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION IN THE PREVIOUS COLUMN: The Cubs sent Lou Brock to the Cardinals for a few players but mainly Ernie Broglio but few remember the Cubbies also got former 24 game winner Bobby Shantz in the deal. Shantz, who won 24 years earlier with Philadelphia never came close again in his career.
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