On This Date 8/10/1980

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Steve McCatty goes the distance for the Oakland Athletics in a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners in 14 innings at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. McCatty is the fourth Oakland hurler to pitch 14 innings, fueling criticism that manager Billy Martin was overworking them. The A’s had a significant turnaround in 1980, improving from 108 losses to an 83-79 record. However, within a few years, the Athletics pitching core would all suffer arm trouble.

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