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09/15/09 8:30 PM ET
A's making splash in 'All-Time 9s' debate
Tally surpasses 2.6 million votes as discussion continues
By Mychael Urban / MLB.com
MLB.com is giving baseball fans everywhere a chance to participate in running debates about the greatest players and seasons in baseball history, and there is no shortage of A's involved in the discussion. More than 4.1 million votes have been cast since the 9/9/09 debut of the "All-Time 9s," a platform for fans to debate the greatest single-season performances for all 30 Major League franchises. The voting marks the start of MLB.com's Lineup Card campaign, a gathering place for the posting and never-ending discussion of the greatest past and present lineups. Here's a look at how the closest races involving A's greats are shaping up: At first base, can Mark McGwire or Jason Giambi overtake Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx? Foxx leads by about 2,000 votes.
Mychael Urban is a national writer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.