Video: Jim Harbaugh coaches first base for the A’s

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University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh served as the Athletics’ first base coach for part of Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Angels …

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Harbaugh took his spot behind the first base bag in the third inning and didn’t leave. “We gave him the option [to come out],” A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters. “But if we’d have gone 15, he probably would have stayed out there. He just likes the competition.” Harbaugh and Melvin have been friends since their teenage years. They played for the same American Legion baseball team in Palo Alto, California.