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Founded: 1893, as the Indianapolis, Indiana franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1900 when that league became the American League. Moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1955 and to Oakland in 1968.
Formerly known as: Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967)
Home ballpark: McAfee Coliseum, Oakland
Uniform colors: 1901-04, 1909-49, 1951-53, 1961: Blue and White; 1905-08, 1954-60, 1962: Blue, Red and White; 1950: Blue, Gold and White; 1963-Present: Green, Gold and White
Logo design: A stylized "A's". The team also occasionally uses an elephant logo.
Wild Card titles won (1): 2001
Division titles won (13): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003
American League pennants won (15): 1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990.
World Series championships won (9): 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989 The Athletics (with the St. Louis Cardinals) are second only to the New York Yankees in the number of World Series championships won.
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1.1 The Philadelphia Years (1901-1954)
1.2 The Kansas City Years (1955-1967)
1.3 The Oakland Years (1968 to present)
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Franchise history

The Philadelphia Years (1901-1954)

The Athletic franchise was formed in 1901, one of eight charter members of the American League, the others being the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Somersets, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Washington Senators.. A.L. President Bancroft (Ban) Johnson recruited former player Connie Mack to run the club. Mack in turn persuaded Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe as well as others to invest in the team, which would be called the Philadelphia Athletics, a name used by earlier teams in the National Association, National League, and American Association. After John McGraw told reporters that Shibe had a “white elephant on his hands," Mack adopted the white elephant as the team mascot, though over the years the elephant has appeared in several different colors. The team’s inaugural year saw second baseman Nap Lajoie [la-ZHWAY] lead the league in hitting with a .426 batting average, still an American League record. See also: 1900 in sports, 1902 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The American and National Leagues agree to peacefully coexist and organise a World Series between their champions, which would be first held in 1903. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Chicago White Sox American League AAA Charlotte Knights AA Birmingham Barons A Winston-Salem Warthogs Kannapolis Intimidators R Bristol White Sox Great Falls White Sox The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Detroit Tigers American League AAA Toledo Mud Hens AA Erie SeaWolves A Lakeland Tigers West Michigan Whitecaps Oneonta Tigers R GCL Tigers The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Minnesota Twins is a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Byron Bancroft Johnson ( January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 _ February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager and team owner. ... The National Association of Professional Baseball Players, or simply the National Association, was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season, after which its stronger teams created the National League. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American Association was a major league of professional baseball which existed from 1882 to 1891. ... John McGraw on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... A white elephant (also albino elephant) is a rare kind of elephant. ... Nap Lajoie on a 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ...


The new league recruited many of its players from the existing National League, persuading them to “jump” to the A.L. in defiance of their N.L. contracts. The Athletics as well as the 7 other A.L. teams received a jolt when, on April 21, 1902, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court invalidated Nap Lajoie's contract with the Athletics, and ordered him returned to his former team, the N.L. Philadelphia Phillies. This order, though, was only enforceable in the state of Pennsylvania. Lajoie was traded to the Cleveland Broncos (now the Cleveland Indians) and did not set foot on Pennsylvania soil until the National Agreement was signed between the two leagues in 1903. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the court of last resort for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Philadelphia Phillies - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


As a Philadelphia team, the Athletics were either a very good team or a very bad team. In the early years, the A’s won the A.L. pennant six times (1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1914), winning the World Series in 1910, 1911 and 1913. They won over 100 games in 1911 and 1912, and 99 games in 1914. The team was known for its “$100,000 Infield,” consisting of John "Stuffy" McInnis (1b), Eddie Collins (2b), Frank "Home Run" Baker (3b) and Jack Barry (ss), as well as pitchers Eddie Plank and Charles "Chief" Bender. Plank holds the club record for career victories, with 284. In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Frank Home Run Baker (March 13, 1886 - June 28, 1963) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1922. ... Eddie Plank of the Philadelphia Athletics at South Side Park in 1905. ... Bender in 1911 Charles Albert Chief Bender ( May 5, 1884 - May 22, 1954) was one of the great pitchers in major league baseball in the first two decades of the 20th century, and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...


After the heavily favored A’s lost the 1914 World Series to the underdog Boston Braves in a 4-game sweep, Connie Mack traded, sold or released most of the team’s star players. A third major league, the Federal League, had been formed to begin play in 1915. As the A.L. had done 15 years before, the new league raided existing A.L. and N.L. teams for players. Mack refused to match the offers of the F.L. teams, preferring to rebuild with younger (and less expensive) players. As a result, the Athletics went from a 99-53 (.651) won-loss record and 1st place finish in 1914, to a record of 43-109 (.283) and 8th (last) place in 1915. The team would finish in last place every year after that until 1922, when it finished 7th. The Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... Two major American professional sports teams have existed under the name Boston Braves, both of which still exist today but are no longer located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Federal League was an attempt to establish a third major league in baseball in the United States. ...


After that, Mack began to build another winner. In 1927 and 1928, the Athletics finished second to the New York Yankees, then won pennants in 1929, 1930 and 1931, winning the World Series in 1929 and 1930. In each of the three years, the A's won over 100 games. There are those who feel the 1929 A’s were the best team in baseball history, even surpassing the 1927 Yankees. New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


After a second-place finish in 1932 and 3rd in 1933, Mack again sold or traded his best players in order to reduce expenses. The Great Depression had occurred, and declining attendance had drastically reduced the team’s revenues. The Athletics finished 5th in 1934, then last in 1935. Though he intended to rebuild once more, Mack was already 68 years old when the A’s last won the pennant in 1931, and many felt the game was passing him by. Save for a 5th place finish in 1944, the A’s finished in last or next-to-last place every year from 1935-1946. By now Mack and his immediate family were the team’s sole stockholders, and he had no intention of firing himself. --209. ...


The 1950 season would be 88-year-old Mack’s 50th and last as A’s manager, a Major League record that will never be broken. During that year the team wore uniforms trimmed in blue and gold, in honor of the Golden Jubilee of "The Grand Old Man of Baseball." However, the team continued to slide, attendance plummeted, and revenues continued to dwindle. Though last minute offers were put on the table to buy the Athletics to keep them in Philadelphia (including one made by Chicago insurance executive Charles O. Finley), the American League owners were determined to "solve" the "Philadelphia problem" by moving the team elsewhere. On October 12, 1954, the owners voted to approve the sale of the Athletics to another Chicagoan, real estate developer Arnold Johnson, so that he could move the team to Kansas City for the 1955 season. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Kansas City is a city in Jackson county in Missouri. ...


An interesting note is that, except for 1954 when the uniforms had "Athletics" spelled out in script across the front, the team's name never appeared on either home or road uniforms. Furthermore, not once did "Philadelphia" appear on the uniform, nor did the letter "P" appear on the cap or the uniform. The typical uniform had only a stylized "A" on the left front, and likewise the cap usually had the same "A" on it.


Connie Mack once said, “You can’t win them all.” The Philadelphia A’s didn’t come close. Though they won 5 World Series and 9 A.L. pennants, their overall record from 1901-1954 was 3,886 games won and 4,239 games lost, for an overall winning percentage of but .478.


The Kansas City Years (1955-1967)

When Arnold Johnson moved the Athletics to Kansas City, fans turned out in record numbers for the era. In 1955, the new Kansas City Athletics drew 1,393,054 to newly renovated and newly renamed Municipal Stadium, a club record easily surpassing the previous record of 945,076 in 1948. What no one realized at the time was that that number would remain the club record for attendance until 1982 -- the Athletics’ 15th season in Oakland! Kansas City Municipal Stadium (also known as Muehlebach Field, Ruppert Field and Blues Stadium) was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Kansas City, Missouri. ...


During the Johnson ownership, any good young players on the Athletics were invariably traded to the Yankees for aging veterans and cash. The cash was used to pay the bills, with the veterans perhaps having star appeal that could improve attendance. It didn’t work. Attendance declined, with fans believing the A’s were little more than a minor league farm team for the Yankees. The trade no one ever forgot was the one made after the 1959 season, when the A’s sent young right fielder Roger Maris to New York for his aging counterpart, Hank Bauer, plus cash. Roger Maris (September 10, 1934–December 14, 1985), American baseball player of Croatian origin is remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961. ... Henry Albert Hank Bauer (born July 31, 1922 in East St. ...


Arnold died in 1960. In December of that year, controlling interest in the team was purchased by another Chicagoan, insurance executive Charles O. Finley, who soon thereafter bought out the minority owners. In 1961, Finley's first year as team owner, the American League had expanded to ten teams. The Athletics finished in a tie for dead last with the expansion Washington Senators, nine games behind the other expansion team, the Los Angeles Angels. Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League AAA Salt Lake Stingers AA Arkansas Travelers A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels R Orem Owlz Mesa Angels For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ...


Finley, though, promised the fans a new day. He purchased a bus, pointed it in the direction of New York City, and had it burned, to symbolize the end of the “special relationship” with the Yankees. More importantly, he poured resources into the minor league system for the first time. He was assisted in this endeavor by the creation of the baseball draft in 1965, which forced young prospects to sign with the team that drafted them – at the price offered by the team – if they wanted to play professional baseball. Thus, Finley was spared from having to compete with wealthier teams for top talent. The Athletics, owners of the worst record in the American League in 1964, had the first pick in the first draft, selecting Rick Monday on June 8, 1965. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


Finley also made changes to the team’s uniforms. In 1963, he changed the team’s colors to “Kelly Green, Fort Knox Gold and Wedding Gown White.” In 1967, he replaced the team’s traditional black cleats with white ones. And, in 1963, he replaced the traditional elephant mascot with a Missouri mule – not just a cartoon logo, but a real mule, which he named after himself -- “Charlie O, the Mule.”


But, while laying the groundwork for a future championship team, Finley began shopping the Athletics to other cities, despite his promises that the A’s would remain in Kansas City. On September 18, 1962, after less than two full years of ownership, Finley asked the A.L. owners for permission to move the Athletics to Arlington, Texas. His request was denied by a 9-1 vote. In 1964, he signed an agreement to move the A’s to Louisville, Kentucky (and hinted the team's name would change to "Louisville Sluggers"). By another 9-1 vote his request was denied. These requests came as no surprise, as rumors of impending moves to Atlanta, Denver, Oakland, San Diego and Seattle had long been afloat. When Finley reacted to the Louisville vote by filing a lawsuit against Municipal Stadium, A.L. President Joe Cronin promised Finley that he could move the team after three years, and the suit was dropped. Arlington is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... Downtown Atlanta skyline Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Denver is the largest city and capital of the state of Colorado, United States of America. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland in the upper left portion of the image. ... City nickname Americas Finest City City flower Bird of Paradise City urban tree Jacaranda City native tree Torrey Pine Mayor Dick Murphy* City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Scott Peters Michael Zucchet Toni... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 - September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ...


Finally, on October 18, 1967, A.L. owners gave Finley permission to move the Athletics to Oakland for the 1968 season. Then-U.S. Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri blasted Finley on the floor of the Senate, calling him "one of the most disreputable characters ever to enter the American sports scene,” and said Oakland was “the luckiest city since Hiroshima.” In 1969, Kansas City was awarded an American League expansion team, the Kansas City Royals. Categories: Stub | 1901 births | 1988 deaths | United States Senators ... Main keep of Hiroshima Castle The city of Hiroshima (広島市; -shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Japan. ... Kansas City Royals American League AAA Omaha Royals AA Wichita Wranglers A High Desert Mavericks Burlington Bees R Arizona Royals Idaho Falls Chukars The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ...


During their 13-year existence, the Kansas City Athletics were arguably one of the worst teams ever in baseball, finishing in last or next to last place in 10 of those years. Their overall record was 829-1,224, for a winning percentage of .404.


The Oakland Years (1968 to present)

The Athletics arrived in Oakland just as the team was beginning to gel. Managed by Bob Kennedy, the Oakland Athletics finished the 1968 season with an 82-80 record – their best record since 1952. With expansion to 12 teams in 1969, the American League was divided into two 6-team divisions. During that year, the Athletics finished second in the A.L. West Division behind the Minnesota Twins – their highest finish in 37 years! After another second-place finish in 1970, the A’s won the A.L. West title in 1971, only to lose to the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series. Robert Daniel Kennedy ( August 18, 1920 - April 7, 2005) was a right fielder/ third baseman, manager and executive in Major League Baseball. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Minnesota Twins is a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series. ...


Finley had built himself a winner. The Athletics won World Series championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Unlike earlier Athletic championship teams, which thoroughly dominated their opposition, the A’s teams of the 1970s played well enough to win their division, then defeated teams that had won more games during the regular season, with good pitching, good defense, and clutch hitting. Finley termed this team the “Swingin’ A’s.” The players, in turn, often said they played so well as a team due to their universal dislike for their employer. Players such as Reggie Jackson, Sal Bando, Joe Rudi, Bert Campaneris, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, and Vida Blue formed the nucleus of these teams. The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... Sal Bando, born Salvatore Leonard Bando (February 13, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1966-76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977-81). ... Joe Rudi (born September 7, 1946) U.S. athlete, is a former Major League Baseball Player. ... Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar mustache a twirl. ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ...


The A’s teams of the 1970s were also known for their sartorial and tonsorial appearance. Beginning in 1972, the Athletics began wearing jerseys of solid green or solid gold color, with contrasting white pants, at a time when all other teams wore all-white uniforms at home and all-grey ones on the road. Furthermore, in conjunction with a Mustache Day promotion, Finley offered $500 to any player who grew a mustache, at a time when every other team forbade facial hair. The 1972 World Series against the heavily favored Cincinnati Reds was termed “The Hairs Against the Squares,” as Cincinnati wore traditional uniforms and forbade facial hair on its players. The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


After the Athletics' victory in the 1974 World Series, pitcher Catfish Hunter filed a grievance, claiming that the team had violated its contract with Hunter by failing to make timely payment on an insurance policy during the 1974 season as called for. On December 13, 1974, arbitrator Peter Seitz ruled in Hunter’s favor. As a result, Hunter became a free agent, and signed a contract with the New York Yankees for the 1975 season. Despite the loss of Hunter, the A’s repeated as West Division champions in 1975, but lost the ALCS to Boston in a 3-game sweep. The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


As the 1976 season got underway, the basic rules of player contracts were changing. Arbitrator Seitz had ruled that baseball’s reserve clause only bound players for one season after their contract expired. Thus, all players not signed to multi-year contracts would be eligible for free agency at the end of the 1976 season. The balance of power had shifted from the owners to the players for the first time since the days of the Federal League. Like his predecessor Connie Mack had done twice before, Charles Finley reacted by trading star players and attempting to sell others. On June 15, 1976, Finley sold left fielder Rudi and relief pitcher Fingers to Boston for $1 million apiece, and pitcher Blue to the New York Yankees for $1.5 million. Three days later, Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voided the transactions in the “best interests of baseball.” The Federal League was an attempt to establish a third major league in baseball in the United States. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984. ...


After 1976 the season, most of the Athletics’ veteran players did become eligible for free agency, and predictably almost all left. Three thousand miles and several decades later, one of baseball’s most storied franchises suffered yet another dismemberment of a dynasty team. The 1977 version of the A’s finished in last place, behind even the expansion Seattle Mariners, who entered the American League that year. In 1979, only 306,763 paying customers showed up to watch the A's, the team's worst attendance since leaving Philadelphia. Seattle Mariners American League AAA Tacoma Rainiers AA San Antonio Missions A Inland Empire 66ers Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Everett AquaSox R Peoria Mariners The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


After three dismal seasons on the field and at the gate, the team started to gel again. In a masterstroke, Finley hired Billy Martin to manage the young team. Martin made believers of his young charges, “Billyball” was used to market the team, and the Athletics finished second in 1980. For the musician from Medeski Martin & Wood see: Billy Martin. ...


But, the Finley era was coming to a close. The man who brought American League baseball to the San Francisco Bay Area was being sued for a divorce. As his estranged wife would not accept part of a baseball team in a property settlement, the team had to be sold. Though Finley found a buyer who would have moved the Athletics to Denver, the tentative deal was voided when the Oakland Coliseum refused to let the team out of its lease. He then looked to local buyers, selling the Athletics to San Francisco clothing manufacturer Walter A. Haas, Jr. (then president of Levi Strauss & Co.) prior to the 1981 season. USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage, which can be contrasted with an annulment which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody and distribution of property. ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ... Levi Strauss & Co. ...


Under the Haas ownership, the minor league system was rebuilt, which bore fruition later that decade as Athletics José Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987) and Walt Weiss (1988) were chosen as A.L. Rookies of the Year. During the 1986 season, Tony La Russa was hired as the Athletics’ manager, a post he held until the end of 1995. In 1987, La Russa’s first full year as manager, the team finished at 81-81, its best record in 7 seasons. Beginning in 1988, the Athletics won the A.L. pennant three years in a row. Reminiscent of their Philadelphia predecessors, this A’s team finished with the best record of any team in the major leagues during all 3 years, winning 104 (1988), 99 (1989), and 103 (1990) games, featuring such stars as McGwire, Canseco, Weiss, Carney Lansford, Dave Stewart, and Dennis Eckersley. José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... Anthony LaRussa, Jr. ... Carney Ray Lansford (born February 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the California Angels (1978-80), Boston Red Sox (1981-82) and Oakland Athletics (1983-92). ... David Keith Stewart (born February 19, 1957 in Oakland, California) was a dominant right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ...


Regular season dominance did not translate into post-season success, however. The Athletics lost the World Series in 1988 and 1990, losing the latter to the underdog Cincinnati Reds in a 4-game sweep reminiscent of the A’s loss to the Braves 76 years earlier. The A’s lone victory was a 4-game sweep of their cross-bay rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in the 1989 World Series. The team began a slow but steady decline, winning the A.L. West championship in 1992 (but losing to Toronto in the ALCS), then finishing last in 1993. The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... San Francisco Giants - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is perhaps best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... Toronto Blue Jays American League AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats A Dunedin Blue Jays Lansing Lugnuts Auburn Doubledays R Pulaski Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States...


During the 15 years of Haas ownership, the Athletics became one of baseball’s most successful teams at the gate, drawing 2,900,217 in 1990, still the club record for single season attendance, as well as on the field. They restored the team’s official name of “Athletics” in 1981, having been discarded by Charles Finley in favor of simply “A’s.” And, after a 23-year hiatus, the elephant was restored as the club mascot in 1986.


Walter Haas died in 1995, and the team was sold to San Francisco Bay Area real estate developers Stephen Schott (no relation to one-time Cincinnati Reds’ owner Marge Schott) and Kenneth Hofmann, prior to the 1996 season. Once again, the Athletics’ star players were traded or sold, as the new owners’ goal was to cut payroll drastically. Many landed with the St. Louis Cardinals, including McGwire, Eckersley, and manager La Russa. In a turn of events eerily reminiscent of the A’s Roger Maris trade 28 years before, Mark McGwire celebrated his first full season with the Cardinals by setting a new major league home run record! Marge Schott (August 18, 1928 - March 2, 2004) was the controversial primary owner, president and CEO of Major League Baseballs Cincinnati Reds for nearly fifteen years. ... St. ...


The new owners were faced with another problematic issue, that of the venue where the team played. The Oakland Coliseum, though built as a multi-purpose facility, was considered by many to be one of the better ballparks in the major leagues. After the Oakland Raiders football team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, many improvements were made to what had become a baseball-only facility. Then, in 1994, a deal was struck whereby the Los Angeles Raiders would move back to Oakland for the 1995 season. The agreement called for the expansion of the Coliseum to more than 63,000 seats. The bucolic view of the Oakland foothills enjoyed by baseball spectators was replaced with a jarring view of an outfield grandstand contemptuously referred to as "Mount Davis" after Raiders' owner Al Davis. The final insult was that construction was not finished by the start of the 1996 season. The Athletics were forced to play their first homestand elsewhere. They chose 9,300-seat Cashman Field in Las Vegas, playing six "home" games there. Ever since that time, ownership has stated that a new baseball-only facility is necessary to ensure the economic viability of the Athletics. McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Allen Al Davis (born July 4, 1929) attended Wittenberg, graduated from Syracuse University, and went on to become an icon of the fledgling American Football League, first with the Los Angeles Chargers and then with the Oakland Raiders. ... Sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city Las Vegas from U.S. Highway 93 Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and a major tourist, shopping, vacation and gambling destination. ...


The Schott-Hofmann ownership allocated resources to building and maintaining a strong minor league system while almost always refusing to pay the going rate to keep star players on the team once they become free agents. Perhaps as a result, the A’s at the turn of the 21st century were a team that usually finished at or near the top of the A.L. West Division, but could not advance beyond the first round of playoffs. The Athletics made the post season playoffs for four straight years, 2000-2003, but lost the first round (best 3-out-of-5) in each case, 3 games to 2. In two of those years (2001 against New York and 2003 against Boston), the Athletics won the first two games of the series, only to lose the next three straight and hence the playoffs.


In recent years, the Athletics were best known for starting pitchers Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Barry Zito, collectively referred to as “The Big Three,” as well as infielders Eric Chavez, Jason Giambi, and Miguel Tejada. After becoming free agents, Giambi left for the New York Yankees after the 2001 season, while Tejada departed for the Baltimore Orioles after the 2003 season. Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a starting pitcher for the St. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. ... Eric Cesar Chavez (born December 7, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 1998. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


In 2004, the Athletics finished in 2nd place in the A.L. West Division. After the 2004 season, Athletics General Manager Billy Beane shocked many by breaking up the Big Three, trading Tim Hudson to the Atlanta Braves and Mark Mulder to the St. Louis Cardinals. Following this trend, some speculated that Barry Zito could land with a team in the National League West before Opening Day 2005, but no such trade happened. There is another former major league player named Billy Bean. ... Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a starting pitcher for the St. ... St. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. ...


On March 30, 2005, the Athletics were sold to a group headed by Los Angeles real estate developer Lewis Wolff. Rumors speculate that he wishes to move the team to San Jose, but those plans are complicated by the claims of the cross-bay San Francisco Giants that they own the territorial rights to San Jose and Santa Clara County. While not ruling out relocating the A's elsewhere in the Bay Area, Wolff has stated his primary focus is finding a site in Oakland for a new baseball-only stadium. March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location within Santa Clara County, California Country   State     County United States   California     Santa Clara Mayor Ron Gonzales Area  - Land  - Water 178. ... San Francisco Giants - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ...


Events and Records of Note

  • 20-Game Win Streak: The Oakland Athletics won an American League record 20 games in a row, from August 13 to September 4, 2002. The last three games were won in dramatic fashion, each victory coming in the bottom of the ninth inning.


The Athletics played their former co-occupants of Shibe Park, the Phillies, for the first time in a championship season in June of 2003. Previously they had only played each other in exhibition games, dubbed "The City Series", which was played annually. However, since the teams never faced each other in the World Series, they never played each other in games that counted; interleague play made the recent matchup possible. Ceremonies were held for the first game of the 3 game series at Veterans Stadium, as former Philadelphia A's players were honored on the field. The Phillies took the series against the A's, 2-1. They will play each other again in June of 2005 in Oakland, at McAfee Coliseum. The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers

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Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... Waite Hoyt (September 9, 1899–August 25, 1984) was a baseball player and one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... George Clyde Kell (born August 23, 1922 in Swifton, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1947-52), Boston Red Sox (1952-54), Chicago White Sox (1954-56) and Baltimore Orioles (1956-57) in... Nap Lajoie on a 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... 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Founded: 1893, as the Indianapolis, Indiana franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1900 when that league became the American League. Moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1955 and to Oakland in 1968.
Formerly known as: Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967)
Home ballpark: McAfee Coliseum, Oakland
Uniform colors: 1901-04, 1909-49, 1951-53, 1961: Blue and White; 1905-08, 1954-60, 1962: Blue, Red and White; 1950: Blue, Gold and White; 1963-Present: Green, Gold and White
Logo design: A stylized "A's". The team also occasionally uses an elephant logo.
Wild Card titles won (1): 2001
Division titles won (13): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003
American League pennants won (15): 1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990.
World Series championships won (9): 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989 The Athletics (with the St. Louis Cardinals) are second only to the New York Yankees in the number of World Series championships won.

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Franchise history

The Philadelphia Years (1901-1954)

The Athletic franchise was formed in 1901, one of eight charter members of the American League, the others being the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Somersets, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Washington Senators.. A.L. President Bancroft (Ban) Johnson recruited former player Connie Mack to run the club. Mack in turn persuaded Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe as well as others to invest in the team, which would be called the Philadelphia Athletics, a name used by earlier teams in the National Association, National League, and American Association. After John McGraw told reporters that Shibe had a “white elephant on his hands," Mack adopted the white elephant as the team mascot, though over the years the elephant has appeared in several different colors. The team’s inaugural year saw second baseman Nap Lajoie [la-ZHWAY] lead the league in hitting with a .426 batting average, still an American League record. See also: 1900 in sports, 1902 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The American and National Leagues agree to peacefully coexist and organise a World Series between their champions, which would be first held in 1903. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Chicago White Sox American League AAA Charlotte Knights AA Birmingham Barons A Winston-Salem Warthogs Kannapolis Intimidators R Bristol White Sox Great Falls White Sox The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Detroit Tigers American League AAA Toledo Mud Hens AA Erie SeaWolves A Lakeland Tigers West Michigan Whitecaps Oneonta Tigers R GCL Tigers The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Minnesota Twins is a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Byron Bancroft Johnson ( January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 _ February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager and team owner. ... The National Association of Professional Baseball Players, or simply the National Association, was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season, after which its stronger teams created the National League. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American Association was a major league of professional baseball which existed from 1882 to 1891. ... John McGraw on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... A white elephant (also albino elephant) is a rare kind of elephant. ... Nap Lajoie on a 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ...


The new league recruited many of its players from the existing National League, persuading them to “jump” to the A.L. in defiance of their N.L. contracts. The Athletics as well as the 7 other A.L. teams received a jolt when, on April 21, 1902, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court invalidated Nap Lajoie's contract with the Athletics, and ordered him returned to his former team, the N.L. Philadelphia Phillies. This order, though, was only enforceable in the state of Pennsylvania. Lajoie was traded to the Cleveland Broncos (now the Cleveland Indians) and did not set foot on Pennsylvania soil until the National Agreement was signed between the two leagues in 1903. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the court of last resort for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Philadelphia Phillies - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


As a Philadelphia team, the Athletics were either a very good team or a very bad team. In the early years, the A’s won the A.L. pennant six times (1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1914), winning the World Series in 1910, 1911 and 1913. They won over 100 games in 1911 and 1912, and 99 games in 1914. The team was known for its “$100,000 Infield,” consisting of John "Stuffy" McInnis (1b), Eddie Collins (2b), Frank "Home Run" Baker (3b) and Jack Barry (ss), as well as pitchers Eddie Plank and Charles "Chief" Bender. Plank holds the club record for career victories, with 284. In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Frank Home Run Baker (March 13, 1886 - June 28, 1963) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1922. ... Eddie Plank of the Philadelphia Athletics at South Side Park in 1905. ... Bender in 1911 Charles Albert Chief Bender ( May 5, 1884 - May 22, 1954) was one of the great pitchers in major league baseball in the first two decades of the 20th century, and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...


After the heavily favored A’s lost the 1914 World Series to the underdog Boston Braves in a 4-game sweep, Connie Mack traded, sold or released most of the team’s star players. A third major league, the Federal League, had been formed to begin play in 1915. As the A.L. had done 15 years before, the new league raided existing A.L. and N.L. teams for players. Mack refused to match the offers of the F.L. teams, preferring to rebuild with younger (and less expensive) players. As a result, the Athletics went from a 99-53 (.651) won-loss record and 1st place finish in 1914, to a record of 43-109 (.283) and 8th (last) place in 1915. The team would finish in last place every year after that until 1922, when it finished 7th. The Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... Two major American professional sports teams have existed under the name Boston Braves, both of which still exist today but are no longer located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Federal League was an attempt to establish a third major league in baseball in the United States. ...


After that, Mack began to build another winner. In 1927 and 1928, the Athletics finished second to the New York Yankees, then won pennants in 1929, 1930 and 1931, winning the World Series in 1929 and 1930. In each of the three years, the A's won over 100 games. There are those who feel the 1929 A’s were the best team in baseball history, even surpassing the 1927 Yankees. New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


After a second-place finish in 1932 and 3rd in 1933, Mack again sold or traded his best players in order to reduce expenses. The Great Depression had occurred, and declining attendance had drastically reduced the team’s revenues. The Athletics finished 5th in 1934, then last in 1935. Though he intended to rebuild once more, Mack was already 68 years old when the A’s last won the pennant in 1931, and many felt the game was passing him by. Save for a 5th place finish in 1944, the A’s finished in last or next-to-last place every year from 1935-1946. By now Mack and his immediate family were the team’s sole stockholders, and he had no intention of firing himself. --209. ...


The 1950 season would be 88-year-old Mack’s 50th and last as A’s manager, a Major League record that will never be broken. During that year the team wore uniforms trimmed in blue and gold, in honor of the Golden Jubilee of "The Grand Old Man of Baseball." However, the team continued to slide, attendance plummeted, and revenues continued to dwindle. Though last minute offers were put on the table to buy the Athletics to keep them in Philadelphia (including one made by Chicago insurance executive Charles O. Finley), the American League owners were determined to "solve" the "Philadelphia problem" by moving the team elsewhere. On October 12, 1954, the owners voted to approve the sale of the Athletics to another Chicagoan, real estate developer Arnold Johnson, so that he could move the team to Kansas City for the 1955 season. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Kansas City is a city in Jackson county in Missouri. ...


An interesting note is that, except for 1954 when the uniforms had "Athletics" spelled out in script across the front, the team's name never appeared on either home or road uniforms. Furthermore, not once did "Philadelphia" appear on the uniform, nor did the letter "P" appear on the cap or the uniform. The typical uniform had only a stylized "A" on the left front, and likewise the cap usually had the same "A" on it.


Connie Mack once said, “You can’t win them all.” The Philadelphia A’s didn’t come close. Though they won 5 World Series and 9 A.L. pennants, their overall record from 1901-1954 was 3,886 games won and 4,239 games lost, for an overall winning percentage of but .478.


The Kansas City Years (1955-1967)

When Arnold Johnson moved the Athletics to Kansas City, fans turned out in record numbers for the era. In 1955, the new Kansas City Athletics drew 1,393,054 to newly renovated and newly renamed Municipal Stadium, a club record easily surpassing the previous record of 945,076 in 1948. What no one realized at the time was that that number would remain the club record for attendance until 1982 -- the Athletics’ 15th season in Oakland! Kansas City Municipal Stadium (also known as Muehlebach Field, Ruppert Field and Blues Stadium) was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Kansas City, Missouri. ...


During the Johnson ownership, any good young players on the Athletics were invariably traded to the Yankees for aging veterans and cash. The cash was used to pay the bills, with the veterans perhaps having star appeal that could improve attendance. It didn’t work. Attendance declined, with fans believing the A’s were little more than a minor league farm team for the Yankees. The trade no one ever forgot was the one made after the 1959 season, when the A’s sent young right fielder Roger Maris to New York for his aging counterpart, Hank Bauer, plus cash. Roger Maris (September 10, 1934–December 14, 1985), American baseball player of Croatian origin is remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961. ... Henry Albert Hank Bauer (born July 31, 1922 in East St. ...


Arnold died in 1960. In December of that year, controlling interest in the team was purchased by another Chicagoan, insurance executive Charles O. Finley, who soon thereafter bought out the minority owners. In 1961, Finley's first year as team owner, the American League had expanded to ten teams. The Athletics finished in a tie for dead last with the expansion Washington Senators, nine games behind the other expansion team, the Los Angeles Angels. Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League AAA Salt Lake Stingers AA Arkansas Travelers A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels R Orem Owlz Mesa Angels For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ...


Finley, though, promised the fans a new day. He purchased a bus, pointed it in the direction of New York City, and had it burned, to symbolize the end of the “special relationship” with the Yankees. More importantly, he poured resources into the minor league system for the first time. He was assisted in this endeavor by the creation of the baseball draft in 1965, which forced young prospects to sign with the team that drafted them – at the price offered by the team – if they wanted to play professional baseball. Thus, Finley was spared from having to compete with wealthier teams for top talent. The Athletics, owners of the worst record in the American League in 1964, had the first pick in the first draft, selecting Rick Monday on June 8, 1965. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


Finley also made changes to the team’s uniforms. In 1963, he changed the team’s colors to “Kelly Green, Fort Knox Gold and Wedding Gown White.” In 1967, he replaced the team’s traditional black cleats with white ones. And, in 1963, he replaced the traditional elephant mascot with a Missouri mule – not just a cartoon logo, but a real mule, which he named after himself -- “Charlie O, the Mule.”


But, while laying the groundwork for a future championship team, Finley began shopping the Athletics to other cities, despite his promises that the A’s would remain in Kansas City. On September 18, 1962, after less than two full years of ownership, Finley asked the A.L. owners for permission to move the Athletics to Arlington, Texas. His request was denied by a 9-1 vote. In 1964, he signed an agreement to move the A’s to Louisville, Kentucky (and hinted the team's name would change to "Louisville Sluggers"). By another 9-1 vote his request was denied. These requests came as no surprise, as rumors of impending moves to Atlanta, Denver, Oakland, San Diego and Seattle had long been afloat. When Finley reacted to the Louisville vote by filing a lawsuit against Municipal Stadium, A.L. President Joe Cronin promised Finley that he could move the team after three years, and the suit was dropped. Arlington is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ... Downtown Atlanta skyline Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Denver is the largest city and capital of the state of Colorado, United States of America. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland in the upper left portion of the image. ... City nickname Americas Finest City City flower Bird of Paradise City urban tree Jacaranda City native tree Torrey Pine Mayor Dick Murphy* City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Scott Peters Michael Zucchet Toni... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 - September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ...


Finally, on October 18, 1967, A.L. owners gave Finley permission to move the Athletics to Oakland for the 1968 season. Then-U.S. Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri blasted Finley on the floor of the Senate, calling him "one of the most disreputable characters ever to enter the American sports scene,” and said Oakland was “the luckiest city since Hiroshima.” In 1969, Kansas City was awarded an American League expansion team, the Kansas City Royals. Categories: Stub | 1901 births | 1988 deaths | United States Senators ... Main keep of Hiroshima Castle The city of Hiroshima (広島市; -shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Japan. ... Kansas City Royals American League AAA Omaha Royals AA Wichita Wranglers A High Desert Mavericks Burlington Bees R Arizona Royals Idaho Falls Chukars The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ...


During their 13-year existence, the Kansas City Athletics were arguably one of the worst teams ever in baseball, finishing in last or next to last place in 10 of those years. Their overall record was 829-1,224, for a winning percentage of .404.


The Oakland Years (1968 to present)

The Athletics arrived in Oakland just as the team was beginning to gel. Managed by Bob Kennedy, the Oakland Athletics finished the 1968 season with an 82-80 record – their best record since 1952. With expansion to 12 teams in 1969, the American League was divided into two 6-team divisions. During that year, the Athletics finished second in the A.L. West Division behind the Minnesota Twins – their highest finish in 37 years! After another second-place finish in 1970, the A’s won the A.L. West title in 1971, only to lose to the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series. Robert Daniel Kennedy ( August 18, 1920 - April 7, 2005) was a right fielder/ third baseman, manager and executive in Major League Baseball. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Minnesota Twins is a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series. ...


Finley had built himself a winner. The Athletics won World Series championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Unlike earlier Athletic championship teams, which thoroughly dominated their opposition, the A’s teams of the 1970s played well enough to win their division, then defeated teams that had won more games during the regular season, with good pitching, good defense, and clutch hitting. Finley termed this team the “Swingin’ A’s.” The players, in turn, often said they played so well as a team due to their universal dislike for their employer. Players such as Reggie Jackson, Sal Bando, Joe Rudi, Bert Campaneris, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, and Vida Blue formed the nucleus of these teams. The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... Sal Bando, born Salvatore Leonard Bando (February 13, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1966-76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977-81). ... Joe Rudi (born September 7, 1946) U.S. athlete, is a former Major League Baseball Player. ... Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar mustache a twirl. ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ...


The A’s teams of the 1970s were also known for their sartorial and tonsorial appearance. Beginning in 1972, the Athletics began wearing jerseys of solid green or solid gold color, with contrasting white pants, at a time when all other teams wore all-white uniforms at home and all-grey ones on the road. Furthermore, in conjunction with a Mustache Day promotion, Finley offered $500 to any player who grew a mustache, at a time when every other team forbade facial hair. The 1972 World Series against the heavily favored Cincinnati Reds was termed “The Hairs Against the Squares,” as Cincinnati wore traditional uniforms and forbade facial hair on its players. The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


After the Athletics' victory in the 1974 World Series, pitcher Catfish Hunter filed a grievance, claiming that the team had violated its contract with Hunter by failing to make timely payment on an insurance policy during the 1974 season as called for. On December 13, 1974, arbitrator Peter Seitz ruled in Hunter’s favor. As a result, Hunter became a free agent, and signed a contract with the New York Yankees for the 1975 season. Despite the loss of Hunter, the A’s repeated as West Division champions in 1975, but lost the ALCS to Boston in a 3-game sweep. The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


As the 1976 season got underway, the basic rules of player contracts were changing. Arbitrator Seitz had ruled that baseball’s reserve clause only bound players for one season after their contract expired. Thus, all players not signed to multi-year contracts would be eligible for free agency at the end of the 1976 season. The balance of power had shifted from the owners to the players for the first time since the days of the Federal League. Like his predecessor Connie Mack had done twice before, Charles Finley reacted by trading star players and attempting to sell others. On June 15, 1976, Finley sold left fielder Rudi and relief pitcher Fingers to Boston for $1 million apiece, and pitcher Blue to the New York Yankees for $1.5 million. Three days later, Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voided the transactions in the “best interests of baseball.” The Federal League was an attempt to establish a third major league in baseball in the United States. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984. ...


After 1976 the season, most of the Athletics’ veteran players did become eligible for free agency, and predictably almost all left. Three thousand miles and several decades later, one of baseball’s most storied franchises suffered yet another dismemberment of a dynasty team. The 1977 version of the A’s finished in last place, behind even the expansion Seattle Mariners, who entered the American League that year. In 1979, only 306,763 paying customers showed up to watch the A's, the team's worst attendance since leaving Philadelphia. Seattle Mariners American League AAA Tacoma Rainiers AA San Antonio Missions A Inland Empire 66ers Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Everett AquaSox R Peoria Mariners The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


After three dismal seasons on the field and at the gate, the team started to gel again. In a masterstroke, Finley hired Billy Martin to manage the young team. Martin made believers of his young charges, “Billyball” was used to market the team, and the Athletics finished second in 1980. For the musician from Medeski Martin & Wood see: Billy Martin. ...


But, the Finley era was coming to a close. The man who brought American League baseball to the San Francisco Bay Area was being sued for a divorce. As his estranged wife would not accept part of a baseball team in a property settlement, the team had to be sold. Though Finley found a buyer who would have moved the Athletics to Denver, the tentative deal was voided when the Oakland Coliseum refused to let the team out of its lease. He then looked to local buyers, selling the Athletics to San Francisco clothing manufacturer Walter A. Haas, Jr. (then president of Levi Strauss & Co.) prior to the 1981 season. USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage, which can be contrasted with an annulment which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody and distribution of property. ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ... Levi Strauss & Co. ...


Under the Haas ownership, the minor league system was rebuilt, which bore fruition later that decade as Athletics José Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987) and Walt Weiss (1988) were chosen as A.L. Rookies of the Year. During the 1986 season, Tony La Russa was hired as the Athletics’ manager, a post he held until the end of 1995. In 1987, La Russa’s first full year as manager, the team finished at 81-81, its best record in 7 seasons. Beginning in 1988, the Athletics won the A.L. pennant three years in a row. Reminiscent of their Philadelphia predecessors, this A’s team finished with the best record of any team in the major leagues during all 3 years, winning 104 (1988), 99 (1989), and 103 (1990) games, featuring such stars as McGwire, Canseco, Weiss, Carney Lansford, Dave Stewart, and Dennis Eckersley. José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... Anthony LaRussa, Jr. ... Carney Ray Lansford (born February 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the California Angels (1978-80), Boston Red Sox (1981-82) and Oakland Athletics (1983-92). ... David Keith Stewart (born February 19, 1957 in Oakland, California) was a dominant right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ...


Regular season dominance did not translate into post-season success, however. The Athletics lost the World Series in 1988 and 1990, losing the latter to the underdog Cincinnati Reds in a 4-game sweep reminiscent of the A’s loss to the Braves 76 years earlier. The A’s lone victory was a 4-game sweep of their cross-bay rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in the 1989 World Series. The team began a slow but steady decline, winning the A.L. West championship in 1992 (but losing to Toronto in the ALCS), then finishing last in 1993. The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... San Francisco Giants - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is perhaps best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... Toronto Blue Jays American League AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats A Dunedin Blue Jays Lansing Lugnuts Auburn Doubledays R Pulaski Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States...


During the 15 years of Haas ownership, the Athletics became one of baseball’s most successful teams at the gate, drawing 2,900,217 in 1990, still the club record for single season attendance, as well as on the field. They restored the team’s official name of “Athletics” in 1981, having been discarded by Charles Finley in favor of simply “A’s.” And, after a 23-year hiatus, the elephant was restored as the club mascot in 1986.


Walter Haas died in 1995, and the team was sold to San Francisco Bay Area real estate developers Stephen Schott (no relation to one-time Cincinnati Reds’ owner Marge Schott) and Kenneth Hofmann, prior to the 1996 season. Once again, the Athletics’ star players were traded or sold, as the new owners’ goal was to cut payroll drastically. Many landed with the St. Louis Cardinals, including McGwire, Eckersley, and manager La Russa. In a turn of events eerily reminiscent of the A’s Roger Maris trade 28 years before, Mark McGwire celebrated his first full season with the Cardinals by setting a new major league home run record! Marge Schott (August 18, 1928 - March 2, 2004) was the controversial primary owner, president and CEO of Major League Baseballs Cincinnati Reds for nearly fifteen years. ... St. ...


The new owners were faced with another problematic issue, that of the venue where the team played. The Oakland Coliseum, though built as a multi-purpose facility, was considered by many to be one of the better ballparks in the major leagues. After the Oakland Raiders football team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, many improvements were made to what had become a baseball-only facility. Then, in 1994, a deal was struck whereby the Los Angeles Raiders would move back to Oakland for the 1995 season. The agreement called for the expansion of the Coliseum to more than 63,000 seats. The bucolic view of the Oakland foothills enjoyed by baseball spectators was replaced with a jarring view of an outfield grandstand contemptuously referred to as "Mount Davis" after Raiders' owner Al Davis. The final insult was that construction was not finished by the start of the 1996 season. The Athletics were forced to play their first homestand elsewhere. They chose 9,300-seat Cashman Field in Las Vegas, playing six "home" games there. Ever since that time, ownership has stated that a new baseball-only facility is necessary to ensure the economic viability of the Athletics. McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Allen Al Davis (born July 4, 1929) attended Wittenberg, graduated from Syracuse University, and went on to become an icon of the fledgling American Football League, first with the Los Angeles Chargers and then with the Oakland Raiders. ... Sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city Las Vegas from U.S. Highway 93 Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and a major tourist, shopping, vacation and gambling destination. ...


The Schott-Hofmann ownership allocated resources to building and maintaining a strong minor league system while almost always refusing to pay the going rate to keep star players on the team once they become free agents. Perhaps as a result, the A’s at the turn of the 21st century were a team that usually finished at or near the top of the A.L. West Division, but could not advance beyond the first round of playoffs. The Athletics made the post season playoffs for four straight years, 2000-2003, but lost the first round (best 3-out-of-5) in each case, 3 games to 2. In two of those years (2001 against New York and 2003 against Boston), the Athletics won the first two games of the series, only to lose the next three straight and hence the playoffs.


In recent years, the Athletics were best known for starting pitchers Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Barry Zito, collectively referred to as “The Big Three,” as well as infielders Eric Chavez, Jason Giambi, and Miguel Tejada. After becoming free agents, Giambi left for the New York Yankees after the 2001 season, while Tejada departed for the Baltimore Orioles after the 2003 season. Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a starting pitcher for the St. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. ... Eric Cesar Chavez (born December 7, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 1998. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


In 2004, the Athletics finished in 2nd place in the A.L. West Division. After the 2004 season, Athletics General Manager Billy Beane shocked many by breaking up the Big Three, trading Tim Hudson to the Atlanta Braves and Mark Mulder to the St. Louis Cardinals. Following this trend, some speculated that Barry Zito could land with a team in the National League West before Opening Day 2005, but no such trade happened. There is another former major league player named Billy Bean. ... Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a starting pitcher for the St. ... St. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. ...


On March 30, 2005, the Athletics were sold to a group headed by Los Angeles real estate developer Lewis Wolff. Rumors speculate that he wishes to move the team to San Jose, but those plans are complicated by the claims of the cross-bay San Francisco Giants that they own the territorial rights to San Jose and Santa Clara County. While not ruling out relocating the A's elsewhere in the Bay Area, Wolff has stated his primary focus is finding a site in Oakland for a new baseball-only stadium. March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location within Santa Clara County, California Country   State     County United States   California     Santa Clara Mayor Ron Gonzales Area  - Land  - Water 178. ... San Francisco Giants - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ...


Events and Records of Note

  • 20-Game Win Streak: The Oakland Athletics won an American League record 20 games in a row, from August 13 to September 4, 2002. The last three games were won in dramatic fashion, each victory coming in the bottom of the ninth inning.


The Athletics played their former co-occupants of Shibe Park, the Phillies, for the first time in a championship season in June of 2003. Previously they had only played each other in exhibition games, dubbed "The City Series", which was played annually. However, since the teams never faced each other in the World Series, they never played each other in games that counted; interleague play made the recent matchup possible. Ceremonies were held for the first game of the 3 game series at Veterans Stadium, as former Philadelphia A's players were honored on the field. The Phillies took the series against the A's, 2-1. They will play each other again in June of 2005 in Oakland, at McAfee Coliseum. The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Frank Home Run Baker (March 13, 1886 - June 28, 1963) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1922. ... Bender in 1911 Charles Albert Chief Bender ( May 5, 1884 - May 22, 1954) was one of the great pitchers in major league baseball in the first two decades of the 20th century, and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Orlando Cepeda (born September 17, 1937) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958-66), St. ... Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 in Royston, Georgia - July 17, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia), usually known as Ty Cobb and nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player considered to be the greatest player of the Deadball Era (1900-1920), and perhaps of all time. ... Gordon Stanley Mickey Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962) was a catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... James Joseph Collins (January 16, 1870 - March 6, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century who was widely regarded as being the American Leagues best third baseman prior to Brooks Robinson. ... Stanley Anthony Coveleski (Kowalewski) (July 13, 1889 - March 20, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1910s and 1920s. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar mustache a twirl. ... Elmer Flick baseball card, 1909 Elmer Harrison Flick (January 11, 1876 - January 9, 1971) was an American player in Major League Baseball from 1898 until 1910. ... Jacob Nelson Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927 - December 1, 1975) was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago White Sox and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 - July 21, 1967) was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play the game of baseball. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... Waite Hoyt (September 9, 1899–August 25, 1984) was a baseball player and one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... George Clyde Kell (born August 23, 1922 in Swifton, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1947-52), Boston Red Sox (1952-54), Chicago White Sox (1954-56) and Baltimore Orioles (1956-57) in... Nap Lajoie on a 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Willie Lee McCovey (b. ... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, considered by many as one of the greatest second basemen to have played the game. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (7 July 1906 - 8 June 1982) was one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. ... Herbert Jefferis Pennock (February 10, 1894 - January 30, 1948) was a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher best known for his time spent with the star-studded New York Yankee teams of the mid-to-late-1920s and early 1930s. ... Eddie Plank of the Philadelphia Athletics at South Side Park in 1905. ... Aloysius Harry Simmons (May 22, 1902 - May 26, 1956), born Aloysius Szymanski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was an American player in Major League Baseball over three decades. ... Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. ... Tris Speaker on a 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (Gold Borders (T205). ... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a sports broadcaster and former Major League Baseball player. ... George Edward Waddell (October 13, 1876 - April 1, 1914) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Zachary Davis Wheat (May 23, 1888 - March 11, 1972) was a left-handed Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, American former outfielder in Major League Baseball. ...

Current roster (updated on April 19, 2005)

Pitchers

Catchers Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kiko Calero is a baseball relief pitcher who currently plays for the Oakland As. ... Image:Dominican republic flag large. ... Juan (born October 15, 1978 in Banao, Dominican Republic) Bats/Throws: R/R Team: Oakland College: No College 2004 Salary: $370,000 The Braves traded Cruz, Charles Thomas and Dan Meyer to Oakland for Tim Hudson 12/16/2004. ... Image:Dominican republic flag large. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Justin Craig Duchscherer [DUKE-shur] (born November 19, 1977 in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Oakland Athletics (since 2003). ... National Flag of Canada / lUnifolié For more information, see Department of Canadian Heritage and Image_talk:Canada_flag_large. ... James Richard Harden (Rich Harden) is a Canadian born pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Danny Haren is a baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Oakland As. ... Flag of Mexico File links The following pages link to this file: Baltimore Orioles Banda Chiapas Florida Marlins Los Angeles Dodgers Latin America Politics of Mexico Minnesota Twins Milwaukee Brewers Oakland Athletics Organization of American States Pittsburgh Pirates Real Madrid San Diego Padres Tampa Bay Devil Rays Yucatán Freedom... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Large flag of Japan (10:7 (length:width) white rectangle with a centered red circle with a diameter of 3/5 of the width) Dimensions as stated and colors as used on the Homepage of the Japanese embassy to germany. ... Yabu is in his first year with the as. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. ...

 

Infielders Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Jason Kendall (born June 26, 1974 in San Diego, California) is a catcher in Major League Baseball with the Oakland Athletics. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Adam Michael Melhuse (born March 27, 1972 in Santa Clara, California) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the Oakland Athletics (2003-04). ...

Outfielders Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Eric Cesar Chavez (born December 7, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 1998. ... Flag of Mexico File links The following pages link to this file: Baltimore Orioles Banda Chiapas Florida Marlins Los Angeles Dodgers Latin America Politics of Mexico Minnesota Twins Milwaukee Brewers Oakland Athletics Organization of American States Pittsburgh Pirates Real Madrid San Diego Padres Tampa Bay Devil Rays Yucatán Freedom... Erubiel Cardenas Durazo (born January 23, 1974 in Hermosillo, Mexico) is a first baseman for the Oakland Athletics. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Mark William Ellis (born June 6, 1977 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a second baseman for Major League Baseballs Oakland Athletics. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Large flag of Venezuela Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... Marco Scutaro [SCOOT-uh-ro] (born October 30, 1975 in Yaracuy State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the Oakland Athletics (2004-present). ...

Disabled List Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Bobby Kielty is an outfielder who currently plays for the Oakland Athletics and has a career batting average of . ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Charles Wesley Thomas (born December 26, 1978 in Fairfield, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Oakland Athletics (since 2005). ...

  • 53 Chad Bradford (P, 15-day)
  • 33 Nick Swisher (OF/1B, 15-day)
  •   7 Bobby Crosby (SS, 15-day)

Manager Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Robert Edward Crosby (born January 12, 1980 in Lakewood, California) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 2003. ...

  • 39 Ken Macha

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  • 48 Dave Hudgens (hitting)
  • 35 Brad Fischer (first base)
  • 52 Bob Geren (bullpen)
  • 41 Curt Young (pitching)
  • 38 Ron Washington (thrid base)
  • To be announced (bullpen catching)

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Not to be forgotten

Tony Armas with the Athletics Antonio Rafael Armas Machado, better known as Tony Armas (b. ... Sal Bando, born Salvatore Leonard Bando (February 13, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1966-76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977-81). ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... Richard Allen Bosman (born February 17, 1944 in Kenosha, Wisconsin), is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher. ... Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Roger Maxwell Doc Cramer (July 22, 1905 - September 9, 1990), born in Beach Haven, New Jersey, was a Major League Baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played in the American League for the Philadelphia Athletics (1929-35), Boston Red Sox (1936-40), Washington Senators (1941) and Detroit Tigers... Timothy Leo Cullen (born February 16, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Washington Senators (1966-67, 1968-71), Chicago White Sox (1968) and Oakland Athletics (1972). ... Raymond Earl Fosse (born April 4, 1947) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher who played primarily for the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics in the 1970s. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is a professional baseball player. ... Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... Robert Lee Johnson, Jr. ... David Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-96), Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01) and Oakland Athletics (2002). ... David Arthur Kingman (born December 21, 1948 in Pendleton, Oregon), nicknamed Kong and Sky King, is an American former Major League Baseball slugger who played for the San Francisco Giants (1971-74), New York Mets (1975-77, 1981-83), San Diego Padres (1977), California Angels (1977), New York Yankees (1977... Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a starting pitcher for the St. ... David Allan Righetti (born November 28, 1958 in San Jose, California), nicknamed Rags, is an American former left-handed pitcher, and current pitching coach, in Major League Baseball. ... Joe Rudi (born September 7, 1946) U.S. athlete, is a former Major League Baseball Player. ... David Keith Stewart (born February 19, 1957 in Oakland, California) was a dominant right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Fury Gene Tenace, born Fiore Gino Tennaci (October 10, 1946 in Russellton, Pennsylvania), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played in the 1970s. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... Elmer William Valo ( March 5, 1921 - July 19, 1998) was a Major League Baseball player, coach and scout, making his debut on September 22, 1940. ... There are a number of famous people of this name including: Bob Welch (musician) Bob Welch (baseball player) Bob Welch (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Gus Edward Zernial (born June 27, 1923 in Beaumont, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball left-fielder and right-handed batter who played for the Chicago White Sox (1949-51), Philadelphia Athletics (1951-54), Kansas City Athletics (1955-57) and Detroit Tigers (1958-59). ...

Awards

In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Gordon Stanley Mickey Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962) was a catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 - July 21, 1967) was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play the game of baseball. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is a professional baseball player. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... Robert Clayton Shantz (born September 26, 1925 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1949-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1956), New York Yankees (1957-1960), Pittsburgh Pirates (1961), Houston Colt . ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... There are a number of famous people of this name including: Bob Welch (musician) Bob Welch (baseball player) Bob Welch (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Harry Gladwin Byrd (February 3, 1925 - May 14, 1985) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1950, 1952-53), New York Yankees (1954), Baltimore Orioles (1955), Chicago White Sox (1955-56) and Detroit Tigers (1957). ... Robert Edward Crosby (born January 12, 1980 in Lakewood, California) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 2003. ... Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually to the best managers in the American and National Leagues. ... Anthony LaRussa, Jr. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Eric Cesar Chavez (born December 7, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 1998. ... Raymond Earl Fosse (born April 4, 1947) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher who played primarily for the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics in the 1970s. ... Victor Pellot Power [a. ... Joe Rudi (born September 7, 1946) U.S. athlete, is a former Major League Baseball Player. ...

Retired numbers

Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar mustache a twirl. ... Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 - October 24, 1972) became the first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ...

Managers, coaches, and executives

There is another former major league player named Billy Bean. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Anthony LaRussa, Jr. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 _ February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager and team owner. ... For the musician from Medeski Martin & Wood see: Billy Martin. ...

Single Season Records

Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is a professional baseball player. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... George Edward Waddell (October 13, 1876 - April 1, 1914) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...

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Not to be forgotten

Tony Armas with the Athletics Antonio Rafael Armas Machado, better known as Tony Armas (b. ... Sal Bando, born Salvatore Leonard Bando (February 13, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1966-76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977-81). ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... Richard Allen Bosman (born February 17, 1944 in Kenosha, Wisconsin), is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher. ... Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Roger Maxwell Doc Cramer (July 22, 1905 - September 9, 1990), born in Beach Haven, New Jersey, was a Major League Baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played in the American League for the Philadelphia Athletics (1929-35), Boston Red Sox (1936-40), Washington Senators (1941) and Detroit Tigers... Timothy Leo Cullen (born February 16, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Washington Senators (1966-67, 1968-71), Chicago White Sox (1968) and Oakland Athletics (1972). ... Raymond Earl Fosse (born April 4, 1947) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher who played primarily for the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics in the 1970s. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is a professional baseball player. ... Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Atlanta Braves. ... Robert Lee Johnson, Jr. ... David Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-96), Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01) and Oakland Athletics (2002). ... Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a starting pitcher for the St. ... David Allan Righetti (born November 28, 1958 in San Jose, California), nicknamed Rags, is an American former left-handed pitcher, and current pitching coach, in Major League Baseball. ... Joe Rudi (born September 7, 1946) U.S. athlete, is a former Major League Baseball Player. ... David Keith Stewart (born February 19, 1957 in Oakland, California) was a dominant right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Fury Gene Tenace, born Fiore Gino Tennaci (October 10, 1946 in Russellton, Pennsylvania), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played in the 1970s. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... Elmer William Valo ( March 5, 1921 - July 19, 1998) was a Major League Baseball player, coach and scout, making his debut on September 22, 1940. ... There are a number of famous people of this name including: Bob Welch (musician) Bob Welch (baseball player) Bob Welch (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Gus Edward Zernial (born June 27, 1923 in Beaumont, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball left-fielder and right-handed batter who played for the Chicago White Sox (1949-51), Philadelphia Athletics (1951-54), Kansas City Athletics (1955-57) and Detroit Tigers (1958-59). ...

Awards

In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Gordon Stanley Mickey Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962) was a catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 - July 21, 1967) was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play the game of baseball. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is a professional baseball player. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... Robert Clayton Shantz (born September 26, 1925 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1949-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1956), New York Yankees (1957-1960), Pittsburgh Pirates (1961), Houston Colt . ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... There are a number of famous people of this name including: Bob Welch (musician) Bob Welch (baseball player) Bob Welch (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Harry Gladwin Byrd (February 3, 1925 - May 14, 1985) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1950, 1952-53), New York Yankees (1954), Baltimore Orioles (1955), Chicago White Sox (1955-56) and Detroit Tigers (1957). ... Robert Edward Crosby (born January 12, 1980 in Lakewood, California) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 2003. ... Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually to the best managers in the American and National Leagues. ... Anthony LaRussa, Jr. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Eric Cesar Chavez (born December 7, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 1998. ... Raymond Earl Fosse (born April 4, 1947) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher who played primarily for the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics in the 1970s. ... Victor Pellot Power [a. ... Joe Rudi (born September 7, 1946) U.S. athlete, is a former Major League Baseball Player. ...

Retired numbers

Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 _ September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar mustache a twirl. ... Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 - October 24, 1972) became the first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ...

Managers, coaches, and executives

There is another former major league player named Billy Bean. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Anthony LaRussa, Jr. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 _ February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager and team owner. ... For the musician from Medeski Martin & Wood see: Billy Martin. ...

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Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 2001. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) was a professional American baseball player from 1967 to 1987. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is a professional baseball player. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the MVP award winner in 2000. ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, and in the opinion of many - including noted baseball historian Bill James - the best pitcher ever. ... George Edward Waddell (October 13, 1876 - April 1, 1914) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...

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