Oakland Athletics

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Previously known as Philadelphia Athletics (1901-54), Kansas City Athletics (1955-67)

Franchise Record:

  • (1901-2015) 8,759-9,235-87 (.487)
  • (1968-2015) 4,044-3,763-1 (.518)

Post Season Record:

  • (1905-2016) 82-76 (.519)
  • (1968-2016) 58-57 (.504)

World Series Titles: 9 (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989)

American League Pennants: 15 (1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990)

Postseasons: 26 (1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Ballparks: Oakland Coliseum (April 17, 1968-) (48,219)

Franchise Players: Eddie Collins, Eddie Plank, Chief Bender, Home Run Baker, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire

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Team History[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Nancy Finley: Finley Ball: How two outsiders turned the Oakland A's into a dynasty and changed the game forever, Regnery History, Washington, DC, 2016. ISBN 978-1-62157-477-4
  • Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1
  • David M. Jordan: The A's: A Baseball History, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7864-7781-4
  • Michael Lewis: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 2003. ISBN 978-0393057652
  • Bruce Markusen: Baseball's Last Dynasty: Charlie Finley's Oakland A's, Masters Press, Dallas, TX, 1998.
  • Jorge L. Ortiz: "How the Raiders' L.A. limbo impacts the Oakland Athletics", USA Today Sports, January 13, 2016. [1]
  • Jason Turbow: Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA, 2017. ISBN 9780544303171

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