Oakland Athletics Tickets
Often called the A’s, the Oakland Athletics are a professional, major league baseball (MLB) team based in Oakland, California. The A’s compete in the American League (AL) West division. Established in 1901, the franchise has won a total of 9 World Series championships, the third most of all MLB teams. In addition, the A’s have won 15 AL Pennants, and 16 West division titles. The Oakland Athletics play their home games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 2017 MLB season will be the A’s 50th season in Oakland. If you want to get the Oakland Athletics tickets, they are available here.
The franchise was established in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. The team was based in Philadelphia till 1954. During their stay in Philadelphia, the Athletics won three World Series titles, in which two championships were won back-to-back (1929, 1930). This was the team of Hall of Famers like Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx, Frank “Home Run” Baker and Chief Bender. The Athletics were then owned by Connie Mack, who was also their manager.
The Philadelphia Athletics moved to Kansas City in 1955 and were renamed the Kansas City Athletics. The Athletics were based in Kansas City till 1967. In Kansas City, the Athletics remained unimpressive throughout and did not make the playoffs even once or won their division. The Athletics in 1968 moved to their present location, Oakland. The Oakland Athletics, as they were renamed, have won 4 World Series Championships (including three back-to-back in 1972, 1973, 1974), and 6 AL Pennants. This was largely due to ballplayers such as Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rickey Henderson and Dennis Eckersley.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is popularly known as the Oakland Coliseum. It is a multi-purpose stadium and the last remaining stadium shared by two professional teams, the Oakland Athletics and the Oakland Raiders. The stadium’s seating capacity varies, but for baseball games, it can seat as many as 47,170.
The Athletics’ management, since long, has been looking to have a new stadium, the one which is specifically built for baseball. So far, there is no definitive word on whether the team will relocate to another home field.
The Athletics’ historic rivalry has been against the Philadelphia Phillies, which essentially died when the Athletics left Philadelphia. The Athletics’ current rivalry is against the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, the latter being known as the Bay Bridge Series. The A’s have the upper hand in both of these rivalries.
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An Interesting Fact about the A’s
The multi award winning 2011 Hollywood movie Moneyball showed how the Athletics used evidence-based sabermetrics to compete in the league, despite their financial constraints. Brad Pitt played the role of Billy Beane, the current Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations of the A’s.