Oakland Athletics in History

Events in Sport

  • 1955-04-03 Balt Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)
  • 1955-04-22 KC Athletic's 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2
  • 1959-04-22 Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors
  • 1967-10-18 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
  • 1971-05-11 Cleveland's pitcher Steve Dunning hits a grand slam off Oakland Athletics pitcher Diego Seguí
  • 1971-10-05 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1972-10-12 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
  • 1973-10-11 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2
  • 1974-10-09 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • 1975-10-07 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1981-10-15 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1988-10-09 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1989-10-08 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1990-10-10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1992-10-14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-06-17 Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 2006-10-14 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1946-08-25 Rollie Fingers, relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, MVP/Cy Young-1981)
  • 1957-02-19 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California
  • 1959-04-25 Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1961-01-29 Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
  • 1965-02-17 Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
  • 1968-01-31 Steve Phoenix, US baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)

Deaths in Sport

  • 2016-02-17 Tony Phillips, American MLB player (Oakland Athletics), dies at 56