The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. The club is a member club of the American League West division. The team plays its home games at the Oakland Coliseum. The Athletics’ overall win–loss record is 9,064–9,476. They have won nine World Series Championships.
About Oakland Athletics in brief
The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. The team was founded in Philadelphia in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. They won three World Series championships in 1910, 1911, 1913, and back-to-back titles in 1929 and 1930. In 1963, when the A’s were located in Kansas City, then-owner Charlie Finley changed the team mascot from an elephant to a mule, the state animal of Missouri. The A’s made their Bay Area debut on Wednesday, April 17, 1968, with a 4–1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at the Coliseum, in front of an opening-night crowd of 50,164. The Athletics’ overall win–loss record is 9,064–9,476. The team won three consecutive pennants and the 1989 World Series behind the \”Bash Brothers\”, Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, as well as Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson and manager Tony La Russa. In 1997, the on-field costumed incarnation of the A’s elephant mascot went by the name Harry Elephante. He took his current form, Stomper, during Opening Night on April 2, 1997. The club is a member club of the American League West division. The team plays its home games at the Oakland Coliseum. They have won nine World Series Championships. In the days of the early American League, the standings listed the club as ‘Athletic’ rather than ‘Philadelphia’.
Eventually, the city came to be used for the name of the team as with the other major league clubs. The name originated in the term “Athlets’ for local gentlemen” in Philadelphia. A later version of the Athletics played in the American Association from 1882 to 1891. It later turned professional through 1875, becoming a charter member of the National League in 1876, but were expelled from the N. L. after one season. After being sold by Finley to Walter A. Haas Jr., the team won 3 consecutive World Championships in 1972,1973,1974, led by players including Vida Blue, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, ace reliever Rollie Fingers, and colorful owner Charlie O. Finley. After moving to Oakland, the Athletics’ name never appeared on either home or road uniforms. In the early days, the team usually had only a script left front, and the cap and uniform usually had the same logo on it and the same emblem on it. Upon moving toOakland, an illustration of an elephant has adorned the left sleeve of the home and road uniforms, and on the road uniforms an emblem was added to reflect the fact that the team is based in the city of Oakland. Since 1988, the Athletics’ 21st season in Oakland,. the Athletics have played their home games in the Coliseum.