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A Green and Golden Anniversary

Big numbers from the Oakland A’s half century in the Home.


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Illustration by Learinza Morris

 

On April 17, 1968, the Athletics played their first game at the Oakland Coliseum. Now, 50 years later, the club is celebrating its golden anniversary all season long by fêting many of its most legendary players and teams during special events at the stadium. In honor of this Home baseball milestone, orderpizzaonlinewalledlakemi rounds up some of the most impressive numbers put up by the A’s during their five decades in Oaktown.

4
World Series championships (1972, 1973, 1974, 1989).


American League championships (1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990).

2
Consecutive seasons that one A’s player hit 40+ home runs (Khris Davis, 2016–2017).

243
Most home runs hit by the team in a single season (1996).

2
Oscars won by a former Coliseum peanut vendor (Tom Hanks, 1994, 1995).

6
Oscar nominations for a film about the team (Moneyball, 2011).

20
Most consecutive wins by the A’s in a single season (2002).

104
Most games won by the A’s in a regular season (1988).

130
Bases that Rickey Henderson stole in 1982 (the most ever by an MLB player in a single season).

301
Most strikeouts thrown by an A’s pitcher in a single season (Vida Blue, 1971).

320
Most career games saved by an A’s reliever (Dennis Eckersley).

2,900,217
Highest attendance during a single season (1990).

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