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    Oakland Athletics Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Oakland Athletics to get you started: 

    Established:1901 
    Stadium:Oakland Coliseum 
    Colors:Green, gold & white
    Hall of Famers:Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter & Reggie Jackson 
    Hall of Fame General Managers: None
    Rivals:San Francisco Giants & Philadelphia Phillies 
    Legends:Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue, Dave Stewart, Jason Giambi, Mark McGwire, Bert Campaneris, Daven Henderson & Sal Bando 
    Retired Numbers:6: 9, 24, 27, 34, 42 & 43 
    League: American League
    Division:West Division
    World Series Championships: 9: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1989 

    Oakland Athletics History

    The Athletics lived in three separate cities before calling Oakland home in 1968. They were originally a charter member for the American League when they were known as the Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954), and were quite successful winning five World Series (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929 & 1930) before moving to Kansas City (1955-1967 and no World Series) before finally settling in Oakland in 1968. 

    The move to Oakland proved to be a good one compared to when they stayed at Kansas City, as within three years of the move to California, the A’s made it to their first postseason since their 1931 World Series defeat. They made it to the American League Championship Series (ALCS) in 1971, although it ended in heartbreak as they crashed out to the Baltimore Orioles. 

    However, it proved to be the kick starter of a very successful period for the A’s and they ended up winning the next three World Series in four years. They claimed the three-peat from 1972 to 1974 as well as making the ALCS in 1975 although it ended in a defeat to the Red Sox. 

    The next 12 years were ones to forget as the A’s struggled to be competitive for much of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Their next postseason showing occurred in 1981 when they defeated the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series (ALDS), before going out to the Yankees in the ALCS. 

    From there, they finished fourth four times between 1982 to 1986. They finally moved up to being third in 1987 which started another golden age for Athletics. The late ‘80s and early ‘90s saw the Athletics make three World Series appearances from 1988 to 1990, while only managing one win in 1989 over the San Francisco Giants after the A’s won the ALCS over the Toronto Blue Jays. 

    They defeated the Giants in straight games winning the World Series 4-0 ending a 15-year drought. The A’s then completed another successful five years when they met the Blue Jays in the 1992 ALCS, but couldn’t assert their dominance and they fell to the Canadien side 4-2. 

    The 2000s were only remembered for one thing, as general manager Billy Beane (who had been general manager since 1998) and Paul DePodesta implemented and changed baseball, as they entered the ‘Moneyball’ era. 

    The ‘Moneyball’ era was based on sabermetrics to implement a winning team using statistics and it really kicked in 2002 following back-to-back ALDS defeats to the Yankees. While that was one of the reasons, the other reason was that they couldn’t compete with the Yankees who had a payroll of $120 million to the A’s $38 million. 

    The 2002 season saw the A’s lose star players such as Jeremy Giambi, Johnny Damon, and Jason Isringhausen all of which had been crucial in previous years for the Athletics. 

    Upon using the ‘Moneyball’ method, DePodesta helped Beane sign players who were mainly undervalued and underappreciated by looking at stats. They were mainly free agents and only looked at one thing, runs to help the team win. 

    In return, the duo and the A’s signed Scott Hatteberg, David Justice, Ray Durham, Chad Bradford, Billy Koch among others. These moves were met with some criticism from the fanbase, hierarchy and even the general public thought were just blatantly weird and thought they were ruining the franchise. 

    After a slow start to the A’s new era, the team managed to have a late surge by winning 20 consecutive games (equal fifth-longest winning streak in the MLB). The team made it to their third ALDS in three years, but their late-season charge wasn’t enough as they fell to the Minnesota Twins. 

    They made it to their fourth consecutive ALDS, this time going down to the Boston Red Sox, before making another appearance two years later, this time progressing from the ALDS as they defeated the Twins to meet the Detroit Tigers in ALCS, but the latter prevailed winning the series 4-0 in 2006. 

    The A’s since 2012 have had two mini golden periods without once again claiming the World Series, where they made it to two consecutive ALDS’s but lost to the Tigers on both occasions. They backed it up with another postseason appearance in 2014 but this time couldn’t get past the American League Wildcard Series (ALWCS) as the Kansas City Royals progressed. 

    Their next period of sustained success occurred between 2018 to 2020. However, they only managed to get to the first stage of the postseason crashing out of the ALWCS in 2018 (fell to the New York Yankees) and in 2019 (lost to the Kansas City Royals). 

    In 2020, they kept their postseason record alive appearing for the third consecutive time, after finishing first in the American League West Division by ending the regular season with a 36-24 record (the 2020 season was shortened due to COVID-19, the league played 60 games instead of the traditional 162 games). 

    It meant that the winners had to play off in the ALWCS, as the A’s progressed making light work of the White Sox. They advanced to the ALDS for the first time in seven years but fell to the Houston Astros ending the A’s charge.

    The Athletics finished in third place in the AL West, with a season record of 86-76. They finished nine games behind the Astros, who won the AL West. The Athletics did not make the playoffs in the 2021 season.

    The Oakland Athletics finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with a record of 60-102, which put them in last place in the American League West Division. They did not qualify for the playoffs in 2022. Oakland had yet another disappointing year and now rumors of them moving out of the Bay Area within the coming years continue to rise.

    Expert 2023 Picks & Preview on Oakland Athletics

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Athletics’ chances closer to the start of the 2023 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Oakland Athletics, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022 season. Do the Oakland Athletics have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2022?

    After a fire sale the Oakland Athletics are expected to have a long and difficult season this year. They have lost three of their best players from last season and unless Moneyball is in the air this won’t be a fun year. 

    Preview on the Oakland Athletics’ Manager: Mark Kotsay

    Kotsay is coming into his first season managing a Major League club. Following a lengthy nearly two decade career with several teams he jumped right into coaching. He spent the last six seasons as a coach with the Oakland Athletics. 

    He will have a stripped down team to work with this season after the Athletics basically had a fire sale over the off-season and didn’t get to re-sign any big name guys. 

    It will be interesting to see how he does in his first season of managing a big league ball club. Especially in such a difficult division like the American League West. 

    Preview on the Oakland Athletics’ Key Player: Jed Lowrie

    Lowrie is coming into his 14th Major league season. This will be his third stint with the Oakland Athletics after spending time with the team from 2013-14 and again from 2016-2018. 

    He should do well in a ballpark and a division he knows all too well at this point in his Major League Baseball career. Despite getting up there in years played and age Lowrie should still give the A’s a productive year.

    Preview on the Oakland Athletics’ Next Best: Elvis Andrus

    After spending the entirety of his career with the Texas Rangers, Andrus now finds himself in the Bay Area with the Oakland Athletics. This will be his 13th Major League season. 

    Andrus is still a productive player whether it be in the field or at the plate. He’s not the flashy guy who is going to lead a team but he shows up everyday and puts in a lot of work and is as dependable as they come. 

    He should be able to put together a decent 2022 in his new ballpark, as he will face the same teams he’s used to facing in the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros.

    Oakland Athletics Betting & Odds Preview 2023

    The 2022 season is over and we take a look back at the Oakland Athletics betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Athletics before the start of the previous season:

    The Oakland Athletics were given +2000 odds to win the 2022 American League West division this season. Their odds to win the American League Pennant were +4000 prior to the season starting. 

    While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +9000. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 70.5, With odds of (-110) for the over and (-125) for the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 86-76.

    Their odds to win their division are the lowest odds in the division. While their odds to win the American League pennant are the second-lowest out of 15 teams. They rank 25th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season.

    Oakland Athletics FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Oakland Athletics? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Oakland Athletics play?  

    The Oakland Athletics play at the Oakland Coliseum. 

    Who owns the Oakland Athletics? 

    John F. Fisher owns the Oakland Athletics. 

    Have the Oakland Athletics won an MLB World Series?

    The Oakland Athletics have won nine World Series in 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1989. 

    Who is the Oakland general manager?

    David Forst is the general manager of the Oakland Athletics.

    Do the Oakland Athletics play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Oakland Athletics are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about the upcoming Oakland Athletics games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Oakland Athletics record?

    The Oakland Athletics had a 2022 record of 60-102. 

    Did the Oakland Athletics win last night?

    Fans of the Oakland Athletics are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Oakland Athletics worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Oakland Athletics are worth $1.18 billion. 

    Who do the Oakland Athletics play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Oakland Athletics play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Oakland Athletics?

    You can watch Oakland Athletics games on NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Bay Area, ESPN, Fox and Fox Sports 1. 

    Will the Oakland Athletics make the playoffs this year?

    The Oakland Athletics did not make the postseason in the 2022 season after finishing last in the American League West Division with a 60-102 record.

    When do the Oakland Athletics play?

    Oakland Athletics fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Oakland Athletics finish the season?

    The Oakland Athletics finished last in the American League West in 2022. 

    How many games did the Oakland Athletics win?

    The Oakland Athletics won 60 games in the 2022 season.