Fixtures

MLB 04/23 23:05 - OAK Athletics vs NY Yankees - View
MLB 04/24 23:05 - NY Yankees vs OAK Athletics - View
MLB 04/25 23:05 - NY Yankees vs OAK Athletics - View
MLB 04/26 23:05 - BAL Orioles vs OAK Athletics - View
MLB 04/27 20:05 - BAL Orioles vs OAK Athletics - View
MLB 04/28 17:35 - BAL Orioles vs OAK Athletics - View

Results

MLB 04/22 17:05 - [25] OAK Athletics v NY Yankees [4] W 2-0
MLB 04/21 17:40 - [25] OAK Athletics v CLE Guardians [2] L 2-6
MLB 04/20 22:10 - [25] OAK Athletics v CLE Guardians [2] L 3-6
MLB 04/19 23:10 - [25] OAK Athletics v CLE Guardians [2] L 2-10
MLB 04/17 19:37 - [11] STL Cardinals v OAK Athletics [12] W 3-6
MLB 04/17 01:40 - [20] STL Cardinals v OAK Athletics [23] L 3-2
MLB 04/16 01:40 - [11] STL Cardinals v OAK Athletics [11] L 3-1
MLB 04/14 20:07 - [22] WAS Nationals v OAK Athletics [24] W 6-7
MLB 04/13 20:07 - [4] WAS Nationals v OAK Athletics [3] L 3-1
MLB 04/13 01:40 - [21] WAS Nationals v OAK Athletics [24] W 1-2
MLB 04/11 18:35 - [26] OAK Athletics v TEX Rangers [10] W 1-0
MLB 04/11 00:05 - [25] OAK Athletics v TEX Rangers [12] L 2-6

Wikipedia - Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics (often referred to as the Oakland A's) are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. The Athletics compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West Division. The team currently plays its home games at the Oakland Coliseum, with plans to temporarily move to Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento, California, for the 2025–2027 seasons (with an option for the 2028 season), prior to their permanent move to Las Vegas. The nine World Series championships, fifteen pennants, and seventeen division titles that the A's have won throughout their history is the second-highest in the American League after the New York Yankees.

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the team was founded in Philadelphia in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. They won three World Series championships in 1910, 1911, and 1913, and back-to-back titles in 1929 and 1930. The team's owner and manager for its first 50 years was Connie Mack, and Hall of Fame players included Chief Bender, Frank "Home Run" Baker, Jimmie Foxx, and Lefty Grove. The team left Philadelphia for Kansas City in 1955 and became the Kansas City Athletics before moving to Oakland in 1968. Nicknamed the "Swingin' A's", they won three consecutive World Series in 1972, 1973, and 1974, led by players including Vida Blue, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers, and owner Charlie O. Finley. After being sold by Finley to Walter A. Haas Jr., 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 2002, the Athletics set the record for most consecutive wins in a season with twenty, an event that would go on to be the pioneering step in the application of sabermetrics in baseball.

Following the California Golden Seals' relocation to Cleveland in 1976, the Golden State Warriors' move across the bay to San Francisco in 2019, and the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas in 2020, the Athletics were left as the sole remaining professional sports team in Oakland. However, on April 20, 2023, the Athletics announced they had entered a land purchase agreement with Red Rock Resort located near Las Vegas, Nevada to build a new ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip, finalizing the Athletics plans to relocate from Oakland and move to the Las Vegas Valley. After the Athletics complete their move, this will leave no professional sports teams within the Oakland city limits, although residents will still have access to professional games by sports teams located in other cities in the metropolitan area. On May 9, 2023, the Athletics switched their planned location in the Las Vegas area to the site of the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel and casino, which will be demolished to construct a 33,000-seat partially retractable ballpark and a 1,500-room hotel and casino. By June 15, 2023, Nevada governor Joe Lombardo signed an MLB stadium funding bill known as SB1 into law after the bill was approved by the Nevada Legislature, and the Athletics officially announced they would begin the relocation process. On November 16, 2023, MLB owners unanimously approved the Athletics' request to relocate to the Las Vegas area. Before the scheduled move to Las Vegas in 2028, the team will play in West Sacramento, California at Sutter Health Park (home of the San Francisco Giants' Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats) for the 2025–2027 seasons (with an option for the 2028 season if necessary). While in West Sacramento, the team plans on being referred to as simply the "A's" and "Athletics," with no city name attached.

From 1901 through the end of 2023, the franchise's overall win–loss record is 9,260–9,766–87 (.487). Since moving to Oakland in 1968, the Athletics have an overall win–loss record of 4,545–4,294 (.514) through the end of 2023.

History

The history of the Athletics Major League Baseball franchise spans from 1901 to the present day, having begun in Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City in 1955 and then to its home in Oakland, California, in 1968. 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.

Team name and "A" logo

The Athletics' name originated in the term "Athletic Club" for local gentlemen's clubs—dates to 1860 when an amateur team, the Athletic (Club) of Philadelphia, was formed. The team 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. A later version of the Athletics played in the American Association from 1882 to 1891.[]

The familiar blackletter "A" is one of the oldest sports logos still in use. An image in Harper's Weekly with the rival Brooklyn Atlantics shows that the "A" appeared on the original Athletics' uniform as early as 1866.

Elephant mascot

After New York Giants manager John McGraw told reporters that Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe, who owned the controlling interest in the new team, had a "white elephant on his hands", team manager Connie Mack defiantly adopted the white elephant as the team mascot, and presented McGraw with a stuffed toy elephant at the start of the 1905 World Series. McGraw and Mack had known each other for years, and McGraw accepted it graciously. By 1909, the A's were wearing an elephant logo on their sweaters, and in 1918 it turned up on the regular uniform jersey for the first time.[]

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. This is rumored to have been done by Finley in order to appeal to fans from the region who were predominantly Democrats at the time. (The traditional Republican Party symbol is an elephant, while the Democratic Party's symbol is a donkey.) Since 1988, the Athletics' 21st season in Oakland, an illustration of an elephant has adorned the left sleeve of the A's home and road uniforms. Beginning in the mid-1980s, the on-field costumed incarnation of the A's elephant mascot went by the name Harry Elephante, a play on the name of singer Harry Belafonte. In 1997, he became Stomper, debuting Opening Night on April 2.

The OAK Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They are a member of the American League West division and have a rich history dating back to their founding in 1901. The team has won nine World Series championships and fifteen American League pennants, making them one of the most successful franchises in baseball history.

The Athletics are known for their strong pitching staff and solid defense, which has helped them win many close games over the years. They play their home games at the Oakland Coliseum, which has been their home since 1968. The stadium has a seating capacity of over 46,000 and is known for its unique design, including the iconic "Mount Davis" seating area in the outfield.

The team's colors are green, gold, and white, and their logo features an elephant, which has been a symbol of the team since the early 1900s. The Athletics have a loyal fan base, known as the "Green and Gold Army," who are known for their passion and dedication to the team.

Overall, the OAK Athletics are a storied franchise with a rich history and a bright future ahead of them. With a talented roster and a strong fan base, they are sure to continue to be a force in the American League for years to come.