The Oakland Athletics Keep Rolling
The Oakland Athletics, more commonly referred to as just the “A’s,” hold the distinction for having the longest regular season winning streak in all of Major League Baseball. As told in the bestselling book Moneyball (and the movie of the same name starring Brad Pitt), the A’s general manager used statistics to put together a great team on a bare bones budget. Today, this method of evaluating players has become more commonplace, but tickets to Oakland Athletics games are still big selling items thanks to the popularity that this generated. If you’re going to be in Oakland anytime soon, this is one team that you should check out.
Founded in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics, the A’s are currently one of the five teams based out of California. Before moving to California, though, the team moved from Philly to Kansas City for a few years during the 1950s and ‘60s. They finalized in Oakland in 1968, and today are one of the more popular American League teams on the West Coast. With many greats playing for the team over the years like Connie Mack, Home Run Baker, Rickey Henderson, Rollie Fingers, and Dennis Eckersley, the A’s have seen some ups and downs recently, but thanks to great management and a strong base of players and a decent farm system, they are quite strong. They have won 9 World Series Championships since their inception, most recently in 1989. This makes them one of the most successful teams in the Major Leagues on a historical basis.
The next time you are in the Bay Area, tickets to Oakland A’s games are going to be a great way to spoil your friends and family members that are along with you. It doesn’t matter if you are here for work or play, catching in a ball game is a fun way to unwind and relax for a few hours. The Oakland Alameda Coliseum is one of the oldest ballparks in all of MLB right now, too, as it’s been open since 1968. Games here are fun, and it’s a beautiful area to kick back in.