Franchise Timeline

1960 - Charlie Finley purchases controlling interest in the Kansas City Athletics.

1961 - The Kansas City A's hit 3 consecutive triples in a game-deciding, 5-run 3rd inning while trimming the Yankees 9-6 after a first-game loss 6-1.

1962 - Charlie Finley is denied permission to move the Athletics to Dallas - Ft. Worth.

1964 - Charlie Finley fires Ed Lopat (17-35) as manager of the A's, replacing him with Mel McGaha.

1966 - John "Blue Moon" Odom blanks the Senators for 8 1/3 innings in the nightcap to run the A's scoreless string to 45 1/3 innings.

1967 - Kansas City pinch-running specialist Allan Lewis ties the ML record with 2 steals as a pinch runner in one inning.

1968 - The A's debut at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum by losing 4-1 to Baltimore. The A's move to Oakland in 1968 where they began a new era under Manager Bob Kennedy. They finish with a record of 82-80. Oakland's Catfish Hunter pitches a perfect game against the Twins, winning 3-0. The 22-year-old hurls the first AL regular season perfecto in 46 years striking out 11 and driving in all 3 A's runs.