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Top 5 A's moments in Coliseum history

@MartinJGallegos
January 25, 2021

OAKLAND -- The Coliseum has been home to the A’s since their relocation from Kansas City in 1968. Over the span of those five-plus decades, the A’s have gone through different eras of dominance. From the Swingin’ A’s dynasty of the '70s that captured three straight World Series titles to

The story behind A's elephant logo

@MartinJGallegos
January 21, 2021

OAKLAND -- The image of an elephant on the left sleeve of A’s jerseys is often met with confusion by outsiders. Of all the fit and fierce creatures in the animal kingdom, why is the selection to represent the “Athletics” organization a slow-moving mammoth? Turns out the elephant logo --

The 5 best single games by A's pitchers

@MartinJGallegos
January 18, 2021

OAKLAND -- Since the A’s were formed in 1901, there has been a bevy of spectacular performances from the many legends to play during the club’s stints in Philadelphia, Kansas City and Oakland. Hall of Famers like Lefty Grove and Catfish Hunter left their marks years ago. Then, at the

These A's legends would make great statues

@MartinJGallegos
January 14, 2021

OAKLAND -- The A’s remain hopeful in getting a new waterfront ballpark built near downtown Oakland in the next few years after navigating through current roadblocks in finalizing the project due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The eventual move out of the Oakland Coliseum figures to be an emotional one, even

Best A's hitting performances in a game

@MartinJGallegos
January 11, 2021

OAKLAND -- Since the A’s were formed in 1901, there have been a bevy of spectacular performances from the many legends to play during the club’s stints in Philadelphia, Kansas City and Oakland. Such Hall of Famers as Jimmie Foxx and Reggie Jackson left their mark years ago, while current

Players who spent time with both A's, Giants

@MartinJGallegos
January 8, 2021

OAKLAND -- Residing on opposite ends of the Bay Bridge for nearly six decades, the A’s and Giants have intertwined in each other’s history, from the 1989 Battle of the Bay World Series to the annual Interleague series between the two clubs to determine the winner of "The Bridge" trophy.

Here are the A's best seasons by position

@MartinJGallegos
January 4, 2021

The A's have had an abundance of legends and Hall of Famers come through their franchise over their stints in Philadelphia, Kansas City and Oakland. Though some of those players are responsible for some of the best seasons in franchise history, other players without the same kind of longevity have

The best A's player to wear each number

@MartinJGallegos
December 28, 2020

When you combine the club's stints in Philadelphia, Kansas City and Oakland, the list of legends who have donned an A's uniform becomes quite impressive. We've compiled a list of the best player to wear each uniform number in A's history. Note: They aren't on this list, but don't forget

How they came to be called the A's

@MartinJGallegos
December 21, 2020

Despite a few relocations over the past century or so, the “Athletics” nickname has stood as one of the oldest in professional sports. The origin of the team name dates to the 1860s, when it was adopted by the Athletic Club of Philadelphia’s amateur baseball team. That squad turned professional

The 5 best seasons from A's on the mound

@MartinJGallegos
December 14, 2020

Since the A’s were formed in 1901, there have been a lot of spectacular campaigns put together over the course of a single season, whether it be from the club’s stint in Philadelphia, Kansas City or Oakland.

Here's every Rule 5 player in A's history

@MartinJGallegos
December 12, 2020

The A’s have been one of the more active clubs in the Rule 5 Draft since moving to Oakland in 1968. It’s not easy to find those diamonds in the rough, but in recent years, the A’s have found players who have been able to stick as regular contributors, such

A's Top 5 all-time Winter Meetings moves

@MartinJGallegos
December 7, 2020

OAKLAND -- The A’s haven’t been known to make high-profile moves at the Winter Meetings, but many low-key transactions that resulted from discussions at the event have contributed to the start of impressive runs for the club over the years. This year, things will look a bit different as teams

How the Bay Bridge Trophy came to be

@MartinJGallegos
November 20, 2020

The rivalry between the A’s and Giants has always been viewed as a rather tame feud when compared to other heated rivalries around Major League Baseball, aside from their showdown in the 1989 World Series, of course. In recent years, however, efforts have been made to spice things up between

A's best players not in Cooperstown

@MartinJGallegos
November 16, 2020

There are 14 players representing the A's in the Hall of Fame when you combine the franchise's stints in Philadelphia, Kansas City and Oakland. With such a rich history that dates back over a century, you can be sure to find players along the way who many feel are Hall

Joe Morgan's most memorable moments

Hall of Famer was no ordinary Joe
@goodforball
October 12, 2020

Good teams seemed to follow Joe Morgan around. Need proof? Not until Morgan arrived from the Houston Astros in a five-player trade before the 1972 season did Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine begin firing on all cylinders. Morgan proved integral to the Reds’ World Series triumphs in 1975 and ’76. The

A's top general managers: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career while with that club. These rankings are for fun

A’s Top 5 managers: Gallegos’ take

@MartinJGallegos
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players and managers by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career while with that club. These rankings are

A's Top 5 relievers: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career while with that club. These rankings are for fun

A's Top 5 lefty starters: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player's career while with that club. These rankings are for fun

A's Top 5 RH starters: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player's career while with that club. These rankings are for fun

'Moneyball' Draft still paying off for A's

Swisher pick in 2002 laid groundwork for current rotation
@AndrewSimonMLB
May 19, 2020

Few Draft hauls in history have been put in the spotlight as much as the Athletics’ class of 2002. That was the “Moneyball” Draft, the one featured as part of Michael Lewis’ renowned book about the A’s and general manager Billy Beane’s revolutionary team-building (which also became an Oscar-nominated film).

A's Top 5 designated hitters: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career while with that club. These rankings are for fun

A's Top 5 right fielders: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career while with that club. These rankings are for fun

Stockton at heart of Braden's immortality with A's

Two nearby towns share in cult hero's remarkable journey to perfection
@MartinJGallegos
May 9, 2020

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Walk through the entrance gates of Banner Island Ballpark and one of the first things that will catch your eye as you look out into left field is a white and red No. 50 Dallas Braden jersey adorning the forest green outfield wall. A few rows behind

A's Top 5 center fielders: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career while with that club. These rankings are for fun