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Looking at baseball's winningest seasons

1906 Cubs, 2001 Mariners top list with 116-win campaigns
@dohyoungpark
December 17, 2021

With 116 victories in 2001, the Mariners tied the record for the most wins in a 162-game season, set more than a hundred years earlier, by the 1906 Cubs. But since Chicago accomplished its feat in a shorter season, that club still boasts the best winning percentage of all time

10 players you forgot were A's

@goodforball
December 1, 2021

OAKLAND -- It's a rich irony that the man most responsible for the A's tendency to keep players for an abbreviated tenure briefly passed through Oakland himself during his Major League career. He reputedly possessed considerable talent, having been selected in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1980 Draft

The 5 best seasons from A's on the mound

@MartinJGallegos
December 1, 2021

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.

Athletics' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

Five of the A's luminaries in the Baseball Hall of Fame have enjoyed the honor of having their number retired by the organization. That select roster is impressive: Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter and Reggie Jackson. Yet, it's also quite exclusive for a club with such a

Top 5 A's moments in Coliseum history

@MartinJGallegos
December 1, 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

How they came to be called the A's

@MartinJGallegos
December 1, 2021

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

A's best players not in Cooperstown

@MartinJGallegos
December 1, 2021

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

The best A's player to wear each number

@MartinJGallegos
December 1, 2021

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

10 biggest trades in Athletics history

December 1, 2021

OAKLAND -- The A's wheel and deal like no other. They've long sparked intrigue -- and, of course, a divergent dialogue -- with their creative choreography when it comes to roster building. When other teams zig, as they say, the A's zag. That's been the mantra under Billy Beane's watch,

Here are the A's best seasons by position

@MartinJGallegos
December 1, 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 top A's Draft pick from every season

@MartinJGallegos
July 14, 2021

The last time the A’s held the 25th overall pick in the MLB Draft, they found a franchise player by the name of Matt Chapman. They hoped to find a similar talent with the 25th selection of this year’s Draft, which took place on July 11. Here’s a look at

Best Opening Day moments in A's history

@MartinJGallegos
March 31, 2021

OAKLAND -- Opening Day has brought plenty of memorable moments for the A’s over the years. Many of those have materialized at the Coliseum, most when Matt Olson completed a rare feat with his walk-off grand slam against the Angels last season. Here’s a look at the top five Opening

The A's five best homegrown Draft picks

@MartinJGallegos
February 15, 2021

OAKLAND -- If you need an example of how important homegrown talent is, just look back at the best teams in Athletics history. From the Swingin’ A’s dynasty in the 1970s to the powerhouse clubs that reached the World Series three straight years from ’88-90, one common theme in the

Who should be next to join A's Hall of Fame?

@MartinJGallegos
February 12, 2021

OAKLAND -- Since the introduction of the Oakland A’s Hall of Fame in 2018, there have been 12 key figures of the organization inducted into the prestigious club. Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Dave Stewart and Charlie Finley were the members of the inaugural class.

The Top 5 debut seasons in A's history

@MartinJGallegos
February 1, 2021

OAKLAND -- Since the A’s were formed in 1901, there has been a bevy of spectacular individual seasons from the many legends to play during the club’s stints in Philadelphia, Kansas City and Oakland. Those are even more special when they come in a player’s first season with the team,

A's win? 'Celebrate good times, come on!'

@MartinJGallegos
January 28, 2021

OAKLAND -- Whenever the A’s finish off a win at the Coliseum, it’s a celebration. Seriously, “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang blares over the stadium’s speakers. They say real music can stand the test of time, and that has been the case with this gem. It is still going

The story behind A's elephant logo

@MartinJGallegos
12:54 PM PST

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'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

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