I've been reading AN for a few months now and joined SBN last month after following the blogs of the teams I like for months. I grew up watching baseball as a kid in the 60's but in 1972 I really fell in love with baseball and have been a fan ever since.
My memories of the A's goes back to those great 72, 73, 74 teams that won it all and were the last 3 in a row winner till the Yankees of the late 90's. I remember Rudi, Blue, Hunter, Jackson and the others and that is when I started liking the A's. Admittedly, they are not my all-time favorite team for I became a fan of two teams that my first memories of baseball came from.
Having said that, I am admittedly not a blind rabid supporter of these two teams for I like baseball and love to meet and share with the fans of other teams for I love to learn about all the MLB teams and who better to do so from than the fans of the team they support.
I also enjoy baseball history and the A's are rich in some great teams and history. I looked through the blog here and never did find any fan posts on the greatest A's team in history. If I missed it please let me know an I will pull this post down for I don't want to repeat something already covered.
So, there have been some great teams in the history of the A's, both in Philadelphia and in Oakland. What is your favorite team you remember? What is the greatest team in Oakland and the greatest team in Philadelphia in your opinion. Which team is the greatest in all of the A's history in your opinion? What team gets a honorable mention but didn't quite make it to greatness by not winning the series?
For me, my favorite A's team I remember was the 1972 A's. Its because it was the first World Championship in Oakland and I was impressed by the club when they smacked Detroit around (literally) in the playoffs. The best team I remember in Oakland was hard to pick for the 73 was a good ballclub, but I think the 1989 team was the best I ever saw come out of Oakland. With Henderson, McGwire and Canseco the offense was great and a great pitching staff led by Stewart. My vote for the greatest team in Philadelphia is for the 1929 A's. The 1910 team was great, but that '29 team I feel was unbelieveable. My honorable mention team is the 1988 A's. This could've been the all-time greatest A's team but they lost the Series. To me, the 1929 A's was the greatest A's team ever.... look at the number of Hall of Fame players on the roster. A great team!
Well, I look forward to your opinions and votes. If you differ please present the reasons why for I would love to learn more about your insights and knowledge of the A's. I hope this is good for discussion and I look forward to learning more from you all. Thank you for sharing.
87 votes total