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This Date in A's History

The A's have been doing interesting things for over a century. Here are a few of the most noteworthy things which happened on each particular day.

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12 runs in Extra Innings COMBINED? Pffft.

Yesterday the White Sox and Mariners combined to do what Texas once did all by its lonesome: score 12 runs in extra innings.

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Before Jason Collins, There was Glenn Burke

Long before Jason Collins, there was a former Oakland Athletic ahead of the times.

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Catfish and Braden: Perfection Decades Apart

The careers of Catfish Hunter and Dallas Braden were like night and day. But 42 years apart, they were equally perfect.

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A's and Angels seem to enjoy playing 2 games in 1

Believe it or not, last night wasn’t the longest game (in terms of innings) played by the A’s and Angels.

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This Date in A's History, April 23

A budding star leads a mediocre A’s team to victory in 1996.

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This Date in A's History, April 18

After opening up their inaugural season before 50,000 fans, the A’s treated a more modest crowd to their first-ever win at the Oakland Coliseum.

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This Date in A's History, April 17

A triumvirate of games highlight today’s segment.

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This Date in A's History, April 16

Dave Kingman was considered a one-dimensional ballplayer. Thankfully, the one thing he decided to be very good at was hitting baseballs a long way.

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This Date in A's History, April 15

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, we review the A’s players who have worn the Number 42.

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This Date in A's History, April 12

It’s never not a good day to reminisce about the days of Tim Hudson in an A’s uniform.

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This Date in A's History, April 11

The faceless A’s got off to a rousing start in 1977. The fun didn’t last long.

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This Date in A's History, April 10

Mike Norris gave the champion A’s a much-needed boost in April 1975. Oh what might have been for the would-be star.

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This Date in A's History, April 9

Who says history needs to be ancient? In this segment, we go all the way back to…2012

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This Date in A's History, April 8

Vida Blue and John “Blue Moon” Odom celebrated the A’s win in the 1972 ALCS by nearly coming to blows. For that reason we’ll keep them apart in today’s segment.

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This Date in A's History, April 7

Love him or hate him, a Reggie Jackson at-bat was not the time for a bathroom break.

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This Date in A's History, April 6

Not surprising that the A’s stole their way to victory in 1983. The surprise was the guy missing from the heist.

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This Date in A's History, April 5

Bob Welch owned April 5. Of course it helped to have a pretty awesome team behind him.

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This Date in A's History, April 4

The A's have played the Yankees three times on this date - and have won them all. We highlight them here.

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This Date in A's History, April 3

The A's obtained Dennis Eckersley from the Cubs in 1987 for three minor-leaguers. I think Oakland got the better of the deal.

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