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This Date in A's History

Before they were stars: A's scouting reports

Barry Zito was compared to Bill "Spaceman" Lee, it took a lot of money to sign Mark McGwire because his dad was a dentist, Eric Chavez was only a fair student in high school ... and other insights gleaned from old scouting reports.

Catfish and Braden: Perfection Decades Apart

The Oakland A's have two perfect games. The men that threw them could not have been any different. Except where it counted.

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

The A's and Angels played a 20-inning affair in 1971. Oakland won that one, too.

Those wacky and wonderful A's of the early '70's

The 1973 A's are coming home to Oakland today. Most people in attendance won't know or remember them. This writer does.

This Date in A's History, April 23

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

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.

This Date in A's History, April 17

A triumvirate of games highlight today’s segment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.