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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oakland Athletics - Home Stadiums



A. The Oakland Athletics franchise was established in 1901. The franchise was established in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics and was a founding member of the American League. The team has been known as:
Philadelphia Athletics 1901-1954
Kansas City Athletics 1955-1967
Oakland Athletics 1968-Present

B. The Athletics have played in the following home stadiums:
1. Columbia Park, Philadelphia
1901-08


2. Shibe Park / Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia
1909-54


3. Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, MO
1955-1967


4. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum / Network Associates Coliseum /
McAfee Coliseum / O.co Coliseum / Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland
1968-Present

Circa 1968


Circa 1990's

C. For more information on the Oakland A's, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/athl.shtml

For great information about the team's ballparks:
www.ballparks.com

D. Celebrate the A's uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Oakland Athletics and the history of the Oakland A's franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 18 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 18 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Oakland Athletics YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=udIxVxRmf1w or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Oakland-Athletics-c152/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

E. Stadium artwork
Please note that the actual original, hand drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 5 ballpark images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one A's fan. If you are interested in being the owner of this complete and original collection of Oakland Athletics ballpark images, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the A's.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 22, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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