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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oakland Athletics Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Oakland A's poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Oakland Athletics – The Team Name 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

2. Oakland Athletics – The Championship Record
Nine World Series Championships:
1910 defeated Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1
1911 defeated NY Giants 4 games to 2
1913 defeated NY Giants 4 games to 1
1929 defeated Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1
1930 defeated St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2
1972 defeated Cincinnati Reds 4 game to 3
1973 defeated NY Mets 4 games to 3
1974 defeated Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1
1989 defeated San Francisco Giants 4 games to 0

3. Oakland Athletics – Home Stadium History
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 (1966–1997) / Network Associates Coliseum (1998–2003) / McAfee Coliseum (2004–2007) / Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (2008–2010) / Coliseum (2011) / Coliseum (2012–2016) / Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (2017–2018) / RingCentral Coliseum (2019–2020) / Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (2021 - Present)
Oakland, 1968-Present

4. For more information on the Athletics, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:

For great information about the team's ballparks:

5. 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 or go directly to the artwork website 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 (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

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the A's.

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 !

Many thanks!!!


  1. You've mistakenly printed the home stadium for #3 as Municipal Stadium in Milwaukee, when in fact it was Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

  2. I'm looking for vintage Detroit Lions gear. Do you guys specialize in that?


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