Based in Oakland, California, the Oakland Athletics is a professional baseball franchise that plays for the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. To date, the team has won nine World Series titles, fifteen AL Pennants, fifteen West Division titles and one Wild card berth.
The baseball team was initially formed as the Philadelphia Athletics in 1901. Between 1910 and 1913, the team gained tremendous success by winning three out of the four World Series in Philadelphia. The notable players included Chief Bender, Jimmie Foxx, Frank "Home Run" Baker and Lefty Grove who had also been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In 1955, the team moved to Kansas and changed its name to the Kansas City Athletics. During its time in the Kansas City, the team could not make an impact on the audience through its games. Hence, the franchise shifted to Oakland in 1968. Here, the team won three back-to-back World Series Championships from 1972 to 1974. It also won three pennants in a row as well as the 1989 World Series. However, the team has never appeared in the World Series since 1990.
Since 1968, the Oakland Athletics team has been playing its home games at the O.co Coliseum. You would love to watch the baseball game at this venue mainly due to clean amenities and courteous staff. To top this off, the seats are pretty cool and offer great view of the game. Some people might think that it is an old outdated stadium but you get to feel the rich history of the facility every time you go there for a game. You can also stand on the concourse to get closer to the action packed performance of the players which makes up for a great baseball experience.
The Oakland Athletics Experience
The Oakland Athletics game is always loud and wild because the energy of the fans and players is just great. The fans have so much fun and really know how to get the rally going. It is great to see the true A’s fans support their team when they are at their lowest point during the game. In other words, there is nothing like going to see the A's game.
By becoming the 2012 Western Division Champions, the A’s have surprised the sports analysts, commentators and fans alike. Whether the team wins or loses, people love to watch the A’s game at the O.co Coliseum. It is for this reason that the Oakland Athletics tickets are in great demand. The players are friendly and personable; you can pose for photographs and get autographs from your favorite players at the end of the game.