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Athletics - Notable Historical Events

Connie MackDec 20, 1940

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Athletics - Historical Events
Date Event
1871-10-30

Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Association baseball pennant

1876-04-22

1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Phila Athletics 6-5

1876-05-25

1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)

1876-06-14

1st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Phila Athletics)

1876-06-27

1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics)

1880-04-24

Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England

1882-10-28

Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association

1902-11-21

1st night football game, Phila Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0

1902-11-21

Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League

1908-07-29

St Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Phila Athletics

1911-05-19

Phila Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series

1912-09-07

Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit

1914-01-28

1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)

1916-02-15

NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500

1922-08-20

1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris

1930-07-25

Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland

1939-05-16

1st AL night game, Phila Shribe Park (Indians 8, Athletics 3 in 10)

1940-12-20

Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000

1947-06-15

1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)

1955-04-03

Balt Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)

1959-04-22

Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors

1967-06-17

Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)

1967-10-18

AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams

2003-06-17

Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

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Athletics - Birthdays
Date Event
1920-06-22

Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator

1922-09-01

Joe Astroth, East Alton, Illinois, MLB player (Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics), (d. 2013)

1931-01-05

Walter Davis, 10th World Championships in Athletics Helsinki 2005

1931-04-24

Lou DiMuro, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1937-9-13

Ed Napoleon, Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees

1940-07-03

Cesar Tovar, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1942-06-01

Ken McMullen, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1942-11-19

Larry Haney, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1946-08-25

Rollie Fingers, relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, MVP/Cy Young-1981)

1951-01-23

Charlie Spikes, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1954-11-30

Juan Berenguer, Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

1956-10-01

Vance Law, Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox

1956-9-17

Thad Bosley, Anaheim Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

1959-9-25

Geno Petralli, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1960-01-12

Tim Hulett, Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles

1961-01-29

Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)

1961-04-26

Curtis Wilkerson, Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

1963-05-27

Ed Nunez, Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles

1964-08-13

Tom Prince, Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins

1965-02-17

Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)

1965-06-17

Mike Magnante, Anaheim Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

1965-07-25

Torey Lovullo, Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins

1965-08-04

Matt Merullo, Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox

1965-10-26

Gil Heredia, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1966-01-21

Chris Hammond, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1966-02-13

Jerry Browne, Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles

1966-04-14

Greg Myers, Anaheim Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

1968-01-27

Rusty Meacham, Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

1968-01-31

Steve Phoenix, US baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)

1969-01-27

Phil Plantier, Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins

1969-12-14

Scott Hatteberg, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1970-01-09

T.J. Mathews, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1970-05-16

Jim Mecir, Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins

1970-08-09

Pat Mahomes, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1971-05-18

Rich Garces, Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

1971-06-28

Ron Mahay, Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers

1973-01-19

Chris Stynes, Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

1981-10-30

Muna Lee, 10th World Championships in Athletics Helsinki 2005

1984-07-25

Javier Culson, 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Berlin 2009

Athletics - Deaths
Date Event
1982-06-07

Lou DiMuro, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1994-07-14

Cesar Tovar, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

1994-08-29

Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator, dies at 74

2016-04-05

Legendary Chelmsford athletics coach William 'Bill' Cornell dies in Florida home aged 76


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