June 23, 1995 |
Oakland officials are expecting Raider owner Al Davis to officially agree today to return his football team to the city it deserted 13 years ago. The board of directors of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum plans to authorize stadium president George Vukasin to prepare the documents at a morning meeting. Davis is expected to add his signature from Los Angeles. "We expect a letter of intent will be faxed up to us," said Oakland City Councilman Dick Spees, "but it's not done until it's done.
January 26, 1995 |
Developers Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann reached an agreement Wednesday to buy the Oakland Athletics in a deal that would keep the team at the Oakland Coliseum for the next 10 years. The Haas family had put an $85-million price tag on the club--about $30 million less than market value--provided the new owners keep it in Oakland. The deal must be approved by 10 of 14 American League owners and eight of 14 National League owners.
July 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK - For the pride of Cuba, and for the excitement of America, this is the home run derby we would like to see: Yoenis Cespedes versus Yasiel Puig . Cespedes won the All-Star game home run derby Monday, beating Bryce Harper in the final round. Cespedes said he would have had no problem beating Puig, his Cuban countryman. "Not to be disrespectful to him at all, but I know him from Cuba," Cespedes said through an interpreter. "This is not the type of competition he would be able to excel at. He's not really a home run hitter, so I believe I would win. " Puig, the Dodgers' phenom, might be more of a line-drive hitter, but he has eight home runs in 151 at-bats.
October 13, 1989 |
Oakland authorities are reporting a serious hitch in their attempts to entice the Los Angeles Raiders back to the East Bay city, with the Oakland A's baseball team objecting to some of the renovations planned for the Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
June 21, 2012 |
Before Nathan Eovaldi took the mound Wednesday, Manager Don Mattingly praised the 22-year-old pitcher for being "unflappable" in the face of meager run support this year. "He hasn't complained, you don't see him getting down," Mattingly said. Good thing, because the Dodgers again left Eovaldi with almost no cushion for error, scoring only one run against the Oakland Athletics in the right-hander's six innings of work. That wasn't nearly good enough, as Oakland left-hander Tommy Milone tossed a three-hitter -- his first career complete game -- in the Athletics' 4-1 win at Oakland Coliseum, their second victory in the teams' three-game interleague series.
July 26, 2013 |
The Angels scored as many runs in the fifth and sixth innings against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night as they did in their previous four games combined. They had more hits with runners in scoring position (six) in the game than they totaled in their previous eight games (five). The floodgates didn't open -- the Angels didn't come close to their season highs for runs and hits -- but the offense definitely flowed more freely in an 8-3 victory in the opener of a crucial four-game series against the American League West-leading A's at the Oakland Coliseum.
September 29, 2013 |
Blue legacy Sandy Koufax won three Cy Young awards, all unanimously. When Orel Hershiser won in 1988, the vote was unanimous. When Clayton Kershaw wins the National League Cy Young award this year, the vote ought to be unanimous too. He led the major leagues in earned-run average for the third consecutive season, this time with a 1.83 mark that was the lowest since 2000, when Pedro Martinez put up a 1.74 -- and won unanimously. Kershaw led the NL with 232 strikeouts. He finished second in innings, with a career-high 236. He started 33 games and gave up zero or one earned run 19 times.
June 21, 2012 |
OAKLAND - Josh Lindblom sat silently in front of his locker in the cramped Dodgers' clubhouse with his shoulders slumped and his head down. The reliever had just surrendered a three-run, walk-off home run to the Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes, giving Oakland a 4-1 win and a sweep of the three-game interleague series at the Oakland Coliseum. But it was the Dodgers' batters who slumped badly again Thursday afternoon as the team suffered its fifth loss in seven games. Key lapses on bunt plays in the ninth inning also hurt.
July 19, 2000 |
Randy Johnson grew up in Livermore, near Oakland, and he remembers sitting in the stands with his Little League teammates, dreaming of pitching in the Oakland Coliseum. "It's the most exciting ballpark for me to pitch in because I used to come here and watch the Oakland A's," he told Ann Killion of the San Jose Mercury News. "I consider this home. I want to pitch well in front of my family and friends."
September 17, 2013 |
OAKLAND -- Michael Kohn came within one strike of escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, the Angels reliever striking out Daric Barton with his team employing a five-man infield and getting ahead of Josh Donaldson with two strikes. But Kohn, on his 35th pitch of the inning, left an 0-and-2 fastball up, and Josh Donaldson lined it into center field for a run-scoring single to give the Oakland Athletics a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Angels at the Oakland Coliseum.