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April 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
It took the Angels 19 innings to reach disappointment Monday, losing to the Oakland Athletics, 10-8. The game will probably fade into the history books … or so the Angels' Josh Hamilton can only hope. The Angels went a little longer in the Oakland Coliseum to get to defeat in 1971 , losing 1-0 in 20 innings. It was a game that holds a place in team and, tragically, baseball folklore. The Angels' Tony Conigliaro struck out five times that night, lighting a fuse. The last came in the 19th inning, with Conigliaro getting tossed out for arguing the call.
November 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Cindy Chang
A lifelong Raiders fan is crediting his training as a Marine for his life-saving reaction to a woman who jumped from a ledge at Oakland Coliseum over the weekend. Out of the hospital and recovering, Donnie Navidad, 61, told local media he felt obligated to try and catch the woman after she leapt from third-floor seating onto a second-floor concourse about 45 feet down. “When you react to something you react without any hesitation at all and you just do what you got to do,” Navidad told KTVU.
July 19, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
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 26, 1989 | Associated Press
The Oakland Athletics missed a chance to clinch a tie for their second consecutive American League West title Monday night, but just barely. Fred Manrique hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, only the 15th of his 3 1/2-year major league career, giving the Texas Rangers a 3-2 victory at the Oakland Coliseum. Reliever Todd Burns came on in the eighth, trying to save Bob Welch's 18th victory.
The twice-delayed World Series might be headed for more difficulties because Mayor Art Agnos of San Francisco and baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent did not consult Oakland officials when deciding to resume the championships. Games 6 and 7, scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, if needed, could cause a conflict with Rolling Stones concerts Nov. 4-5 at the Oakland Coliseum, according to a report in today's San Francisco Chronicle.
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 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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 | Jim Peltz
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 | Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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