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.
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 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.
July 27, 2013 |
OAKLAND -- A successful return to the rotation by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards on Saturday was marred by a rare meltdown by reliever Scott Downs, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run home run to Derek Norris in the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. Richards gave up three hits in five scoreless innings and left with a 1-0 lead, but a bullpen that suffered its second blown save in five games couldn't hold on, and the Angels fell 12 games behind the American League West Division-leading A's, matching their largest deficit of the season.
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.
October 22, 1989 |
A week ago, the Bay Area was giddy at the prospect of the great San Francisco-Oakland baseball war. All of that has changed. Tickets are being sold at face value. Many people simply don't want to go the game. There's no prospect of the usual celebration and civic outpouring that usually comes with victory. And then there's the more serious business of making sure Candlestick Park is safe for the game.
October 19, 1989 |
The home of the World Series-leading Oakland Athletics was pretty and peaceful Wednesday. Three groundskeepers at Oakland Coliseum were watering and mowing the lush green field. Frank Loza was limping where a large chest fell on his leg during Tuesday's earthquake, but he was feeling better already. "Normal day, here." Loza said. "Like nothing ever happened." Six miles north on Interstate 880, a 10-minute drive in normal traffic, it was a different story.
October 25, 1989 |
Mayor Art Agnos of San Francisco said Tuesday that Candlestick Park was structurally sound and was ready for Game 3 of the World Series Friday between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. The Series is scheduled to resume Friday at San Francisco's Candlestick Park after an 11-day delay because of last week's earthquake. It's the longest delay in Series history. "It's as safe as any facility can be, before or after an earthquake," Agnos said of the park.