December 7, 2013 |
Commissioner Bud Selig told the Oakland Athletics six months ago that they would not be allowed to move to San Jose, attorneys for Major League Baseball said in a court filing Friday. The formal notification letter was not included in the filing, but MLB attorneys wrote that Selig "was not satisfied with the club's relocation proposal. " The rejection of the proposed move was "his final decision," according to the filing. However, the decision was specific to that proposal and was not a judgment that the A's would not be allowed to move at all, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. It is expected that the league would consider a new proposal once the court case -- filed by the city of San Jose -- is resolved.
October 24, 1989 |
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.
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.
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 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.