September 26, 1989 |
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.
April 30, 2013 |
OAKLAND - Monday night merged into Tuesday, and on and on the Angels and Oakland Athletics played, their game stretching so far into the wee hours of the morning that the cows were home and tucked into bed long before it was over. It was the longest time of game in Angels history, 6 hours and 32 minutes, and it went 19 innings, one shy of the franchise record for innings, the teams combining to use 40 players and throw 598 pitches. But it ended all too suddenly for the Angels, as Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer off Angels reliever Barry Enright at 1:41 a.m. PDT to give the Athletics a grueling 10-8, 19-inning walk-off victory in the Oakland Coliseum and send the Angels (9-16)
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.
July 27, 2013 |
OAKLAND -- Angels Manager Mike Scioscia could not remember the last time Scott Downs gave up a home run. Neither could Downs, the veteran left-hander who has been one of the team's most reliable relievers this season. It had been that long. Downs had also made 29 consecutive appearances without giving up a run, one shy of Francisco Rodriguez's franchise record of 30 set in 2006, but that streak came to a quick and painful end Saturday when Downs' first pitch of the seventh inning was hit for a pinch-hit, two-run home run by Derek Norris.
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."