1989 World Series

My favorite day in baseball history: Game 4 of the 1989 World Series This day in baseball history in 1989 was the greatest day of my entire life. I was eight years old and it’s an entire series that I will never forget, the 1989 World Series. I know it’s hard to say it was the best day of my life, given the 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake that devastated both San Francisco and Oakland. My heart goes out to every single person who wa injured or lost someone they loved that day but this series meant the world to me. […]

OTD in Baseball History: Athletics SWEEP the Giants in the ...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! The A’s rich history is filled with so many historic moments but which one was truly the luckiest? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Mike Petriello of MLB.com wrote about each franchise’s luckiest moments. For the Oakland Athletics, he definitely found one. In 1966 the then-Kansas City A’s had the second overall pick in the draft. With the No. 1 pick, the New York Mets chose a catcher named Steve Chilcott, who ended up injuring his shoulder in the minor leagues and never even made it to the majors. The Athletics had to settle for a […]

With the A’s rich history, which moment was truly the ...

Dave Henderson 1958-2015 Dave Henderson, lovingly known around Oakland as simply “Hendu,” passed away Sunday from cardiac arrest, approximately a month after having undergone a kidney transplant. He was just 57 years old. While I don’t know much about his career prior to 1988 when he signed with Oakland, I do know that he spent time in Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco and finished his career with the Kansas City Royals. What I can tell you is that he was one of my childhood heroes, playing center field for the A’s with his friendly demeanor towards the fans and his […]

Remembering Dave Henderson