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ATHLETICS TIMELINE
1901-1921 | 1922-1941 | 1942-1961 | 1962-1981 | 1982-Present
Timeline 1962-1981
1962  - Charlie Finley is denied permission to move the Athletics to Dallas-Ft. Worth.
1964  -

Charlie Finley fires Ed Lopat (17-35) as manager of the A's, replacing him with Mel McGaha.

1966  - John "Blue Moon" Odom blanks the Senators for 8 1/3 innings in the nightcap to run the A's scoreless string to 45 1/3 innings.
1967  - Kansas City pinch-running specialist Allan Lewis ties the ML record with 2 steals as a pinch runner in one inning.
1968  -

The A's debut at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum by losing 4-1 to Baltimore.
The A's move to Oakland in 1968 where they began a new era under Manager Bob Kennedy. They finish with a record of 82-80.
Oakland's Catfish Hunter pitches a perfect game against the Twins, winning 3-0. The 22-year-old hurls the first AL regular season perfecto in 46 years striking out 11 and driving in all 3 A's runs.

1970  - Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener. The Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation.
1971  -
Reggie Jackson

The Orioles overcome 2 Reggie Jackson HRs to complete a sweep of Oakland in the LCS with a 5-3 victory.

1972  - The A's win the first of three World Series, with the surprise hero of Gene Tenace, who became the first player to homer in his first two WS at-bats, earning him the MVP trophy. They defeated Cincinnati Reds in a seven game series..
1973  - Catfish Hunter throws a 5-hitter as Oakland wins 3-0 to take the AL flag. The A's beat the New York Mets in the World Series, 4-3, with Reggie Jackson taking MVP honors.
1974  -
Reggie Jackson

Joe Rudi hits Dodgers Mike Marshall's first pitch for a homer to give the the A's a third 3-2 win in the five-game series and clinch a third straight World Championship for the team. Dick Green, the A's second baseman, put on a brilliant defensive exhibition throughout the five-game Series and Rollie Fingers was named the Series MVP.

1976  - The A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson and Ken Holtzman, together with a minor league pitcher, to the Orioles.
1977  - Rickey Henderson of the Modesto A's (California League) steals 7 bases to tie the minor league record. Henderson will steal 95 in 134 games.
1978  - The U.S. Court of Appeals upholds an earlier court decision in support of Commissioner Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976. Finley's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court will be rejected on October 2nd.
1979  -

At Oakland, only 653 fans show up to watch the A's beat the Mariners 6-5.

1980  - Oakland's Rick Langford (13-9) defeats the Mariners 11-3 for his 17th consecutive complete game, the most in the majors since 1953.
1981  - After winning their first 8 games of the season on the road, the Oakland A's pound Seattle 16-1 in their home opener before a crowd of 50,256.
1901-1921 | 1922-1941 | 1942-1961 | 1962-1981 | 1982-Present