After winning back-to-back American League West Championships, the Oakland Athletics are poised to rise to go to the next level in 2014. Anchored by fan favorites including leadoff man Coco Crisp and third baseman Josh Donaldson (4th in A.L. MVP voting in 2013), plus an experienced and deep pitching staff, expectations are high for one of the American League's original eight charter franchises
The A's enthusiastic style of play and winning ways have captivated Bay Area fans. With almost 2 million fans through the gates for exhibition, regular, and postseason games, 2013 represented the A's fourth consecutive season of attendance, broadcast, and digital increases.
In 2014, join us as we celebrate the anniversaries of the 1974 & 1989 World Series championship teams, the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction of Tony La Russa, bobblehead promotions, themed fireworks shows, and much more.
Since their founding in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics, the team has won nine World Series titles, fifteen American League pennants, fifteen American League West Division Championships and has one Wild Card berth in its history.The Athletics rank second in total American League pennants and third among all Major League teams for World Series titles. Since moving to Oakland in 1968, the Athletics have five players enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame including Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, and Rickey Henderson.
Combined with National Football League games, special events and concerts held at the Coliseum, annual attendance reaches over 2 million spectators.