OAKLAND AS
Oakland Athletics (1968 - Present)
Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967)
Oakland Athletics (1968 - Present)

The Oakland Athletics are one of the American League eight charter franchises. In 1955, they began as a major league club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Kansas City, Missouri. In 1968, The Athletics moved to Oakland, California. The current nickname, the commonly known "A's", is a byproduct of a name change between 1968 and 1981 and is even more commonly known than the official franchise name.

The Oakland Athletics have won nine World Championships: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989 and fifteen Pennants: 1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1931, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990.

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Athletics HOF'ers

Philadelphia Athletics Hall of Famers:
Connie Mack, Manager- 1937
Eddie Plank, Pitcher- 1946
Rube Waddell, Pitcher- 1946
Mickey Cochrane, Catcher- 1947
Lefty Grove, Pitcher- 1947
Jimmy Fox, First Basemen- 1951
Al Simmons, Pitcher- 1953
Chief Bender, Pitcher- 1953
Frank Baker, Third Baseman- 1955


Oakland Athletics Hall of Famers:
Catfish Hunter, Pitcher, 1987
Rollie Fingers, Pitcher- 1992
Reggie Jackson, Right Fielder- 1993
Dennis Eckersley, Pitcher- 2004
Ricky Henderson- 2009