Oakland Athletics Statistics Overview
The Oakland Athletics were established in 1901 and now play their home games at the O.co Coliseum. They are a member of the American League West Division. The Athletics have won nine World Series Titles and the American League Pennant on fifteen occasions. The franchise has qualified for the MLB playoffs fifteen times and has an overall record of 8438-8908. The Athletics biggest rivals are the San Francisco Giants.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 Oakland Athletics Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +3000
To Win the National League: +1600
Oakland Athletics 2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 93-67
Against the line: 97-62
Over vs Under: 70-84-6
Oakland Athletics Betting History
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2013 Oakland Athletics Schedule
The Oakland Athletics will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. The Athletics schedule will be different in 2013 as they will face the Houston Astros, who have moved to the American League West Division, on nineteen occasions. The O.co Coliseum is one of the smaller ballparks in Major League Baseball making Oakland Athletics tickets tough to get ahold off.
Oakland Athletics Franchise History:
The Athletics franchise was established as the Philadelphia Athletics in 1901 and was one of the charter members of the American League. The Athletics quickly put together a strong roster and won the World Series in 1910, 1911 and 1913. The franchise added back to back World Series triumphs in 1929 and 1930 before losing in the 1931 World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Athletics experience little more success in Philadelphia and moved to Kansas City in 1955. After twelve mediocre seasons the franchise moved again; this time to Oakland. The early years in Oakland were hugely successful with the franchise winning three straight World Series Titles from 1972 to 1974. The early 1980s was a lean period for the Athletics but by the late 1980s they started another dynasty winning three straight American League Pennants and two World Series Championships. By the 2000s the Athleitcs had one of the lowest payrolls in Major League Baseball but were still a dominant force in their division thanks largely to the ‘Moneyball’ management style of Billy Beane. Beane’s strategy has been questioned in recent seasons but the Athletics showed they could still be a force by winning the 2012 American League West Division Title.
Oakland Athletics Offensive Star: Yoenis Cespedes
After a stellar career in Cuba Yoenis Cespedes defected to the Dominican Republic in 2011 and in 2012 was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics. Many questioned the expensive contract the Athletics gave Cespedes but he rewarded them with a stellar first season in Major League Baseball. Despite missing thirty-three games through injury Cespedes finished the season with twenty-two homeruns and eighty-two RBI’s. With a year of major league experience under his belt Cespedes is set to have an even better year in 2013.
Oakland Athletics Defensive Star: Brett Anderson
Brett Anderson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2006 MLB draft. Before making his MLB debut Anderson was traded to the Oakland Athletics and represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2009 he was promoted to the main Athletics roster and broke the franchise record for most strikeouts by a rookie. Anderson followed this up with another solid year in 2010 but in 2011 suffered a shoulder injury that required Tommy John surgery. The left-hander returned late in 2012 and appeared to be suffering no ill effects from the surgery. If he can stay healthy Anderson has the ability to join the group of elite young pitchers in Major League Baseball.
Oakland Athletics Manager: Bob Melvin
Bob Melvin began his managerial career in 2003 with the Seattle Mariners. Melvin was not resigned by the Mariners after his two year contract expired but was named manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 2005 season. In 2007, he led the Diamondbacks to the National League West Division Title and was named National League Manager of the Year. The former catcher was replaced in 2009 and took a two year break before becoming manager of the Oakland Athletics midway through the 2011 MLB schedule. In 2012 Melvin led the Athletics to their first Division title since 2006 and was named American League Manager of the Year.
Oakland Athletics - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: American
Ballpark: O.co Coliseum
World Series Titles: 9 (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989)
League Pennants: 15 (1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Division Titles: 15 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012)
Playoff Appearances: 16 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012)
Overall Record: 8438-8908
Biggest Rivals: San Francisco Giants
Manager: Bob Melvin
General Manager: Billy Beane
Legenday Players: Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson
Oakland Athletics Schedule - MLB 2013