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Tours are available when the team is not playing. Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society 6 N. org 800-318-0483 This museum celebrates the history of the Athletics during their 54 seasons in Philadelphia. 47 INDEX Bailey, Andrew, 38 Baker, Frank, 12, 14 Bando, Sal, 8, 27 Barry, Jack, 12 Beane, Billy (general manager), 35–36, 38 Bishop, Max, 16, 20 Blue, Vida, 29 Braden, Dallas, 40 Byrd, Harry, 20 Cahill, Trevor, 40 Campaneris, Bert, 24, 27, 28 Canseco, Jose, 28, 30, 31, 32 Chavez, Eric, 38, 40 Cochrane, Mickey, 14, 20 Collins, Eddie, 12 Crosby, Bobby, 38 Davis, Harry, 13 Davis, Storm, 31 Duncan, Dave, 27, 29 Dykes, Jimmy (player and manager), 19–21 Eckersley, Dennis, 29, 31 Fingers, Rollie, 8, 28 Finley, Charlie (owner), 5, 9, 23–24 Foxx, Jimmie, 14, 16, 20 Giambi, Jason, 37, 38 Giambi, Jeremy, 37 Grieve, Ben, 38 Grove, Robert “Lefty”, 15, 20 Haas, George, 16, 20 Haren, Dan, 38 Henderson, Dave, 31 Henderson, Ricky, 31, 32 Howell, Jay, 29 Hudson, Tim, 38 Hunter, Jim “Catfish”, 8, 9, 27, 28 Jackson, Reggie, 6, 7, 8, 27, 28 Jeter, Derek, 37 Johnson, Arnold (owner), 22, 23 Joost, Eddie, 21 LaRussa, Tony (manager), 31 Long, Terrance, 37 Mack, Connie (manager and owner), 11–12, 17, 19, 20–21, 22–23 Mack, Earle, 22–23 Maris, Roger, 23 McGwire, Mark, 28, 30, 31 McInnis, John, 12 Miller, Bing, 16 Monday, Rick, 27 Moore, Mike, 31 Mulder, Mark, 38 Odom, Johnny, 27 Plank, Eddie, 12 Polonia, Luis, 29 Posada, Jorge, 37 Seybold, Socks, 12 Shantz, Bobby, 20 Shibe Park, 16 Simmons, Al, 14, 16, 19 Steinbach, Terry, 29 Stewart, Dave, 28–29, 30, 31, 32 Swisher, Nick, 38 Tejada, Miguel, 35, 38 Tenace, Gene, 7 Waddell, Rube, 12 Walberg, Rube, 20 Weiss, Walt, 30 Welch, Bob, 29, 30, 31, 32–33 Williams, Dick, 9 World Series 1905, 12 1910, 12 1911, 12, 14 1913, 12 1914, 13 1929, 13, 16, 19 1930, 17 1931, 17, 19, 20, 30 1972, 6, 7, 8, 28 1973, 6, 8, 28 1974, 5, 6, 8, 28 1988, 31 1989, 31, 32–33 1990, 31, 33 Zito, Barry, 35, 38 Rudi, Joe, 5, 9, 28 About the Author Brian Howell is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado.

Beane’s ideas were Beane came up with a way Under Beane’s direction, to build the team on a budget. the A’s became very competi- He and his staff developed a tive. They won AL West Division 36 OAKLAND ATHLETICS The Great Giambino In 2000, 200 , first baseman Jason Giambi became the ninth player in A's became histor to win the AL MVP Award. 333 with 43 home runss and 137 RBIs in 2000. He nearly won the award in 2001, as well. Giambi later went on to star for the New York Yankees and to play for the Colorado Rockies.

Although the A’s were competitive during that time, they never made it back to the World Series. Oakland lost 3–2 in the AL Division Series (ALDS) every year from 2000 to 2003. Perhaps the most heartbreaking loss for A’s fans was in 2001. After taking both games at Yankee Stadium, the A’s returned to Oakland need- ing just one win to advance. With Oakland down 1–0 in the bottom of the seventh, A’s outfielder Terrence Long drilled a ball into right field. Slow-footed Jeremy Giambi made it from first to third and was waved home.

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