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Oakland Athletics
Fast Facts About The A's
Brief History
2015 Prediction: 1st in the West
After New York Giants manager John McGraw told reporters that Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe, who owned the controlling interest in the new team, had a "white elephant on his hands," Mack defiantly adopted the white elephant as the team mascot.
The Athletics began in 1901 in Philadelphia. They then moved to Kansas City in 1955. They finally ended up in Oakland in 1968.
The A's set an AL record by winning 20 consecutive games in 2002
The 2002 season was depicted in the hit movie Moneyball
“But we've always been obsessed in Oakland with not being the cute small-market story that came and went.” -Billy Beane
Season Leaders
Home Runs-Josh Donaldson (29)
RBI's-Josh Donaldson (98)
Hits-Josh Donaldson (155)
Wins-Scott Kazmir (15)
Saves-Sean Dolittle (22)
4th in runs
21st in Batting Average
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