Oakland Athletics Book - Gift Details
Heres your chance to relive the Athletics finest moments with this Los Angeles Times newspaper book, featuring reprints of reports written at the time.
Things get underway with a host of World Series triumphs in 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929 and 1930 when, while based in Philadelphia, they beat the Chicago Cubs twice, the New York Giants twice, and the St Louis Cardinals. Thereafter, the teams continued success is covered in depth, along with the other milestone moments in the Atheletics history.
Further World Series wins in 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1989 are also included, as the Athletics beat the Reds, the Mets, the Dodgers and the Giants. A couple of runner-up apparances are also in there, while the book is peppered throughout with coverage of the 15 West Division titles won between 1971 and 2012. And, of course, the incredible 20-game winning run of 2002, made famous by Brad Pitt in the film Moneyball, is also present and correct.
Game time aside, the book looks at the American Leagues approval of the Atheltics move first from Philly to Kansas in 1955 and then from Kansas to their current home in Oakland in 1968. Theres also plenty of coverage on Rickey Hendersons 1,000th stolen base from May 1992.
As for the book itself, it measures in at an impressive 12.5 x 15”, with the choice of two striking editions – both gold-embossed for free. The first is our original burnt sienna cover, made with an antique-style coat; beautifully contrasting the book’s originally reported black and white content.
The second is our unrivalled, premium black leather hardback, frequently chosen for its effortlessly simple design. Not only does this leather book include the black and white re-mastered content, this edition features full-color pages from 2006 onwards, merging your team’s definitive history into a precious contemporary keepsake.
Your Oakland Athletics Book Personalized
Personalize your Oakland Athletics Book by adding the recipient’s Name up to 22 characters, gold-embossed for free on the cover and a Message up to 150 characters on the certificate of the title page.
If you want to make this gift stand out from the rest, opt for our premium black leather hardback, with color-pages from 2006 onwards, so your present becomes unmatched in presentation and meaning.
Your Personalized Oakland Athletics Book is a collection of vast reports created by the LA Times archive. Reproduced to an impressive tabloid 12.5 x 15” collectable, your text will be printed exactly as you have entered it, so please double check spelling, punctuation and capitalization. Accents and other symbols cannot be printed.