Personalized Oakland Athletics History Book - Gift Details
Here’s your chance to relive the Athletics finest moments with this Oakland Athletics 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 Athletics’ 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 appearances 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 Athletics’ move first from Philly to Kansas in 1955 and then from Kansas to their current home in Oakland in 1968. There’s also plenty of coverage on Rickey Henderson’s 1,000th stolen base from May 1992.
As for the book itself, it measures in at an impressive 12.5 x 15 inches, bound in a burnt sienna cover. Made with an antique-style finish, the cover beautifully contrasts the book’s originally reported black and white content, for the ultimate Oakland Athletics memorabilia.
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.
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.