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Random A's Highlights

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While I'm still trying to figure out what to do next with this blog, King Kamala's post about the A's 20th straight win in 2002 in offseason thread reminded me that I recently tripped upon some old A's highlights. This past season was the A's 40th year in Oakland and they had some Top 40 Moments poll, which I didn't even realize until after the season, but I guess on MLB.com at one point they posted a ton of old A's clips. I think they've been taken down off the A's site since then but by accident I found them with a url to the Cubs website of all places.

 

Almost all the clips from the 70's and 80's were old MLB home video footage but there were some cool 90's and 2000's clips in there with many of them having the radio call by the legendary Bill King. Here are the more choice ones that I found, or were at least the ones that were still working. I was disappointed that the clip to Ramon Hernandez's game winning bunt single in Game 1 of the '03 ALDS was not working.

 

October 18, 1988 vs. Los Angeles - Mark McGwire's forgotten walk off in Game 3 of the '88 World Series

 

June 29, 1990 at Toronto - Final out of Dave Stewart's no hitter

 

August 15, 1990 vs. Boston - Mark McGwire walk off grand slam

 

October 1, 2000 vs. Texas - Final out of division clinching win

-Was at this game and it was my birthday too.

 

August 12, 2001 vs. New York - Jason Giambi walk off to sweep the Yankees

 

September 1, 2002 vs. Minnesota - Miguel Tejada walk off for 18th straight win

 

September 4, 2002 vs. Kansas City - Scott Hatteberg walk off for record 20th straight win

-Covered this game in a prior entry.

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