Sure the Oakland Athletics are a far, far cry from the Philadelphia Athletics, who played in the city from 1901-54, but the arrival of the Bay Area team for this weekend’s series gives us a chance to look back.
Here at Phillies Nation we’ve written a bit about the Athletics and their history in Philadelphia. Some of our work is below:
- We recently had two experts on the Athletics on the Phillies Nation Podcast. Listen to the whole podcast here.
- Back in 2013 we hosted the Philly Dream Series, pitting the 2008 Phils against the 1929 Athletics. It was a doozy, going to a decisive game seven.
- Read about how the Athletics got tangled up in some anti-drinking laws in Philadelphia.
- And this weekend is Athletics Weekend at Shibe Vintage Sports. Check out some special deals, and Saturday a few guests will be on hand to talk about Philly baseball history.