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A Quick Tip by Scotman

  • Jun 13, 2010
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It's always fun to watch an Oakland A's / SF Giants game. The A's are a tough team; the famous Worlds Series game when SF was hit with a 7.2 earthquake was a moment to remember. It's even more fun when the A's lose to the Giants! Let's go, Giants! The A's plan to move elsewhere, but SF will still have their combatant across the Bay.
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review by . November 15, 2012
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"Loser" is not a word we throw around. In baseball, we certainly wouldn't dream of applying it to a team which has won the World Series nine times, a number surpassed only by the Saint Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees. Nor is it a word that frequently gets applied to baseball managerial legend Connie Mack, a man who won more ballgames than any other manager. As with so many other aspects of baseball - or all of professional sports, for that matter - there are some hidden things that exist between …
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SF Giants / Oakland A's Rivalry:

The A's have also established a strong geographic rivalry with the San Francisco Giants. It is generally acceptable in Northern California (unlike in other two-franchise baseball markets like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago) to identify oneself as a fan of both baseball teams. The teams faced each other in the 1989 World Series, which the A's won in a four-game sweep, interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake. During that series, caps were sold with both team's insignias on the front, and the respective colors making up half the hat.

The Giants and A's also enjoyed a limited rivalry at the start of the 20th century prior to the emergence of the Yankees when the Giants were in New York and the A's were in Philadelphia. The teams were managed by managing legends John McGraw and Connie Mack, who were friendly rivals and considered to be the premier managers during that era. Each team played in 5 of the first 15 World Series (tying them with the Red Sox and Cubs for most World Series appearances during that time period). The Giants and A's met in 3 World Series, with the Giants winning in 1905, and the A's emerging victorious in 1911 and 1913.

After a decade-plus of interleague play, the A's hold a 43–36 edge against the Giants head-to-head through May 29, 2010[6]. In addition, the A's have played in six World Series (winning four of them) ...

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League: American League
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Championships: 9
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