The Oakland A’s Report

by Bill Chuck on September 23, 2013

Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the A’s beat up wrapped up the Minnesota Twins 11-7 yesterday for their first win as 2013 AL West champions.

Oakland had clinched the division earlier in the afternoon in the 3rd inning when news spread that Kansas City’s Justin Maxwell‘s 10th inning two-out walkoff grand slam beat the Rangers, 4-0, eliminating Texas.

Oakland is ending the season strong having won won four straight and 13-of-16 to move a season-high 30 games over .500.

Today, the A’s and their fans are celebrating “Merry Clinchmas”

Nine to Know

The Oakland A’s 2005-13

Rk Year G W L W-L% Finish Playoffs Managers
1 2013 156 93 63 .596 1st of 5 Bob Melvin (93-63)
2 2012 162 94 68 .580 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-2) Bob Melvin (94-68)
3 2011 162 74 88 .457 3rd of 4 Bob Geren (27-36) and Bob Melvin (47-52)
4 2010 162 81 81 .500 2nd of 4 Bob Geren (81-81)
5 2009 162 75 87 .463 4th of 4 Bob Geren (75-87)
6 2008 161 75 86 .466 3rd of 4 Bob Geren (75-86)
7 2007 162 76 86 .469 3rd of 4 Bob Geren (76-86)
8 2006 162 93 69 .574 1st of 4 Lost ALCS (4-0) Ken Macha (93-69)
9 2005 162 88 74 .543 2nd of 4 Ken Macha (88-74)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/23/2013.

Only the Yankees (51) and Dodgers (27) have more postseason appearances than the A’s

Rk Year Tm Lg W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs ▾ Managers
1 1989 Oakland A’s AL West 99 63 0 .611 1st of 7 Won WS (4-0) Tony LaRussa (99-63)
2 1974 Oakland A’s AL West 90 72 0 .556 1st of 6 Won WS (4-1) Al Dark (90-72)
3 1973 Oakland A’s AL West 94 68 0 .580 1st of 6 Won WS (4-3) Dick Williams (94-68)
4 1972 Oakland A’s AL West 93 62 0 .600 1st of 6 Won WS (4-3) Dick Williams (93-62)
5 1930 Philadelphia A’s AL 102 52 0 .662 1st of 8 Won WS (4-2) Connie Mack (102-52)
6 1929 Philadelphia A’s AL 104 46 1 .693 1st of 8 Won WS (4-1) Connie Mack (104-46)
7 1913 Philadelphia A’s AL 96 57 0 .627 1st of 8 Won WS (4-1) Connie Mack (96-57)
8 1911 Philadelphia A’s AL 101 50 1 .669 1st of 8 Won WS (4-2) Connie Mack (101-50)
9 1910 Philadelphia A’s AL 102 48 5 .680 1st of 8 Won WS (4-1) Connie Mack (102-48)
10 1990 Oakland A’s AL West 103 59 0 .636 1st of 7 Lost WS (4-0) Tony LaRussa (103-59)
11 1988 Oakland A’s AL West 104 58 0 .642 1st of 7 Lost WS (4-1) Tony LaRussa (104-58)
12 1931 Philadelphia A’s AL 107 45 1 .704 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3) Connie Mack (107-45)
13 1914 Philadelphia A’s AL 99 53 6 .651 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-0) Connie Mack (99-53)
14 1905 Philadelphia A’s AL 92 56 4 .622 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-1) Connie Mack (92-56)
15 2006 Oakland A’s AL West 93 69 0 .574 1st of 4 Lost ALCS (4-0) Ken Macha (93-69)
16 1992 Oakland A’s AL West 96 66 0 .593 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-2) Tony LaRussa (96-66)
17 1981 Oakland A’s AL West 64 45 0 .587 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (3-0) Billy Martin (64-45)
18 1975 Oakland A’s AL West 98 64 0 .605 1st of 6 Lost ALCS (3-0) Al Dark (98-64)
19 1971 Oakland A’s AL West 101 60 0 .627 1st of 6 Lost ALCS (3-0) Dick Williams (101-60)
20 2012 Oakland A’s AL West 94 68 0 .580 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-2) Bob Melvin (94-68)
21 2003 Oakland A’s AL West 96 66 0 .593 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-2) Ken Macha (96-66)
22 2002 Oakland A’s AL West 103 59 0 .636 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-2) Art Howe (103-59)
23 2001 Oakland A’s AL West 102 60 0 .630 2nd of 4 Lost LDS (3-2) Art Howe (102-60)
24 2000 Oakland A’s AL West 91 70 0 .565 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-2) Art Howe (91-70)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/23/2013.

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