Great Moments In Baseball History: The 1974 A’s Beat Dodgers To Win Third Straight World Series Title
It doesn’t happen often: In fact, it’s only been done by two clubs in MLB history. Winning three straight World Series is an amazing task, and only the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics can lay claim to the achievement. The 1974 A’s were a crazy team, of course, but they proved themselves on the field … again.
Great Moments In Baseball History: The 1972 Oakland A’s Bring World Series Title To Bay Area For The First Time Ever
The New York Giants moved west in 1958, and the Kansas City Athletics joined them in the Bay Area a decade later. Both franchises had enjoyed successes in the east, winning five World Series apiece in New York and Philadelphia, respectively. But the first 18 combined seasons in Northern California saw both teams come up short of the promised land. All that changed in 1972 when the Oakland A’s won the first of three straight World Series championships.
A Baseball Hall of Famer returned to his roots last night in Modesto.