Thursday, October 4, 2012

Throwback Thursday: 1989 Oakland A's

This afternoon The Oakland A’s Clinched the division tittle over the back to back AL Champion Texas Rangers. Against all odds with players who were cast offs from other teams came out of nowhere to win 94 games and capture the AL West title. With Oakland in the playoffs and the bay area once again buzzing about the green and gold the A’s are in the playoffs looking to do something they haven’t done since 1989 which is win a world championship and that’s our subject today the 1989 Oakland A’s.

Back in 1989 the A’s were the best team in baseball winning 99 games which was a league best that season. Guys like Mark Mcgwire, Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckerseley  and Dave Stewart dominated baseball and made teams respect and ultimately fear Oakland. Dave Stewart was 21-9 with a 3.32 ERA and arguably the most dominate pitcher that year. The line up featured Dave Parker, Mark Mcgwire, Rickey Henderson and was one of the best offenses in Baseball the A’s balance of speed,power, pitching made them contenders. Once they got to the playoffs though they made sure that nobody would stop them. They beat the Toronto BlueJays in dominant fashion 4-1 in the 1989 ALCS. Ricky Henderson was the ALCS MVP. They would play the crosstown rival San Francisco Giants and sweep them in 4 games winning by 3 runs or more in all of them to capture the 1989 World Series championship, Dave Stewart was the World Series MVP. The 2012 version of the A’s start their quest towards a championship for the 1st time since 1989 as they square of with Triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera and the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers.



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