Wednesday, April 21, 2021


21 Apr 1975, Mon The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California)

The A's host Texas for a couple of games tonight, Monday, April 21, and tomorrow 1975. This is the second time already this season that the A's and Rangers have hooked up, and let's look back at their beautiful game at Arlington Stadium back on April 12 ...


  1. In his latest spectacular Sunday notes column in The Boston Globe, Peter Gammons quoted A.L. president Lee MacPhail as saying that these A's are better than the 1974 World Series champs.

  2. The A’s won the Monday-night opener with the Rangers, 11-6. It must’ve been a frustrating night to be a Texas fan listening on the Rangers. The visitors took a 3-1 lead in the fourth (and gave up five in the bottom half of the inning), got to within 6-4 (and allowed two runs in the bottom of the sixth) and then closed to 8-6 in the eighth (before allowing three more in the bottom of that inning). Shortstop Bert Campaneris, Right-fielder Reggie Jackson, Designated-hitter Billy Williams and Second-baseman Phil Garner each got one hit for the A’s; Third-baseman Sal Bando, First-baseman Joe Rudi, Catcher Gene Tenace and Left-fielder Claudell Washington each got two. Only three of the 12 hits were for extra bases—two doubles and a triple. Death by a thousand cuts.

  3. Oh, good. I did remember.

    So, as previously reported, my first favorite A's were Pat Bourque, Bert Campaneris and Dave Hamilton.

  4. Bourque is already gone and playing in the Mexican League. Hamilton has about six weeks left as an A before being traded to the White Sox. Campaneris will be around the rest of this season and next before being shipped off to these Rangers.

    Now it was some time in the summer of 1975 that I got my first cards, so two of my first three favorites will be already former A's and the third will have a season and change left with Oakland by the time I discover them and the rest of the A's. Catching a falling knife.