Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A's Win 20
On Sep. 4, 2002, the Oakland A’s set an American League record with their twentieth straight win.
The A’s gave up an 11-run lead against the Kansas City Royals that day, however Scott Hatteberg homered in the bottom of the ninth for the win to cap off the 20-game win streak for the Oakland franchise.
The 20-game win streak went on to be immortalized in the movie “Moneyball” which portrayed Billy Beane’s philosophy of baseball and the 2002 Athletics club.
The 2002 A’s club went on to win 103 games. However, they were bounced from the playoffs in the first round after losing to the Minnesota Twins.