Monday, September 2, 2013

A's Win Streak Reaches 19

On Sep. 2, 2002, the Oakland Athletics wins their nineteenth straight game, which tied an American League record set in 1906 by the Chicago White Sox and again in 1947 by the New York Yankees.
The A’s would go on to win 20 games, an American League record, which still stands today. 
 The winning streak is the fourth longest in Major League history behind only the pair of 21 game winning streaks the Chicago Cubs put together in 1880 and 1935, and the 26 game winning streak the New York Giants put together in 1916.
In 2011, the movie “Moneyball” featuring Brad Pitt as Athletics general manager Billy Beane was filmed at the Coliseum and around Oakland, and was based off the book “Moneyball” and the 20 game win streak the club put together in 2002.