About Philadelphia Athletics Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
The present name of the team is Oakland Athletics. The Philadelphia Athletics originated in the season of 1901. They are said to be a new franchise in the American League. The team was established when the Western League had been renamed to American League in the start of the 1900 season. It was led by the league president, Bancroft Johnson. The first who owned the team was Ben Shibe. He then sold the team to Sam Jones and Frank Hough, both are sportswriter in Philadelphia. The team arrived in Oakland in the season of 1968. They were moved to the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. Moreover, their first game in Oakland was played against Minnesota Twins and that game was played May 8, 1968. On the other hand, the team is at present based in Oakland, California and as a Major League Baseball team, they are member of the Western Division of the Major League Baseball’s American League.