Track the Oakland Athletics with Apple apps

By Posted 6 Oct 2011, 14:26

Monitor your team’s progress and track the Oakland Athletics with Apple apps. The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. The Athletics are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball’s American League. From 1968 to the present, the Athletics have played in the O.co Coliseum. The “Athletics” name originates from the late 19th century “athletic clubs”, specifically the Philadelphia Athletics baseball club. They are most prominently nicknamed “the A’s”, in reference to the Gothic script “A”, a trademark of the team and the old Athletics of Philadelphia. This has gained very prominent use, and in some circles is used more frequently than the full “Athletics” name. They are also known as “the White Elephants” or simply “the Elephants”, in reference to then New York Giants’ manager John McGraw’s calling the team a “white elephant”. One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. The team had some prominent success in Philadelphia, winning three of four World Series from 1910 to 1914 and two in a row in 1929 and 1930.

The team’s owner and manager for its first 50 years was Connie Mack, and its Hall-of-Fame players included Chief Bender, Frank “Home Run” Baker, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove. After two decades of decline, however, the team left Philadelphia for Kansas City in 1955 and became the Kansas City Athletics. After 13 mostly uneventful seasons in the Midwest, the team moved to Oakland in 1968 and achieved three World Championships in a row from 1972 to 1974 led by players including Catfish Hunter and Reggie Jackson, and colorful owner Charlie O. Finley. Finally, a “Fourth Dynasty” won 3 consecutive pennants and the 1989 World Series behind Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco and Dennis Eckersley. In more recent years, the A’s have often been playoff contenders but have not returned to the World Series since 1990. In 2002, the A’s won 20 games in a row which broke an AL record, as shown in the film Moneyball. We thought it would be a good idea to let Oakland Athletics fans in on some great apps compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Baseball Fans – Oakland by Brighthouse Labs is the ideal app for fans who want to find out all the latest news as it happens. With daily updated news reports, fans will get the chance to view game scores, league standings, team statistics and a media tab for all the latest video news. Have an extensive look at the club and use the integrated chat feature to communicate with other fans. Available to download for $3.99 at the App Store this application has everything a fan requires.

Oakland Pro Baseball Live by Yuan Ventures contains current news reports from multiple sources. Fans will get the opportunity to access live scores, standings, roster and current schedule for $2.99. Keep up with all other breaking news including live Twitter feeds, statistics and great large news images. For more information on this easy to use application, head over to the App Store.

Track your team’s progress and make sure you’re not the last to know about any breaking news stories. How do you think the Oakland Athletics are going to do next season? Keep updated on all the latest going on at Oakland Athletics with useful Apple apps.