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3 Stories You Should Know
October 3rd, 2015

SMU’s Brown Suspended, MLB’s First Female Coach And New Olympic Sports?

What should we make of Larry Brown’s suspension? How much should we celebrate the hiring of a female coach in MLB? And should more sports be added to the Summer Olympics? George Vecsey and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In Depth
June 13th, 2015

MC Hammer And The Oakland A’s

Rapper MC Hammer shot to fame with his 1990 hit “U Can’t Touch This.” Now he’s known for being a Golden State Warriors superfan. But back before all of that, MC Hammer worked in the front office of the Oakland A’s. Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield to delve into a bizarre piece of baseball history.

In Depth
April 25th, 2015

April 17, 1979: The Night Only 250 Fans Showed Up In Oakland

On a chilly April night in 1979, the Oakland Athletics sold only 653 tickets. (No, we didn’t forget to include any zeros.) And the number of baseball fans who actually showed up was much lower. Reporter Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield.

February 14th, 2015

Ambidextrous Pitcher Still Looking For A Chance In The Majors

Switch-hitters are common in baseball. But switch-pitchers? Not so much. Greg Echlin speaks with Pat Venditte, who’s trying to work his way up to the big leagues.

Only A Blog
October 16th, 2014

The Best Pictures From MLB’s Playoffs (So Far)

From a sullen Buck Showalter to a horizontal Mike Moustakas, Only A Game has compiled the best photos from the first three rounds of the 2014 MLB playoffs.

In The News
September 20th, 2014

Ups And Downs With The Oakland A’s

The Oakland A’s had the best record in baseball as recently as Aug. 15. But since then the team has played well under .500. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser joins Bill Littlefield to assess the team’s chances this postseason.

In The News
September 28th, 2013

Oakland A's Atop The AL West

The Oakland A’s are back in the MLB playoffs. The 2012 team made an early exit. Oakland Tribune columnist Monte Poole joins Bill to discuss the difference between last year’s A’s and this year’s A’s.

In Depth
July 20th, 2013

The Oakland A’s Case For A New Stadium

The Oakland A’s have performed well this season, as their home venue continues to become more and more decrepit and outdated. Dan Brekke of KQED has the story.

In Depth
October 20th, 2012

Athletics Vs. Giants: One Region, Two Cultures

It’s been a good year for Bay Area baseball fans. The San Francisco Giants reached the playoffs again. And the Oakland Athletics made a surprising appearance in this year’s playoffs. KQED’s Dan Brekke reports on the franchise that battled the best in the American League while its owner angered fans.

In Depth
July 7th, 2012

Moneyball: Magic Fomula Or Mathematical Myth?

The buzz about the film adaptation of Moneyball is long over…and the A’s still stink. To sort out the fact and fiction of Moneyball principles we contacted’s David Haglund, and Alan Hirsch, the co-author of ‘The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach To Baseball.’

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