The history of the athletics major league baseball franchise spans the period from 1901 to the present day having begun as a charter member franchise in the new american league in philadelphia before moving to kansas city in 1955 for 14 seasons and then to its current home on the san francisco bay in oakland california in 1968. 1901 the philadelphia athletics baseball club was founded as part of the brand new american baseball league connie mack managed the as for 50 years 1901 1950 during their 54 year stay in philadelphia they produced such hall of famers as frank baker chief bender ty cobb mickey cochrane . History of the oakland athletic s october 24 1910 hard hitting athletics win deciding contest in world series october 12 1913 athletics capture the worlds championship october 15 1929 athletics win title mackmen defeat chicago 3 2 october 9 1930 as retain ball title athletics capture series four games to two with decisive. Oakland athletics team history encyclopedia team names oakland athletics kansas city athletics philadelphia athletics seasons 118 1901 to 2018 record 8931 9387 488 w l playoff appearances 27 pennants 15 world championships 9 winningest manager connie mack 3582 3814 484 w l more franchise info
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