Having signed Manager Bob Melvin to a two year extension through the 2018 season, the Oakland A's look to build around proven contributors as they move forward into 2016. 2015 All-Star Sonny Gray is poised to lead the A's young and promising pitching rotation through a strong 2016 campaign. Sonny's All-Star battery mate, Stephen Vogt, leads a young infield core including Brett Lawrie, Marcus Semien, and Mark Canha. With 2015 under their belts, this group looks to continue the tradition of exciting A's baseball into 2016.
The A's enthusiastic style of play and winning ways have captivated Bay Area fans for generations. In addition to strong attendance numbers, the A's continue to expand their reach through broadcast and digital media. Hosting a wide variety of events including Breast Cancer Awareness, Pride Night, Little League Days, and Heritage Nights, the A's celebrate their diverse fan base with an exciting promotional calendar.
Since their founding in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics, the team has won nine World Series titles, fifteen American League pennants, fifteen American League West Division Championships and has one Wild Card berth in its history. The Athletics rank second in total American League pennants and third among all Major League teams for World Series titles. Since moving to Oakland in 1968, the Athletics have five players enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame including Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, and Rickey Henderson.
Combined with National Football League games, special events, and concerts held at O.co Coliseum, annual attendance reaches over 2 million spectators.