The 2012 Oakland Athletics won their 15th American League West Division title on the final day of the season, sweeping the Texas Rangers at home to clinch the crown. Their 15 Division titles are the third most of any franchise in Major League Baseball, behind only the Yankees and Braves. The A's are the first team in Major League History to win their division after trailing by five games with ten or fewer games remaining in the season. The team spent exactly one day in sole possession of first place, the final day of the season.
Experience America's favorite pastime with one of the American League's original eight franchises by partnering with the Oakland Athletics. 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 the Coliseum, annual attendance reaches over 2 million spectators.