Oakland Atleticos Calendario 2018

2018 Una gran temporada para los Atléticos de Oakland
Por Amaury Pi-González
Los Atléticos de Oakland celebraron su Aniversario 50ta en Oakland con una marca de 97-65(segundo lugar en la División Oeste)y clasificaron a la postemporada como equipo comodín detrás de los Yanquis de Nueva York que terminaron 100-62. Los Atléticos viajaron a Nueva York el día 3 de Octubre para juego eliminatorio y perdían 7 a 2 frente a los Yanquis.
Esta fue la mejor temporada para los Atléticos desde 2002 cuando terminaron con marca de 103-59. Terminaron en primer lugar en la División Oeste. Esa temporada 2002 el equipo ganaba 20 juegos en forma consecutiva, del 13 de Agosto al 4 de Septiembre(un record entonces)y esa fue la temporada que sirvió de inspiración  para el libro 'Moneyball' del escritor Michael Lewis, que años despues era adaptado a la pantalla en película de nombre 'Moneyball' en 2011. El actor Brad Pitt protagonizó a Billy Beane,Gerente General de los A'S.
El 21 de Abril Sean Manaea lanzó un juego sin permitir Hit ó Carrera, al vencer a Boston 3-0 en el Coliseo de Oakland. Manaea era el primer lanzador de los Atléticos en lanzar juego sin permitir Hit ó Carrera desde Dallas Braden quien lanzaba Juego Perfecto el 9 de Mayo(Día de la Madre)en el Coliseo de Oakland contra Tampa Bay. La joya de encuentro vino contra un equipo de Boston que había ganando 8 juegos de forma consecutiva.
En Junio, el equipo establecía un record de Grandes Ligas conectando de cuadrangular en 25 partidos consecutivos. La previa marca pertenecía a los Orioles de Baltimore en 1996, de 24 juegos consecutivos pegando jonrón.
Los A'S conectaron 227 jonrones,tercero mejor entre todos los 30 equipos de Grandes Ligas. Los Yanquis 267(nueva marca)y los Dodgers 235. Los A'S terminaron número cuatro en total de carreras anotadas con 813,detrás de Boston 876,Yanquis 851 y Cleveland 818. También eran segundo en dobles conectados con 322, solo Boston pegaba más con 322.
El Baterador Designado Khris Davis se convirtió en solo el segundo en la historia de los A'S y el primero desde Jimmy Foxx en 1934, con temporadas de 40 ó más jonrones en tres-temporadas-consecutivas(2016-17-18)
y también estableció nueva marca en toda la historia al convertirse en el primer jugador en terminar las últimas tres temporadas consecutivas con el mismo exacto promedio al bate, de .247.
El primera base Matt Olson encabezó el equipo en total de juegos participados con 162(todos) y también pegaba 29 jonrones con 84 carreras impulsadas, todos records personales. Los demás jugadores también disfrutaron de su mejor temporada en cuadrangulares y carreras impulsadas: Khris Davis 48 jonrones 123 impulsadas,Stephen Piscotty 27 jonrones 88  impulsadas,Matt Chapman 24 jonrones 68 impulsadas,Jed Lowire 23 jonrones 99 impulsadas y fue a su primer Juego de las Estrellas, Mark Canha, 17 jonrones 52 impulsadas y el versátil Chad Pinder jugó en 110 partidos y bateó .259 de promedio, todos mejores en su carrera.
Blake Treinen terminaba con el mejor promedio de efectividad para un relevo-cerrador en las Grandes Ligas, con 0.78, ganando 9 perdiendo 2, salvando 38 juegos en 80 1/3 entradas de labores y fue a su primer Juego de Estrellas. Yusmeiro Petit encabezaba a todos los lanzadores del equipo con 74 apariciones en relevo,máximo para el en su carrera de 11 años.
En Agosto, el tercera base Matt Chapman le suplicaba a los aficionados de Oakland que fueran a ver al equipo jugar, luego de un encuentro contra Seattle donde la asistencia era solo de 10,000 fanáticos. La asistencia esta temporada fue 1,573,616 (#27) entre los 30 equipos de Grandes Ligas, un aumento sobre el 2017 cuando la asistencia fue de 1,475,721,(#29)que pagaban para ver a los A'S en el Coliseo de Oakland.
Historia de la Serie Mundial. Las tres franquicias más exitosas son: Yanquis de Nueva York 27 títulos,Cardenales de San Luis 11 títulos y los Atléticos 9 titulos(5 en Filadelfia y 4 en Oakland)

2018 A great season for the Oakland Athletics
By Amaury Pi-González
The Oakland A'S celebrated their 50th Anniversary season in Oakland with a 97-65 record(second place in the Western Division) and a postseason berth as the second wild card team behind the New York Yankees who finished 100-62. The Athletics traveled to New York Yankee Stadium on October 3, and were eliminated by the Yanks with final score of 7 to 2.
This was the best season for the Athletics since 2002 when they ended with a 103-59 record. Finishing  first in the Western Division. That 2002 season saw the A'S winning 20 games in a row, from August 13 to September 4(a record at the time) and that season was the subject of Michael Lewis 2003 book Moneyball,which later was adapted to the screen as the film Moneyball in 2011. Actor Brad Pitt played A'S General Manager Billy Beane.
April 21. Sean Manaea pitched a no-hiiter against the Boston Red Sox 3-0  at the Oakland Coliseum. Manaea became the first Athletics pitcher to throw a no-hiter since Dallas Braden's perfect game on Mother's Day at the Oakland Coliseum, May 9, 2010 against Tampa Bay. Manaea's gem came against a Boston Red Sox team that had won eight games in a row.
In June,the team set a new Major League Baseball record by homering in their 25th straight road game.The previous record of 24 games had been held by the 1996 Baltimore Orioles.
The A'S hit 227 home runs, third best among all 30 MLB teams, Yankees 267(new MLB record) and Dodgers 235. A'S were number four in most runs scored in MLB with 813,behind Boston 876,NY Yankees 851 and Cleveland 818. They were also second in total doubles i MLB with 322, only Boston hit more doubles  with 355.
Designated Hitter Khris Davis  became just the second player in A'S history and the first since Jimmy Foxx in 1934, to go back-to-back-to back with 40 homeruns. He finished with 48 homeruns, leading all of MLB. He also established a new MLB record(only man in history)ending with the exact same batting average .247 in three consecutive seasons (2016-17-18)
First baseman Matt Olson led the club playing in all 162 regular season games also hit 29 home runs and 84 RBI,all personal best. Also these players enjoyed their best seasons in home runs and runs batted in: Khris Davis 48 home runs 123 RBI, Stephen Piscotty 27 home runs 88 RBI, Matt Chapman 24 home runs 68 RBI,Jed Lowrie 23 home runs 99 RBI(and his first All Star Game)Mark Canha, 17 home runs 52 RBI,versatile Chad Pinter played in 110 games,and hit .258,all career high.
Blake Treinen had the best earned run average for a closer in MLB, 0.78 he won 9 lost 2 and saved 38 games in 80 1/3 innings of work and was selected to his first All Star Game. Yusmeiro Petit led all A'S pitchers with 74 relief appearances, the most in his 11 year career.
In August, third baseman Matt Chapman plea to Oakland A'S fans to "come to the games"after only over 10,000 went to see the A'S play Seattle. The attendance this year was 1,573,616, number 27 among all 30 MLB teams, and increase from 2017 when 1,475,721, (#29)watched A'S baseball at the Oakland Coliseum.
History of World Series. Top three winning franchises,New York Yankees 27 titles, St Louis Cardinals 11, Oakland A'S 9 titles,5 in Philadelphia and 4 in Oakland.

Announcer: Amaury PI-Gonzalez

Amaury Pi-González, a pioneer in establishing Spanish baseball radio play-by-play in the Bay Area, enters his 35th season in Major League Baseball and is the “Voice of the A’s” for all Spanish broadcasts. He began his career in 1977 with the Athletics, and has also broadcast for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels. For a second straight year, he is also doing selected games for the Angels on Fox Sports Network West.

He has called the 1988, 1989 and 1990 World Series for the A’s and the 2002 Series for the Giants. He previously served five years as sports anchor for Telemundo TV48, the Spanish voice for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers. He was also the English voice for the Caribbean World Series for Fox Sports International in 2001 and 2002.

Pi-González is an elected member of the Cuban Sports Hall of Fame, the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Hall of Fame and the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.

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Announcer: Manolo Hernandez-Douen

Manolo Hernández-Douen, a long-time sportswriter, begins his fourth season as an A’s analyst. He boasts more than 41 years of experience in journalism, and has covered a variety of sports during that span. The Caracas, Venezuela native has reported on Olympic and Pan American Games, world championship boxing matches and winter league baseball, including the Carribean World Series.

He was Venezuela’s Sportswriter ol the Year in 1979 and for five seasons was the basketball analyst for the Caracas Liga Especial de Baloncesto team.

Since moving to California in 1982, Hernández-Douen has covered the NBA and MLB for several of the highest circulation newspapers in the United States, including La Opinión in Los Angeles as well as serving as the Sports Editor for El Nuevo Herald in Maimi from 2000-2007.

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Oakland Atleticos Calendario 2017

Announcer/Engineer: Jose Orellana  

Jose has been the broadcast engineer for KIQI/KATD and the Oakland A’s since 2013. He is the Founder and Director of several youth soccer programs in the Bay Area including InterAmerica Soccer League, Pony Soccer League Mix and Project Twins – a program developed and sponsored by international institutions such as the Salvadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and INDES (National Institute of Sports in El Salvador.)

Jose was a sports correspondent for “Punto Deportivo” covering international events such as World Cup Mexico (1986), World Cup US (1994) World Cup France (1998) and the XIX Caribbean and Central American Student Games in San Salvador (2002.)

Jose currently airs the weekly radio program Deportes 1010 on KIQI 1010 & KATD 990. He’s been living in the Bay Area since 1979 and graduated from the University of El Salvador with a degree in Communications and Publicity.