Seldom has a franchise done so much with so little. The Oakland A’s are the working man’s team. From the Spartan setting of Alameda County Coliseum–not nestled in a park like setting but in a dingy grey industrial area–to MLB’s tightest salaries there is nothing luxurious here. What you will find though is a franchise ranked 3rd (behind only the Yankees and Cardinals) with 9 World Series Titles. Founded in 1901 in Philadelphia the team won 3 of 4 World Series from 1910-1913 and back to back Series in 1929-1930. After being call a “White Elephant” by NY Giants manager John McGraw the team adopted the image as their mascot. Today “Stomper” the elephant patrols the field to cheer the A’s on to victory. Perennial pennant contenders the A’s have the AL record for consecutive wins at 20 in 2002.
Size: 20" x 16"
Artwork: Eric Dowdle
Maker: Dowdle Folk Art
Over the past decade Dowdle Folk Art has embarked on a journey, "Painting America". Come join us as we explore America at the turn of the century. Eric Dowdle, well known for his unique style of Folk Art, captures the hidden treasures, lesser known delights, city nostalgia, and symbols that represent the heart and soul of each community. Collect every city and reminisce on happy days past and present.