On July 27, 1969, the top of the Billboard Hot 100 featured:
1. “In the Year 2525″, Zager & Evans
2. “Crystal Blue Persuasion”, Tommy James and the Shondells
3. “Spinning Wheel”, Blood, Sweat & Tears
4. “My Cherie Amour”, Stevie Wonder
5. “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)”, Jr. Walker & The All Stars
And the A’s beat the Washington Senators 7-2 before 13,779 at the Coliseum in a game that took 1 hour, 57 minutes.
Jose Tartabull LF, Ted Kubiak SS, Reggie Jackson RF, Sal Bando 3B, Danny Cater 1B, Rick Monday CF, Dick Green 2B, Phil Roof C, Lew Krausse P.
The uniform look is one of my least favorite in Oakland history. I didn’t care for the pullovers with OAKLAND in BLOCK letters they wore for a few years in the 80s. Listening to the radio pregame show, Bob Melvin seems lukewarm on the look too. Today these guys wear those unis.
Crisp CF, Lowrie SS, Donaldson 3B, Moss 1B, Cespedes DH, Reddick RF, Young LF, Vogt C, Sogard 2B. Milone P. Seth Smith is on the bench against RHP Garrett Richards.
Thom Brennaman and Eric Byrnes call the game for Fox; it will be shown on the West Coast and in most of Texas.