#RootedInOakland: A History of Baseball in the Town

10 min
Oakland Athletics alumni (L to R) Vida Blue, Joe Morgan, and Bip Roberts at the team's African American Heritage Night. (Courtesy of the Oakland Athletics)

With the announcement of plans for a shiny, new waterfront ballpark, the future of the Oakland A's in Oakland is as bright as ever. That's good news because Oakland and baseball have such a long and proud history together. KQED’s Jeremy Siegel talks with KQED columnist Pendarvis Harshaw about what baseball has meant and continues to mean to the Town.

Read Pendarvis Harshaw's column on the A's 50th anniversary in Oakland and baseball's connection to Oakland's black community.

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