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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Roy Steele, the A’s ‘Voice of God,’ dies

Roy Steele, who worked as the A’s public address announcer at the Oakland Coliseum for close to 40 years, died Thursday at his home in Auburn.

“We mourn the loss of “The Voice of God,” Roy Steele, who passed away today at his home,” the A’s said in a statement. “As the PA voice of the A’s for nearly four decades, his booming baritone filled the Coliseum from the Mustache Gang to Billy Ball, the Bash Brothers and Moneyball. Beloved by all, he touched the lives of generations of A’s fans. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”

spanx for the memories Posted: May 30, 2020 at 09:38 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Sunday, May 03, 2020

Oakland Athletics history: The forgotten greatness of Miguel Tejada

During the first decade of the century, Tejada was one of the best players in the game, let alone at short. He produced a .297/.347/.481 batting line, hitting 365 doubles and 251 homers. His 1860 hits were the third most of the decade, trailing only Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki, while his home run total led all MLB shortstops. One of the game’s Iron Men, Tejada did not miss a game in over seven years, led the league with 150 RBI in 2004, and twice led the league in doubles.

That production certainly led to a great deal of recognition at the time. Tejada was a six time All Star and won the game’s MVP award in 2005. He was the AL MVP in 2002, and won two Silver Slugger awards.


 

 

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