Despite having left town nearly seven decades ago, the Athletics are still the most decorated team to come out of Philadelphia, writes Tyler Kepner for The New York Times.
This would be the Eagles’ fifth title, following NFL crowns in 1948, 1949, and 1960, and the team’s Super Bowl win in 2018.
The Athletics left Philadelphia for Kansas City, Missouri, with five World Series titles in 1954. Even with 69 years to equal the feats of the baseball team, Philadelphia’s other franchises in MLB, the NFL, NBA, and NHL have yet to catch up.
The Phillies, 76ers, and Flyers have each won two championships. The Philadelphia Warriors also had two championships under their belt before they moved to San Francisco in 1962. The only ones who are even close to the Athletics are the Eagles.
“That’s amazing, because when I followed the A’s, they were just kind of a middle-of-the-road team,” said Jim Kaat, the Hall of Fame pitcher.
Read more about the Athletics in The New York Times.