‘Homegrown Heroes:’ Oakland Museum of California Debuts A’s 50th Anniversary Exhibit Honoring Iconic Players

The Oakland Athletics are celebrating their 50th anniversary season and to celebrate the milestone the Oakland Museum of California unveiled a 350-square-foot installation honoring three iconic players - Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson and Dave Stewart.

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One of the most dramatic moments in the 50-year history of the Oakland A’s was the 1989 World Series against the San Francisco Giants known as the “Battle of the Bay.” This poster is one of many mementos collected by fans from the event.
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Photo by Angela Pancrazio / Courtesy of the Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California
Oakland A’s celebrating their 1989 World Series victory with Dennis Eckersley at center, October 1989.
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Photo by Matthew Macor / Courtesy of the Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California.
Rickey Henderson displays his record-setting stolen base, May 1991.
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Courtesy of the Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Tribune clipping of Dave Stewart playing catcher at St. Elizabeth High School.
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Courtesy of Washington High School
Dennis Eckersley’s yearbook photo from Washington High School, 1972.
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Courtesy of Paul Brekke- Miesner.
Dave Stewart’s yearbook photo from St. Elizabeth High School, 1975.
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Courtesy of the Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics Magazine featuring Stewart’s “death stare,” 1993.
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Oakland Athletics Magazine featuring Dennis Eckersley.
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Courtesy of Detra Paige.
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Courtesy of the Oakland Athletics
Replica of Rickey Henderson’s 1989 World Series Championship ring.
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Replica of Rickey Henderson’s 1989 World Series Championship ring.
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