If you missed Saturday’s blast from the past at the Oakland Coliseum, here’s the full thing from MLB. The A’s were marking the 25th anniversary of their 1989 World Series win over the Giants, notoriously interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart, Dave Parker, Dave Henderson, Carney Lansford, Tony La Russa and many more were on hand, Saturday. (Remember Lance Blankenship?)
Of special note: At 12:30, formerly persona non grata steroid king/whistleblower Jose Canseco is introduced. At 18:15 there is a tribute to Bob Welch, who passed away June 9. Finally, at around 9:20, infielder Tony Phillips gives history’s final assessment of the ’89 team. You’ll have to watch yourself, because we can’t print it here.
A lot of you, of course, remember that 1989 World Series this way:
See you in 2029 for the next 25-year championship reunion. We hope.