A's to fete 10th anniversary of 20-game win streak

A's to fete 10th anniversary of 20-game win streak

OAKLAND -- The A's will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club's record-breaking 20-game win streak during the next homestand.

The weekend celebration, spanning Aug. 17-19, while the Indians are in town, will feature appearances by several players from the movie-inspiring 2002 squad. Hero Scott Hatteberg, whose game-winning homer capped victory No. 20, will be on hand, as will manager Art Howe, bench coach Ken Macha, outfielders Jermaine Dye and Terrance Long, and pitchers Chad Bradford, Jim Mecir, Jeff Tam and Micah Bowie.

On Aug. 17, they will sign autographs for fans in the Westside Club, with proceeds benefiting the Cory Lidle Foundation. Autograph tickets are $20 per session, with three sessions scheduled -- each featuring three to four players. Ticket sales will begin at 5:35 p.m. PT, near Section 216, outside the Westside doors, with the sessions running from 7-8:30 p.m.

A special pregame, on-field reunion honoring members of the 2002 team will highlight the next day's schedule of events. Moreover, the first 10,000 fans to enter the park will receive a Hatteberg bobblehead that features a sound chip of the late Bill King's radio calls from the 20th victory.

The celebration will continue into the night, as fans are invited to an on-field viewing of "Moneyball" after the game. Fans must purchase these tickets ahead of time. In addition, a limited number of fans who made a donation to the Cory Lidle Foundation will take part in a special meet-and-greet with members of '02 team before the game.

Finally, on Aug. 19, 10,000 fans will receive an A's 20-game win streak T-shirt.