On September 23, 2001 — Oakland defeats Seattle, 7 – 4, to clinch the AL wild card spot as Mark Mulder wins his 20th game of the season. The A’s become the 6th team in major league history to make the postseason after falling 10 games under .500. They were 8-18 on May 1st.

 


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Baseball Reference September 23
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