On September 15, 1971 — The Oakland A’s win the American League West Division with their 3-2 victory over Chicago and the Royals’ 6-2 loss to California. The franchise hadn’t won a title since 1931, when Connie Mack managed the team in Philadelphia.

 


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Baseball Reference September 15
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