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Happy Birthday Rob - but I always knew you as lefty Bob Oefinger !
A little over 50 years ago, you and I attended a doubleheader at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. On that day, August 24, 1969, the A’s beat the Orioles 9-0 in game 1, https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/OAK/OAK196908241.shtml . And the second game went 18 innings, as the A’s walked off with a 9-8 doubleheader sweep, https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/OAK/OAK196908242.shtml .
I’ll always remember that day as the day we got to experience a “tripleheader”, 27 innings lasting 7 hours and 39 minutes. We were in baseball heaven!
My Mom, who is now 96, was a real trooper the entire time. I’m so glad she resisted pulling us from the stadium before the second game was over. She was worried about not getting home in time to make my Dad’s dinner.
I still have my ticket stub and the number plate off my seat. A lower box seat was only $3.50 in 1969!
Less than two weeks later, we started our sophomore year at Terra Linda High. Life was evolving.
Posted on: Sep 21, 2015 at 1:33 AM