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courtesy of the golden state warriors 46 theberkeleyoaklandbook.com 1873/Cal athletics picks its official colors: Yale blue and California gold. 1903/The Oakland Oaks join baseball’s Pacific Coast League. 1920/Cal’s football team wins its first national title. 1959/Cal’s men’s basketball wins the NCAA Championship, in a 71–70 nail-biter against West Virginia. 1968/During the A’s first season in Oakland, Jim “Catfish” Hunter pitches the ninth perfect game in baseball history. 1972/The A’s win a thrilling, seven-game World Series versus the favored Cincinnati Reds. The A’s repeat as champions the next two seasons. 1975/The Golden State Warriors win their first and only NBA championship since moving to the Oakland Arena in 1966. 1976/Led by NFL legend John Madden, the Oakland Raiders win their first Super Bowl championship, defeating the Minnesota Vikings. 1981/The Raiders win their second Super Bowl, beating the Philadelphia Eagles. The team moved to L.A. a year later. 1982/During the final moments of the annual Big Game, Cal’s Kevin Moen scores the winning touchdown on a wild kick return. “The Play” helps Cal defeat Stanford, quarterback John Elway, and the Stanford band, and goes down as the greatest ending in college football history. 1989/The A’s sweep the Bay Bridge World Series versus the San Francisco Giants, interrupted famously by the Loma Prieta earthquake. We’ve Got Game » Great moments in East Bay sports history. 1991/Oakland A’s leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson becomes baseball’s all-time stolen base leader. 1995/Raiders move back to Oakland. 1999/Cal soccer star Brandi Chastain scores the winning goal in the Women’s World Cup as the United States defeats China in a penalty kick shoot-out. 2004/Oakland boxer Andre Ward wins Olympic gold in the light heavyweight competition. 2008/Cal grad and swimming legend Natalie Coughlin becomes the first female athlete to win six medals in one Olympics, during the Beijing Games. 2010/A’s pitcher Dallas Braden throws the 19th perfect game in baseball history. sports »


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