Oakland A’s African-American Heritage Night Program a Grand Slam


From left to right: Oakland Athletics’ alumni Vida Blue, Joe Morgan and Bip Roberts. Photo by Elizabeth Staub, Oakland Athletics.

An overflow, standing-room-only crowd of over 700 fans spilled out of the Eastside Club where former Oakland A’s Vida Blue, Joe Morgan, and Bip Roberts were empaneled to discuss the past, present and future of the team.

The Oakland Athletics African-American Heritage Night Program Mixer and Panel Discussion at the Oakland Coliseum Tuesday night prior to their game with the Los Angeles Dodgers was a “Grand Slam.”

The alumni panel was moderated by Taj Tashombe, Oakland A’s vice president of External Affairs.

Joe Morgan, who was raised in Oakland, said, “I could not compete for a slot on a major league team now if I was…

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