1955 Kansas City Athletics season

1955 Kansas City Athletics Season

1955 Kansas City Athletics season

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The Kansas City Athletics season involved the A's finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 63 wins and 91 losses.

The A's won 63 games in 1955, only the fifth time in the last 20 years that they'd managed to win more than 60 games. However, the A's ended up 33 games behind the AL Champion Yankees.

Offseason

  • The Mack family had decided to sell the Philadelphia Athletics. Future owner (when the club was in Kansas City) Charlie Finley made an offer to the Mack Family but was refused. Clint Murchison made an offer to purchase the team with plans to relocate to Southern California. On October 12, 1954, the owners approved the sale of the Athletics to Chicago businessman Arnold Johnson, who moved the team from Philadelphia to Kansas City for the 1955 season. In 1955, the new Kansas City Athletics drew 1,393,054 to Municipal Stadium.


Notable transactions

  • Prior to 1955 season: Bob Davis was signed as an amateur free agent by the Athletics.


Spring training

The A's and Philadelphia Phillies had played a Philadelphia City Series since 1903. The Kansas City A's returned to Philadelphia at the end of spring training in 1955, and the teams played two games. The A's beat the Phillies in the second game, 10-2, at Wilmington Park, home...
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