The Swingin' A's and Me
Shout out to the Swingin’ A’s! Today, April 16th at the Oakland Coliseum, is the reunion of the 1973 World Series Champions the Swingin’ A’s. Those were the days, of the 1973 team from 50 years ago, Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue, Sal Bando, Blue Moon Odom, Catfish Hunter, Bert Campy, Billy North, Rollie Fingers, Joe Rudi, etc., heroes from 50 years ago are still remembered.
1973 is a monster year for me. Not only is it the 50th anniversary of my family business Everett and Jones Barbeque it is also my 50th high school class reunion. The first restaurant had only been opened a couple of days before I graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland where I was a head song girl (we danced during halftime and at rallies). Because my school’s colors were green and gold, we got asked to participate in some of Swingin’ A’s special events - like World Series victory parades and rallies. I’m living my life like it's golden - Jill Scott.
So, while I got your attention, I am looking for the mighty, mighty tigers from the class of 1973! Our 50th class reunion will be held on September 16, 2023, at Geoffrey’s. Check out the information below. See you there!
Relive the Swingin' A's 1973 World Series. Go A's!
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