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July 29, 2014

How did Brad Radke spoil Oakland’s ‘Moneyball’ vibe?

 

On Sept. 4, 2002, Scott Hatteberg hit this home run to give the Oakland A’s their 20th consecutive victory.

On Sept. 6, 2002, the Twins ended that streak as Brad Radke tossed a complete-game six-hitter at the Metrodome, with Minnesota winning 6-0. That year the A’s made the playoffs, which was chronicled in the recent film, “Moneyball.” Not only did the Twins end Oakland’s streak (the third-longest in MLB history), but they also eliminated the A’s in the American League Division Series. “Moneyball” season? Over: