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Athletics obtain Lowrie from Astros

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Oakland Athletics have obtained shortstop Jed Lowrie as part of a five-player swap with the Houston Astros announced Monday.

A's Beane, Crowley offered extensions

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane and President Michael Crowley have been offered long contract extensions, team owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday.
Moneyball

Moneyball

The U.S. economy took a solid jump forward in January with the addition of 230,000 jobs, the Department of Labor said Friday.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Brad Pitt shaves the beard

Brad Pitt shaves the beard

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Brad Pitt was photographed without the scraggly beard he has been sporting for nearly a year.
Ben Sheets signs with Oakland Athletics

Ben Sheets signs with Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics have signed free agent right hander Ben Sheets to a three-year, $10 million contract.

Article argues for data-driven healthcare

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Healthcare driven by data would help create a premier system of medical care in the United States, a Republican, a Democrat and a baseball personality say.

Rich Harden goes back to the DL

OAKLAND, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics' pitcher Rich Harden Thursday returned to the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right shoulder.

Mike Piazza signs with Oakland

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Catcher Mike Piazza Wednesday signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland fire Manager Ken Macha

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics Manager Ken Macha has been fired after leading the team to a division championship and first-round playoff victory.

Athletics lose Ellis for the playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A fractured right index finger will sideline Oakland second baseman Mark Ellis for the remainder of the 2006 major league playoffs.

Oakland's Steve Karsay retires

OAKLAND, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics right-hander Steve Karsay announced his retirement after Sunday's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Athletics re-hire Manager Ken Macha

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Oakland Athletics came to terms Friday with Manager Ken Macha on a three-year contract.

Ken Macha out as Oakland manager

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Ken Macha and the Oakland Athletics Wednesday parted company after the two sides could not agree to terms on a new contract.

A's owner extends front office contracts

OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- During his first day at the helm, the new owner of the Oakland Athletics extended the contracts of his key front office personnel.
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William Lamar "Billy" Beane (born March 29, 1962, in Orlando, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current general manager and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics. He is also the subject of Michael Lewis's 2003 book on baseball economics, Moneyball.

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