What do the Oakland Athletics and the East Bay Oaks have in common? The Oaks are named in honor of that other team that's #rooted_in_oakland: the Pacific Coast League Oakland Oaks, which began playing in Oakland in 1905. The East Bay Oaks have been connecting with the MLB Oakland A's all summer: welcomed as the Nonprofit of the Night, participating in summer sandlot games with A's reps, and most recently being invited to Take the Field Day in September. Eight Oaks players ran out to their favorite positions at the Sept. 9 game at the Coliseum. And met some Big Heads on the way.
The East Bay Times covered news that the East Bay Oaks Girls Baseball Club "made a bit of history" when it hosted the Western Regional Tournament. Said one Oaks player: "I have always felt supported on the field from the players. I know I am lucky and that there are many girls that haven’t had the same support from their coaches.” Click headline for more.
The first Western Regional Championship tournament for Baseball For All organization will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Albany in June 2018. The East Bay Oaks will play host to hundreds of attendees that are expected to attend from June 22-24. Click headline for more.
Oaks Invited to GROUNDBREAKING 'TRAILBLAZERS' EVENT IN LA - April 2018
In 2017 Major League Baseball USA Baseball launched a new baseball tournament for girls. This year, approximately 100 ballplayers came together to participate in the Trailblazer Series. Four girls from the East Bay Oaks traveled to Los Angeles to represent our team in this groundbreaking series. Click here for more
CBS Today - summer 2017
Check out the Oaks in this nationally broadcast program about the 2017 Baseball for All Tournament in Rockford.
Kensington Outlook - summer 2017
Oaks player Sabra Chee on her successful effort to play ball ("that's baseball with a 'b'").
Washington Post - summer 2017
A story on the 2017 tournament itself, and why these defiant girls — who refuse to play softball instead of baseball — rock.
Boston Globe - summer 2017
The East Bay Oaks went on a four-game winning streak to get to the championship game, where they lost a tough game to the Boston Slammers.
El Cerrito YOuth BAseball League news - fall 2016
The East Bay Oaks come together for the first time for the 2016 Baseball for All Tournament in San Francisco.