It may not be the swankiest ballpark in the majors, but Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum certainly has seen more than its fair share of great moments in the 40 years since the A's took up residence in 1968. Take the photo tour, then read all about the Pilgrimage to The Coliseum.

Founded and grounded in the round

McAfee Coliseum was built, in part, to fix Oakland's identity crisis. Wanting to distinguish themselves from San Francisco and the Bay Area, Oakland residents in 1960 thought a sports venue was the answer. The Raiders moved in in 1966, the A's in 1968. (Courtesy Oakland A's)