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Oakland Athletics All-Time Roster

Updated 03/27/2020

This is the Oakland Athletics all-time roster. The roster consists of one starter and one bench player for each infield position and one starter and one bench player for each outfield position. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearances. For pitching, I selected five starting pitchers and three relief pitchers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 75 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers had to accumulate a minimum of 150 innings pitched to be eligible.


  • Catcher – Mickey Cochrane
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1925 – 1933

    Mickey Cochrane
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    40.7 132 1167 4856 4097 823 1317 250 59 108 680 50 35 612 157 .321 .401 .490 .891

  • First Base – Jimmie Foxx
    • Age: 17 – 27
    • Years: 1925 – 1935

    Jimmie Foxx
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    62.5 169 1256 5239 4397 975 1492 257 79 302 1075 48 41 781 644 .339 .435 .640 1.075

  • Second Base – Eddie Collins
    • Age: 19 – 27, 40 – 43
    • Years: 1906 – 1914, 1927 – 1929

    Eddie Collins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    57.4 156 1156 4632 3884 756 1308 172 85 16 496 376 32 534 81 .337 .407 .437 .844

  • Third Base – Frank “Home Run” Baker
    • Age: 22 – 28
    • Years: 1908 – 1914

    Home Run Baker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.3 148 899 3840 3436 573 1103 194 88 48 612 172 20 266 68 .321 .364 .471 .835

  • Shortstop – Bert Campaneris
    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1964 – 1976

    Bert Campaneris
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48.9 94 1795 7895 7180 983 1882 270 70 70 529 566 157 504 933 .262 .311 .348 .659

  • Right Field – Reggie Jackson
    • Age: 21 – 29, 41
    • Years: 1967 – 1975, 1987

    Reggie Jackson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48 145 1346 5430 4686 756 1228 234 27 269 776 145 67 633 1226 .262 .357 .496 .853

  • Center Field – Dwayne Murphy
    • Age: 23 – 32
    • Years: 1978 – 1987

    Dwayne Murphy
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    31.7 116 1213 4886 4047 614 999 129 20 153 563 99 59 694 883 .247 .353 .402 .755

  • Left Field – Rickey Henderson
    • Age: 20 – 25, 30 – 34, 35 – 36, 39
    • Years: 1979 – 1984, 1989 – 1993, 1994 – 1995, 1998

    Rickey Henderson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    72.5 140 1704 7481 6140 1270 1768 289 41 167 648 867 219 1227 915 .288 .410 .430 .840

  • Starting Pitcher – Lefty Grove
    • Age: 25 – 33
    • Years: 1925 – 1933
    Lefty Grove
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    65.2 66 402 267 195 79 2.88 2401 179 20 51 929 768 740 1523 15.1% 1.25

  • Starting Pitcher – Rube Waddell
    • Age: 25 – 30
    • Years: 1902 – 1907
    Rube Waddell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    46.6 69 251 212 131 82 1.97 1869.1 168 37 0 598 409 495 1576 .% 1.06

  • Starting Pitcher – Eddie Plank
    • Age: 25 – 38
    • Years: 1901 – 1914
    Eddie Plank
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    73.7 83 524 458 284 162 2.39 3860.2 362 59 16 1377 1025 913 1985 1.13

  • Starting Pitcher – Tim Hudson
    • Age: 23 – 28
    • Years: 1999 – 2004
    Tim Hudson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    31 72 183 183 92 39 3.30 1240.2 16 8 0 509 455 382 899 17.5% 1.22

  • Starting Pitcher – Vida Blue
    • Age: 19 – 27
    • Years: 1969 – 1977
    Vida Blue
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.1 85 273 262 124 86 2.95 1945.2 105 28 2 731 638 617 1315 16.6% 1.17

  • Relief Pitcher – Dennis Eckersley
    • Age: 32 – 40
    • Years: 1987 – 1995
    Dennis Eckersley
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    16.1 67 525 2 41 31 2.74 637 0 0 320 210 194 92 658 26.4% 0.95

  • Relief Pitcher – Justin Duchscherer
    • Age: 25 – 30, 32
    • Years: 2003 – 2008, 2010
    Justin Duchscherer
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    10.7 65 219 30 32 24 2.82 440 1 1 14 152 138 117 336 18.9% 1.11

  • Relief Pitcher – Rollie Fingers
    • Age: 21 – 29
    • Years: 1968 – 1976
    Rollie Fingers
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    12.1 86 502 37 67 61 2.91 1016 4 2 136 375 328 293 784 19.1% 1.13

Bench

  • Catcher – Gene Tenace, 1969 – 1976
  • First Base – Mark McGwire, 1986 – 1997
  • Second Base – Danny Murphy, 1902 – 1913
  • Third Base – Sal Bando, 1966 – 1976
  • Shortstop – Eddie Joost, 1947 – 1954
  • Right Field – Jose Canseco, 1985 – 1992, 1997
  • Center Field – Dave Henderson, 1988 – 1993
  • Left Field – Al Simmons, 1924 – 1932, 1940 – 1941
  • Starting Pitcher – Chief Bender, 1903 – 1914
  • Starting Pitcher – Barry Zito, 2000 – 2006, 2015
  • Starting Pitcher – Catfish Hunter, 1965 – 1974
  • Relief Pitcher – Andrew Bailey, 2009 – 2011

6 Comments »

    • For sure, I am in shock here. Honestly, how could anyone who is in the position to post this list not know who Lefty Grove is, because if he is not included on this list he must not be aware of him.

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  1. Lefty Grove is a glaring omission. As this is an otherwise good list, I assume that is a lapse rather than an opinion. I would also argue Camaneris over Joost or Tejada… but I agree arguable.

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