The 20 Greatest Oakland Athletics of All-Time

Updated 03/02/2020

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.


  1. Jimmie Foxx
    • Age: 17 – 27
    • Years: 1925 – 1935
    • Position(s): 1B, 3B, C

    Jimmie Foxx
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    62.49 169 1256 5239 4397 975 1492 257 79 302 1075 48 781 644 .339 .435 .639 1.074

  2. Eddie Collins
    • Age: 19 – 27, 40 – 43
    • Years: 1906 – 1914, 1927 – 1930
    • Position(s): 2B

    Eddie Collins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    57.29 156 1156 4632 3884 756 1308 172 85 16 496 376 534 81 .337 .406 .437 .844

  3. Rickey Henderson
    • Age: 20 – 25, 30 – 34, 35 – 36, 39
    • Years: 1979 – 1984, 1989 – 1993, 1994 – 1995, 1998
    • Position(s): LF, CF, DH

    Rickey Henderson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    72.46 140 1704 7481 6140 1270 1768 289 41 167 648 867 1227 915 .288 .407 .429 .837

  4. Lefty Grove
    • Age: 25 – 33
    • Years: 1925 – 1933
    • Position(s): SP

    Lefty Grove
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    65.19 66 402 267 195 79 2.88 2401 179 20 51 929 768 740 1523 15.1% 1.25

  5. Reggie Jackson
    • Age: 21 – 29, 41
    • Years: 1967 – 1975, 1987
    • Position(s): RF, CF, DH

    Reggie Jackson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48 145 1346 5430 4686 756 1228 234 27 269 776 145 633 1226 .262 .354 .495 .849

  6. Rube Waddell
    • Age: 25 – 30
    • Years: 1902 – 1907
    • Position(s): SP

    Rube Waddell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    46.52 69 251 212 131 82 1.97 1869.1 168 37 0 598 409 495 1576 1.06

  7. Al Simmons
    • Age: 22 – 30, 38 – 39, 42
    • Years: 1924 – 1932, 1940 – 1941, 1944
    • Position(s): LF, CF

    Al Simmons
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    50.8 146 1290 5586 5130 969 1827 348 98 209 1178 65 344 413 .356 .391 .584 .975

  8. Eddie Plank
    • Age: 25 – 38
    • Years: 1901 – 1914
    • Position(s): SP

    Eddie Plank
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    73.67 83 524 458 284 162 2.39 3860.2 362 59 16 1377 1025 913 1985 1.13

  9. Home Run Baker
    • Age: 22 – 28
    • Years: 1908 – 1914
    • Position(s): 3B

    Home Run Baker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.26 148 899 3840 3436 573 1103 194 88 48 612 172 266 68 .321 .364 .470 .834

  10. Sal Bando
    • Age: 22 – 32
    • Years: 1966 – 1976
    • Position(s): 3B

    Sal Bando
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    52 129 1468 6086 5145 737 1311 212 25 192 796 60 792 702 .255 .355 .417 .773

  11. Mark McGwire
    • Age: 22 – 33
    • Years: 1986 – 1997
    • Position(s): 1B

    Mark McGwire
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.79 151 1329 5409 4448 773 1157 195 5 363 941 8 847 1043 .260 .380 .551 .931

  12. Jason Giambi
    • Age: 24 – 30, 38
    • Years: 1995 – 2001, 2009
    • Position(s): 1B, DH, LF

    Jason Giambi
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.78 143 1036 4411 3667 640 1100 241 7 198 715 9 636 674 .300 .406 .531 .937

  13. Mickey Cochrane
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1925 – 1933
    • Position(s): C

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

  14. Bob Johnson
    • Age: 27 – 36
    • Years: 1933 – 1942
    • Position(s): LF, CF

    Bob Johnson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    44.81 131 1459 6323 5428 997 1617 307 72 252 1040 78 853 678 .298 .393 .520 .913

  15. Tim Hudson
    • Age: 23 – 28
    • Years: 1999 – 2004
    • Position(s): SP

    Tim Hudson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    30.95 72 183 183 92 39 3.30 1240.2 16 8 0 509 455 382 899 17.5% 1.22

  16. Jose Canseco
    • Age: 20 – 27, 32
    • Years: 1985 – 1992, 1997
    • Position(s): RF, LF, DH

    Jose Canseco
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.1 135 1058 4531 3970 662 1048 186 8 254 793 135 469 1096 .264 .344 .506 .850

  17. Bert Campaneris
    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1964 – 1976
    • Position(s): SS

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

  18. Vida Blue
    • Age: 19 – 27
    • Years: 1969 – 1977
    • Position(s): SP

    Tim Hudson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    29.1 85 273 262 124 86 2.95 1945.2 105 28 2 731 638 617 1315 16.6% 1.17

  19. Chief Bender
    • Age: 19 – 30
    • Years: 1903 – 1914
    • Position(s): SP

    Chief Bender
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    43.22 84 385 288 193 102 2.32 2602 228 36 28 910 670 614 1536 1.09

  20. Barry Zito
    • Age: 22 – 28, 37
    • Years: 2000 – 2006, 2015
    • Position(s): SP

    Barry Zito
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    30.6 81 225 224 102 63 3.58 1437.1 9 4 0 628 572 566 1098 18.2% 1.26

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