The 20 Greatest Oakland Athletics of All-Time

The Oakland Athletics franchise has existed since 1901. For the entirety of their existence, they have played in the American League. Since 1901 they have been known by three names: Philadelphia Athletics (1901 – 1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955 – 1967), Oakland Athletics (1968 – Present. The Athletics franchise has won nine World Series titles (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, & 1989) and over 8,900 games.

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 100 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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Eddie Rommel
    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1920 – 1932
    • Position(s): SP

    Eddie Rommel
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    50.43 83 500 249 171 119 3.54 2556.1 147 18 29 1213 1006 724 599 5.5% 1.35

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Danny Murphy
    • Age: 25 – 36
    • Years: 1902 – 1913
    • Position(s): 2B, RF

    Danny Murphy
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    35.37 125 1412 5676 5138 678 1489 279 102 40 664 185 309 8 .290 .324 .407 .732

  20. Harry Davis
    • Age: 27 – 37, 39 – 43
    • Years: 1901 – 1911, 1913 – 1917
    • Position(s): 1B

    Harry Davis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36 124 1413 5945 5367 811 1500 319 82 69 761 223 426 4 .279 .330 .408 .738

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