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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,

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100 Greatest Baseball Players of All-Time

There have been over 18,000 players since 1901. That means the top 100 players are the top 0.5%. How we play baseball has evolved over time. The fundamentals, however, remain mostly unchanged. I may prefer Willie Mays over Ty Cobb. You prefer Frank Robinson over Hank Aaron. Maybe you like Clemens over Walter Johnson. Making a list like this incredibly

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100 Greatest Starting Pitchers of All-Time

One of the most polarizing baseball discussions today centers around starting pitching. The divide is multi faceted. For the last couple decades, many fans and retired pitchers alike go on and on about how today’s pitchers don’t go deep enough into games or that they aren’t allowed to pitch out of jams, or that they don’t pitch often enough. The

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Oakland Athletics All-Time Roster

This is the Oakland Athletics all-time roster. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearance. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least

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