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This is a list of the greatest Oakland Athletics ever. Founded in Philadelphia in 1901, the team now known as the Oakland Athletics (or Oakland A's) were one of the eight original American League franchises. The team's early years were marked by contending squads and the Athletics won the World Series five times (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930) during its tenure in the City of Brotherly Love. In 1955, the team left Philadelphia for Kansas City, where the team saw little success. Upon moving to Oakland ahead of the 1968 season, the A's had a resurgence and the team had a strong run of success through the mid 1970s capturing three straight World Series titles from 1972 through 1974.

The Oakland Athletics of the mid-70s featured some of the best players in A's history. Reggie Jackson, who earned the name "Mr. October" for his timely hitting during the playoffs, is one of the greatest players not only in Athletics history, but is one of the greatest players of all time. Jackson was a key cog in those championship teams' engine. He won the AL MVP award in 1973 along with the World Series MVP during the same season. Other key players from those teams included Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers.

While the Bash Brothers (Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire were a big attraction in the late '80s, the Moneyball A's of the early 2000s featured some of the greatest players in team history. Behind the leadership of General Manager Billy Beane, the team featured one of the best pitching trios in team history (Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder), powerhitting sluggers (Jason Giambi, Miguel Tejada) and one of the most underrated players in the game (Eric Chavez). These A's became pop culture phenomenons when they were subject of the 2011 film Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.

This is a list of the greatest Oakland A's of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.
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Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

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+ - 191 48
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
+ - 176 43
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

4
+ - 157 35
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

5
+ - 159 36
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rollie Fingers Pitcher

6
+ - 149 34
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
+ - 132 34
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher

8
+ - 122 36
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Stewart Pitcher

9
+ - 132 36
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

10
+ - 159 58
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

11
+ - 120 59
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jose Canseco Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

12
+ - 91 31
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

13
+ - 87 30
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

14
+ - 82 35
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

15
+ - 74 34
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 77 31
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

17
+ - 70 33
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
+ - 73 39
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eric Chavez Third baseman

19
+ - 52 17
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Carney Lansford Third baseman

20
+ - 71 39
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jason Giambi Designated hitter, First baseman

21
+ - 70 28
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

22
+ - 55 24
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Terry Steinbach Catcher

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+ - 50 12
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Dave Henderson Center fielder

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+ - 63 25
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bob Welch Pitcher

25
+ - 49 16
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

26
+ - 65 29
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

27
+ - 46 29
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark Mulder Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
+ - 40 19
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

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+ - 39 25
Tony Phillips is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Tony Phillips Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman

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Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eddie Plank Pitcher

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+ - 35 17
Rube Waddell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rube Waddell Pitcher

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+ - 28 13
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 44 29
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Ken Holtzman Pitcher

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+ - 44 23
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Walt Weiss Shortstop

35
+ - 27 9
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Home Run Baker Third baseman

36
+ - 31 13
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Sonny Gray Pitcher

37
+ - 21 9
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Huston Street Pitcher

38
+ - 30 22
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dwayne Murphy Outfielder, Center fielder

39
+ - 29 17
Chief Bender is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Chief Bender Pitcher

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+ - 26 14
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 18 10
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 26 13
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Josh Reddick Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 27 10
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Connie Mack Manager, Catcher

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+ - 18 10
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Scott Kazmir Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 25 13
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Billy North Center fielder

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+ - 23 13
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 18 8
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dick Williams Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 16 11
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jason Isringhausen Relief pitcher, Pitcher

49
+ - 19 10
Jack Coombs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jack Coombs Pitcher

50
+ - 21 18
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark Ellis Second baseman