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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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263 40
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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2
170 36
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

3
203 50
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

4
169 36
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rollie Fingers Pitcher

5
186 46
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

6
156 35
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
139 35
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher

8
125 37
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Stewart Pitcher

9
166 60
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

10
136 39
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

11
124 61
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
92 31
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

13
85 36
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

14
87 31
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

15
77 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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16
72 33
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
78 32
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

18
74 39
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eric Chavez Third baseman

19
53 17
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

20
73 40
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jason Giambi Designated hitter, First baseman

21
72 29
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

22
57 24
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Terry Steinbach Catcher

23
52 12
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slaft added Dave Henderson Center fielder

24
66 25
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bob Welch Pitcher

25
51 16
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

26
68 29
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

27
48 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 20
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

29
40 25
Tony Phillips is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
blueline3 added Tony Phillips Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time People We Wish Were Still Alive

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38 17
Rube Waddell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Rube Waddell Pitcher

31
40 21
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
DanielHanley added Eddie Plank Pitcher

32
30 13
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

33
46 29
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Ken Holtzman Pitcher

34
29 9
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Home Run Baker Third baseman

35
32 17
Chief Bender is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Chief Bender Pitcher

36
23 9
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Huston Street Pitcher

37
45 24
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Walt Weiss Shortstop

38
33 14
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Sonny Gray Pitcher

39
29 14
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

40
31 22
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Dwayne Murphy Outfielder, Center fielder

41
29 14
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Josh Reddick Right fielder, Outfielder

42
19 11
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Kazmir Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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18 11
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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

46
9 0
Stephen Vogt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
TRENT13 added Stephen Vogt Catcher

47
23 13
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

48
18 8
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Dick Williams Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

49
17 11
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jason Isringhausen Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
22 18
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Mark Ellis Second baseman