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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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1
427 63
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Left fielder

2
339 71
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
283 68
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

4
265 62
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

5
261 61
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

6
215 55
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

7
182 57
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

8
247 91
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
First baseman

9
202 91
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
143 40
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Shortstop

11
134 42
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

12
114 43
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
112 49
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
91 27
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

15
113 56
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

16
118 58
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

17
94 19
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

18
95 22
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

19
110 48
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

20
83 33
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher

21
101 28
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

22
68 26
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman

23
68 38
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
57 20
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

25
58 33
Tony Phillips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
blueline3 added Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman

26
66 35
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

27
57 32
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

28
62 33
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Shortstop

29
44 32
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

30
45 19
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

31
47 7
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dwayne Dee King added Left fielder

32
35 24
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

33
43 25
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
37 15
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Joem2020 added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

35
32 26
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

36
45 32
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

37
39 27
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

38
49 37
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

39
35 16
Dick Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Second baseman

40
37 17
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder

41
30 27
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
30 16
Mitchell Page is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Designated hitter, Left fielder

43
27 23
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
33 36
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
JacquelineBalciunas added Catcher

45
32 22
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added First baseman

46
38 16
Rick Monday is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Center fielder

47
25 25
Dan Haren is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
25 18
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

49
30 27
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
30 22
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Second baseman