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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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387 57
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

2
313 64
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
261 61
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

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242 55
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rollie Fingers Pitcher

5
245 58
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

6
197 51
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher

7
169 49
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Stewart Pitcher

8
227 80
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

9
185 84
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jose Canseco Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
132 38
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

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122 40
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

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102 41
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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102 45
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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81 26
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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104 41
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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84 16
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Dave Henderson Center fielder

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99 50
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eric Chavez Third baseman

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106 54
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jason Giambi Designated hitter, First baseman

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85 20
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

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75 31
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Terry Steinbach Catcher

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93 27
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bob Welch Pitcher

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62 25
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

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65 36
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark Mulder Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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50 19
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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53 31
Tony Phillips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
blueline3 added Tony Phillips Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman

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61 34
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Ken Holtzman Pitcher

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57 30
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Walt Weiss Shortstop

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48 29
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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39 29
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Dwayne Murphy Outfielder, Center fielder

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40 19
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Billy North Center fielder

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33 21
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Huston Street Pitcher

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38 22
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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36 24
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Mark Ellis Second baseman

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43 31
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Sonny Gray Pitcher

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38 28
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Josh Reddick Right fielder, Outfielder

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27 24
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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28 13
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Joem2020 added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

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30 14
Dick Green is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Dick Green Second baseman

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26 24
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Kazmir Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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30 14
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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29 14
Mitchell Page is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Mitchell Page Designated hitter, Left fielder

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26 19
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jason Isringhausen Relief pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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29 19
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Willie McCovey First baseman

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27 6
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dwayne Dee King added Khris Davis Left fielder

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28 33
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
JacquelineBalciunas added Kurt Suzuki Catcher

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21 22
Dan Haren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dan Haren Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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33 14
Rick Monday is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Rick Monday Center fielder

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21 15
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Willie McGee Outfielder, Center fielder

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27 24
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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26 20
Mike Moore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mike Moore Pitcher