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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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284 44
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
222 54
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
183 39
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rollie Fingers Pitcher

4
179 40
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

5
196 50
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

6
167 39
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
153 37
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher

8
133 41
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Stewart Pitcher

9
177 66
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

10
144 43
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

11
133 67
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
99 34
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

13
96 35
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

14
90 40
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
83 36
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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80 35
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
59 18
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

18
79 40
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eric Chavez Third baseman

19
82 34
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

20
79 30
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

21
77 42
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jason Giambi Designated hitter, First baseman

22
60 25
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Terry Steinbach Catcher

23
56 12
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slaft added Dave Henderson Center fielder

24
58 16
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

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71 25
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bob Welch Pitcher

26
73 29
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

27
46 20
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

28
50 31
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark Mulder Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
42 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

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39 18
Rube Waddell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Rube Waddell Pitcher

31
49 29
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Ken Holtzman Pitcher

32
31 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
41 23
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
DanielHanley added Eddie Plank Pitcher

34
32 10
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
34 22
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Dwayne Murphy Outfielder, Center fielder

36
33 18
Chief Bender is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Chief Bender Pitcher

37
32 16
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

38
46 25
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Walt Weiss Shortstop

39
33 16
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Sonny Gray Pitcher

40
23 12
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Huston Street Pitcher

41
30 10
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Connie Mack Manager, Catcher

42
27 13
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

43
30 16
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Josh Reddick Right fielder, Outfielder

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28 14
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Billy North Center fielder

45
18 12
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

46
20 9
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Dick Williams Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

47
19 13
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Kazmir Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
26 18
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Mark Ellis Second baseman

49
17 13
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
18 8
Mitchell Page is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Mitchell Page Designated hitter, Left fielder