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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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334 49
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

2
268 60
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
213 47
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

4
213 49
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rollie Fingers Pitcher

5
227 56
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

6
201 44
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
172 43
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher

8
168 44
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

9
155 47
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Stewart Pitcher

10
203 74
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

11
158 78
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
116 37
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

13
103 41
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
108 38
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
91 39
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
92 42
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
93 30
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

18
89 43
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eric Chavez Third baseman

19
92 36
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

20
92 46
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jason Giambi Designated hitter, First baseman

21
67 22
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

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69 14
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slaft added Dave Henderson Center fielder

23
64 29
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Terry Steinbach Catcher

24
68 17
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

25
80 25
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bob Welch Pitcher

26
84 30
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

27
53 22
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
58 33
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark Mulder Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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47 19
Rube Waddell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Rube Waddell Pitcher

30
41 10
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Home Run Baker Third baseman

31
46 27
Tony Phillips is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
blueline3 added Tony Phillips Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman

32
39 15
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
47 24
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
DanielHanley added Eddie Plank Pitcher

34
53 31
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Ken Holtzman Pitcher

35
40 20
Chief Bender is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Chief Bender Pitcher

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43 12
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Connie Mack Manager, Catcher

37
49 27
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Walt Weiss Shortstop

38
34 25
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Dwayne Murphy Outfielder, Center fielder

39
27 14
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Huston Street Pitcher

40
37 23
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

41
32 16
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Billy North Center fielder

42
26 11
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Dick Williams Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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36 22
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Sonny Gray Pitcher

44
33 19
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Josh Reddick Right fielder, Outfielder

45
30 17
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

46
23 18
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Kazmir Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
21 17
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

48
28 20
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Mark Ellis Second baseman

49
24 9
Mitchell Page is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Mitchell Page Designated hitter, Left fielder

50
21 7
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Joem2020 added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman