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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
422 62
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Left fielder

2
336 70
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
280 66
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

4
263 60
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

5
258 59
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

6
211 54
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

7
246 87
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
First baseman

8
179 56
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

9
198 90
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
141 40
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Shortstop

11
131 42
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

12
113 43
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
111 49
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
89 27
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

15
111 52
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

16
94 17
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

17
117 56
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

18
110 46
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

19
82 32
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher

20
92 22
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

21
100 28
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

22
65 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 37
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
56 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
55 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
65 35
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

27
55 31
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

28
60 32
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Shortstop

29
43 32
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

30
44 19
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

31
45 6
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 23
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

33
41 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 14
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
45 31
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

36
39 26
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

37
49 36
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

38
30 26
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
34 15
Dick Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Second baseman

40
30 26
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
34 17
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder

42
27 22
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
29 16
Mitchell Page is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Designated hitter, Left fielder

44
33 35
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
JacquelineBalciunas added Catcher

45
31 22
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added First baseman

46
24 24
Dan Haren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
36 16
Rick Monday is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Center fielder

48
30 26
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
20 16
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Joem2020 added Pitcher

50
23 18
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder