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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
458 66
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Left fielder

2
363 73
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
303 71
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

4
281 64
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

5
284 67
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

6
228 60
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

7
264 97
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
First baseman

8
196 64
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

9
220 98
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
154 46
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Shortstop

11
144 47
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

12
126 45
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
123 49
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
98 28
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

15
121 57
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

16
126 59
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

17
101 21
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

18
93 35
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher

19
104 23
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

20
117 50
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

21
106 29
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

22
74 28
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman

23
75 39
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
65 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
63 34
Tony Phillips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
blueline3 added Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman