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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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412 58
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

2
324 69
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
273 65
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

4
255 60
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

5
251 59
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Rollie Fingers Pitcher

6
208 53
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher

7
178 53
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dave Stewart Pitcher

8
238 86
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

9
193 87
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
137 39
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

11
128 41
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Sal Bando Third baseman

12
109 42
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
108 47
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
87 26
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Carney Lansford Third baseman

15
91 16
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Dave Henderson Center fielder

16
106 51
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Eric Chavez Third baseman

17
113 55
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Jason Giambi Designated hitter, First baseman

18
108 43
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

19
81 31
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Terry Steinbach Catcher

20
99 27
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Bob Welch Pitcher

21
89 22
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

22
63 26
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

23
67 36
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Mark Mulder Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
55 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

25
54 32
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

26
62 35
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Ken Holtzman Pitcher

27
53 29
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

28
60 30
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Walt Weiss Shortstop

29
41 30
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Dwayne Murphy Outfielder, Center fielder

30
35 21
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Huston Street Pitcher

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41 19
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Billy North Center fielder

32
41 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

33
35 13
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Joem2020 added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

34
43 28
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Josh Reddick Right fielder, Outfielder

35
37 24
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Mark Ellis Second baseman

36
46 33
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Sonny Gray Pitcher

37
30 24
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

38
28 24
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Kazmir Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
33 15
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

40
31 15
Dick Green is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Dick Green Second baseman

41
27 20
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jason Isringhausen Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
29 15
Mitchell Page is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Mitchell Page Designated hitter, Left fielder

43
34 6
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dwayne Dee King added Khris Davis Left fielder

44
31 34
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
JacquelineBalciunas added Kurt Suzuki Catcher

45
30 21
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Willie McCovey First baseman

46
23 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

47
35 15
Rick Monday is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Rick Monday Center fielder

48
29 24
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
28 24
Storm Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Storm Davis Pitcher

50
27 21
Mike Moore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mike Moore Pitcher