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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
532 74
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Left fielder
2
406 87
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
3
344 77
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
4
319 73
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher
5
319 75
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher
6
255 66
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher
7
225 67
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher
8
298 111
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
First baseman
9
171 50
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Shortstop
10
248 114
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
11
159 51
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman
12
145 49
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
13
141 54
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
14
111 33
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Third baseman
15
115 24
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder
16
136 65
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman
17
140 67
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
18
119 27
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder
19
135 53
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop
20
104 40
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher
21
118 33
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher
22
87 30
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman
23
83 44
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
24
77 11
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dwayne Dee King added Outfielder, Designated hitter
25
75 23
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder