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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
448 65
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Left fielder

2
355 72
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
294 71
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

4
277 65
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

5
273 63
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

6
225 56
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

7
190 61
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

8
257 96
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
First baseman

9
215 96
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
152 42
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Shortstop

11
140 44
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

12
121 43
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
119 49
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
97 28
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

15
120 57
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

16
123 59
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

17
99 21
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

18
103 23
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

19
91 35
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher

20
116 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
73 28
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman

23
74 39
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
63 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
62 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

26
68 36
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

27
68 34
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Shortstop

28
62 35
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
47 33
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

30
47 20
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

31
47 25
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
54 9
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dwayne Dee King added Left fielder

33
38 26
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

34
44 17
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
44 17
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder

36
44 28
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

37
51 34
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

38
35 27
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
53 39
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

40
33 28
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
36 17
Dick Green is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Second baseman

42
32 17
Mitchell Page is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Designated hitter, Left fielder

43
30 24
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
37 22
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added First baseman

45
42 16
Rick Monday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Center fielder

46
29 26
Dan Haren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
36 39
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
JacquelineBalciunas added Catcher

48
28 18
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

49
34 27
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
34 22
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Second baseman