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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
434 64
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Left fielder

2
344 71
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
287 69
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

4
269 63
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

5
264 61
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

6
218 55
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

7
186 57
Dave Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

8
250 93
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
First baseman

9
209 92
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
147 41
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Shortstop

11
136 43
Sal Bando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

12
117 43
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
115 49
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
93 27
Carney Lansford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

15
116 57
Eric Chavez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Third baseman

16
120 59
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

17
96 20
Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

18
112 49
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

19
85 34
Terry Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher

20
97 23
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

21
104 28
Bob Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

22
70 28
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman

23
71 39
Mark Mulder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
60 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
59 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
67 36
Ken Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Pitcher

27
58 34
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

28
64 34
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Shortstop

29
45 33
Dwayne Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

30
46 20
Billy North is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

31
45 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
36 26
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

33
41 16
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Joem2020 added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

34
48 33
Josh Reddick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

35
49 9
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
Dwayne Dee King added Left fielder

36
41 28
Mark Ellis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

37
40 17
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder

38
33 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
50 38
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

40
36 17
Dick Green is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added Second baseman

41
31 28
Scott Kazmir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
31 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
28 24
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
34 22
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
PG13 added First baseman

45
40 16
Rick Monday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
MacSa added Center fielder

46
27 18
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

47
33 38
Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
JacquelineBalciunas added Catcher

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

49
32 27
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
32 22
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time
david-choinacky added Second baseman