The Oakland Athletics' 1993 season was the team's 26th in Oakland, California. It was also the 93rd season in franchise history. The team finished seventh in the American League West with a record of 68-94.
The Athletics' disastrous 1993 campaign was mired by inconsistency, injuries, and free agent losses. The team lost key contributors Dave Stewart, Harold Baines, and Mike Moore to free agency; the players ended up (respectively) in Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit. The A's also traded Walt Weiss to the expansion Florida Marlins for Scott Baker and Eric Hefland. The Athletics' roster was further weakened by the retirement of longtime third baseman Carney Lansford.
The team's depleted pitching staff was no match for its American League (AL) competition. The Athletics, following a resurgent 1992 campaign, finished 1993 with a team ERA of 4.90; this was the worst such figure in the AL. The futility of Oakland's new-look starting rotation was especially noteworthy; of the team's five primary starters (Bobby Witt, Ron Darling, Bob Welch, Todd Van Poppel, and Shawn Hillegas), only one (Witt) managed a sub-5.00 ERA. On offense, the Athletics also struggled; the loss of their two best players (Mark McGwire and Rickey Henderson) to injury and a trade, respectively, contributed to their scoring only 715 runs (10th of 14 AL teams).
The Athletics' 68-94 finish was their worst since 1982. Moreover, the 1993 Athletics (as of 2018) remain the only team in Oakland history to finish last in the AL West after finishing first one-year earlier.
|1993 Oakland Athletics|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Walter A. Haas, Jr.|
|General manager(s)||Sandy Alderson|
|Manager(s)||Tony La Russa|
(Dick Stockton, Ray Fosse)
Sports Channel Pacific
(Ray Fosse, Greg Papa)
|Local radio||KNEW (AM)|
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ray Fosse)
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|Chicago White Sox||94||68||0.580||—||45–36||49–32|
|Kansas City Royals||84||78||0.519||10||43–38||41–40|
1993 American League Records
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|1993 Oakland Athletics|
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|AAA||Tacoma Tigers||Pacific Coast League||Bob Boone|
|AA||Huntsville Stars||Southern League||Casey Parsons|
|A||Modesto A's||California League||Ted Kubiak|
|A||Madison Muskies||Midwest League||Gary Jones|
|A-Short Season||Southern Oregon A's||Northwest League||Dick Scott|
|Rookie||AZL Athletics||Arizona League||Bruce Hines|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Athletics
Roger Craig Smithberg (born March 21, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for two seasons. He pitched for the Oakland Athletics for 13 games during the 1993 Oakland Athletics season and two games during the 1994 Oakland Athletics season.
1993 MLB season by team
|AL West Division|
|AL Wild Card (3)|