List of Oakland Athletics team records

The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Oakland, California. The Athletics formed in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics; after moving to Kansas City for 12 years, the Athletics relocated to Oakland in 1969. Through 2014, the Athletics have played 17,757 games, winning 8,622, losing 9,048, and tying 87, for a winning percentage of approximately .488.[1] This list documents the superlative records and accomplishments of team members during their tenures as Athletics.

Eddie Plank holds the most franchise records as of the end of the 2014 season, with ten, including the most career wins, losses and hit batsmen. He is followed by Jimmie Foxx, who holds nine records, including the best career on-base percentage and the single-season home runs record, as well as Al Simmons, who holds the single season hit and RBI records.[2]

Four Athletics hold Major League records. Offensively, Rickey Henderson holds the single-season modern day steals record, recording 130 over 149 games played during the 1982 season.[3][4] Frankie Hayes is tied for the single-game doubles record, recording four in a game on July 25, 1936.[5] Eddie Collins stole six bases twice in September 1912; his mark would later be tied by Otis Nixon, Eric Young and Carl Crawford.[6] Defensively, Bruno Haas, who spent his only professional season with the Athletics, holds the single game walks allowed record, pitching 16 in his Major League debut.[7]

Eddie Plank Baseball
Eddie Plank, the holder of 10 franchise records for the Athletics

Table key

Table key
RBI Run(s) batted in
ERA Earned run average
OPS On-base percentage plus slugging percentage
* Tie between two or more players/teams
American League record American League record
§ Major League record

Statistics current through the 2014 season

Individual career records

Batting statistics;[2] pitching statistics[8]
AlSimmonsGoudeycard
Al Simmons (pictured) holds the best career batting average record for the Athletics.
Career batting records
Statistic Player Record Athletics career Ref
Batting average Al Simmons .356 19241932, 1940-1941, 1944 [9]
On-base percentage Jimmie Foxx .440 19251935 [10]
Slugging percentage Jimmie Foxx .640 19251935 [10]
OPS Jimmie Foxx 1.079 19251935 [10]
Hits Bert Campaneris 1,882 19641976 [11]
Total bases Al Simmons 2,998 1924-1932, 1940-1941, 1944 [9]
Singles Bert Campaneris 1,472 1964-1976 [11]
Doubles Jimmy Dykes 365 19181932 [12]
Triples Danny Murphy 102 19021913 [13]
Home runs Mark McGwire 365 19861997 [14]
RBI Al Simmons 1,178 19241932
19401941
1944
[9]
Bases on balls Rickey Henderson 1,227 19791984
19891993
19941995
1998
[4]
Strikeouts Reggie Jackson 1,226 19761990 [15]
Stolen bases Rickey Henderson 867 19791984
19891993
19941995
1998
[4]
Dennis Eckersley
Dennis Eckersley, the holder of two career records for the Athletics
Career pitching records
Statistic Player Record Athletics career Ref
Wins Eddie Plank 284 19011914 [16]
Losses Eddie Plank 162 19011914 [16]
Win–loss percentage Lefty Grove .712 19251933 [17]
ERA Rube Waddell 1.97 19021907 [18]
Saves Dennis Eckersley 320 19871995 [19]
Strikeouts Eddie Plank 1,985 19011914 [16]
shutouts Eddie Plank 59 19011914 [16]
Games Dennis Eckersley 525 19871995 [19]
Innings Eddie Plank 3,860⅔ 19011914 [16]
Games started Eddie Plank 458 19011914 [16]
Complete games Eddie Plank 362 19011914 [16]
Walks Eddie Plank 913 19011914 [16]
Hits allowed Eddie Plank 3,438 19011914 [16]
Wild pitches Blue Moon Odom 87 19641975 [20]
Hit batsmen Eddie Plank 179 19011914 [16]

Individual single-season records

Batting statistics;[2] pitching statistics[8]
Single-season batting records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref
Batting average Nap Lajoie .426 1901 [21]
Home runs Jimmie Foxx 58 1932 [10]
RBI Jimmie Foxx 169 1932 [9]
Runs Al Simmons 152 1930 [9]
Hits Al Simmons 253 1925 [9]
Singles Al Simmons 174 1925 [9]
Doubles Al Simmons 53 1926 [9]
Triples Home Run Baker 21 1912 [22]
Stolen bases Rickey Henderson 130§a 1982 [3][4]
At bats Al Simmons 670 1932 [9]
Slugging percentage Jimmie Foxx .749 1932 [10]
Extra-base hits Jimmie Foxx 100 1932 [10]
Total bases Jimmie Foxx 438 1932 [10]
On-base percentage Jason Giambi .477 2001 [23]
OPS Jimmie Foxx 1.218 1932 [10]
Walks Eddie Joost 149 1949 [24]
Strikeouts Jack Cust 197 2008 [25]
Waddell
Rube Waddell, the holder of four single-season pitching records for the Athletics franchise
Single-season pitching records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref
Wins Jack Coombs 31* 1910 [26]
Wins Lefty Grove 31* 1931 [17]
Losses Scott Perry 25 1920 [27]
Strikeouts Rube Waddell 349 1904 [18]
ERA Jack Coombs 1.30 1910 [26]
Earned runs allowed George Earnshaw 146 1930 [28]
Hits allowed Jack Coombs 360 1911 [26]
shutouts Jack Coombs 13American League record 1910 [26][29]
Saves Dennis Eckersley 51 1992 [19]
Games Billy Koch 84 2002 [30]
Starts Rube Waddell 46 1904 [18]
Complete games Rube Waddell 39 1904 [18]
Innings Rube Waddell 383.0 1904 [18]

Team season records

Source:[31]
Team season batting records
Statistic Record Season
Home runs 243 1996
Runs 981 1932
Hits 1,659 1925
Batting average .307 1925
Walks 783 1949
Inside-the-park home runs 13 1911
Strikeouts 1,226 2008
Stolen bases 341 1976
Team season pitching records
Statistic Record Season
Most hits allowed 1,734 1999
Most runs allowed 1,045 1936
Most home runs allowed 220 1964
Strikeouts 1,117 2001
shutouts 27* 1907
shutouts 27* 1909
Other team records
Statistic Record Season
Consecutive wins 20 2002

* Also an American League record.

Individual single game records

Source:[32]
DocCramer1934Goudeycard
Rodger "Doc" Cramer (pictured) holds the single-game singles record.
Single-game batting records
Statistic Player Record Date
Singles Roger Cramer 6 June 20, 1932
Doubles Frankie Hayes 4§b July 25, 1936
Triples Bert Campaneris 3American League recordc August 29, 1967
RBI Reggie Jackson 10 June 14, 1969
Total bases Jimmie Foxx 16 July 10, 1932
Stolen bases Eddie Collins 6§d September 11, 1912
Stolen bases Eddie Collins 6§d September 22, 1912
Single-game pitching records
Statistic Player Record Date
Hits allowed Eddie Rommel 29 July 10, 1932
Walks allowed Bruno Haas 16§e June 13, 1915
Home runs allowed George Caster 6American League recordf September 24, 1940
Innings pitched Jack Coombs 24American League recordg September 1, 1906
Strikeouts Jack Coombs 18 September 1, 1906

Team all-time records

Source:[1]
Team all-time records
Statistic Record
Home runs 12,274
Runs 78,542
Hits 155,967
Batting average .259
ERA 3.97
Runs allowed 78,542

See also

Notes

References

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  3. ^ a b "Single-Season Leaders and Records for Stolen Bases". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "Rickey Henderson Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Doubles records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Stolen Bases Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  7. ^ Vaas, George (1998). "Records Nobody Wants To Break". Baseball Digest. Lakeside Publishing Company. 57 (2): 30–38. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Oakland Athletics Top 10 Pitching Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Al Simmons Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jimmie Foxx Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Bert Campaneris Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  12. ^ "Jimmy Dykes Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  13. ^ "Danny Murphy Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  14. ^ "Mark McGwire Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  15. ^ "Reggie Jackson Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
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  17. ^ a b "Lefty Grove Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  18. ^ a b c d e "Rube Waddell Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  19. ^ a b c "Dennis Eckersley Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  20. ^ "Blue Moon Odom Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  21. ^ "Nap Lajoie Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  22. ^ "Home Run Baker Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  23. ^ "Jason Giambi Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  24. ^ "Eddie Joost Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  25. ^ "Jack Cust Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
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  27. ^ "Scott Perry Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  28. ^ "George Earnshaw Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
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  30. ^ "Billy Koch Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
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  33. ^ Roberts, Russell (1999). Stolen!: a history of base stealing. McFarland. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-7864-0650-0. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
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  35. ^ "Walk Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
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  37. ^ "Innings Pitched Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.

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Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics, often referred to as the A's, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team plays its home games at the RingCentral Coliseum. They have won nine World Series championships.

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the team was founded in Philadelphia in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. They won three World Series championships from 1910 to 1913 and back-to-back titles in 1929 and 1930. The team's owner and manager for its first 50 years was Connie Mack and Hall of Fame players included Chief Bender, Frank "Home Run" Baker, Jimmie Foxx, and Lefty Grove. The team left Philadelphia for Kansas City in 1955 and became the Kansas City Athletics before moving to Oakland in 1968. They won three consecutive World Championships between 1972 and 1974, led by players including Vida Blue, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, ace reliever Rollie Fingers, and colorful owner Charlie O. Finley. After being sold by Finley to Walter A. Haas Jr., the team won three consecutive pennants and the 1989 World Series behind the "Bash Brothers", Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, as well as Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson and manager Tony La Russa.

From 1901 to 2018, the Athletics' overall win–loss record is 8,931–9,387 (.488).

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