With A 3-Peat In The 1970s and 9 World Series Championships. The Oakland Athletics have won of the better and more historic Mount Rushmore’s in all of baseball. They are led by the greatest lead off hitter in baseball history.
Rickey Henderson is the greatest leadoff hitter in baseball history. And there might never be a player quite like Henderson again.
He was a seven time All Star with the Athletics, won the 1990 AL MVP award, and was a three time Silver Slugger. Henderson led the AL in steals eight times while in Oakland, including three seasons with 100 or more stolen bases.
Rickey Henderson is the all time leader in steals in baseball history. If you just count his stolen bases during his time in Oakland his 867 steals would be good for 4th all time.
Oakland turned Dennis Eckersely a reliever. In Eckersley’s nine seasons in Oakland, he was one of the most feared closers in baseball history.
He won both a Cy Young and an MVP in 1992 after leading the league in saves with 51. Eckersley owns the highest strikeout ratio and lowest walk ratio in franchise history.
Eckersely was part of the 1989 Oakland Athletics World Series title team.
This is pretty easy. Reggie Jackson spent 10 of his 21 seasons in Oakland and won three straight World Series titles from 1972-1974.
During his time in Oakland Jackson hit 269 homers and won an AL MVP award.
Even though Reggie Jackson wore a Yankees hat into Cooperstown he will still be remembered as one of the all time great Oakland Athletics.
Catfish Hunter helped lead The Athletics to Three World Series titles in the 1970s.
He won The Cy Young Award in his last season in Oakland and has one of the best names in history of Major League Baseball.
Hunter owns the highest strikeout ratio and lowest walk ratio in franchise history.