1993 Oakland Athletics season

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1993 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 68–94 (.420)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
General manager(s) Sandy Alderson
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television KRON-TV
(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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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 2014) remain the only team in Oakland history to finish last in the AL West after finishing first one year earlier.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Rollie
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Pitcher:
1968-76(OAK)

Retired 1993

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 94 68 0.580 45–36 49–32
Texas Rangers 86 76 0.531 8 50–31 36–45
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 10 43–38 41–40
Seattle Mariners 82 80 0.506 12 46–35 36–45
California Angels 71 91 0.438 23 44–37 27–54
Minnesota Twins 71 91 0.438 23 36–45 35–46
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 26 38–43 30–51



Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1993 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Terry Steinbach 104 389 111 .285 10 43
1B Mike Aldrete 95 255 68 .267 10 33
2B Brent Gates 139 535 155 .290 7 69
3B Craig Paquette 105 393 86 .219 12 46
SS Mike Bordick 159 546 136 .249 3 48
LF Rickey Henderson 90 318 104 .327 17 47
CF Dave Henderson 107 382 84 .220 20 53
RF Rubén Sierra 158 630 147 .233 22 101
DH Troy Neel 123 427 124 .290 19 63

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Eric Helfand 8 13 3 .231 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Rich Gossage 39 4 5 1 4.53 40
Kevin Campbell 11 0 0 0 7.31 9

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
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
Short-Season A Southern Oregon A's Northwest League Dick Scott
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Bruce Hines

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Athletics

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Walt Weiss page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Gossage page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ron Darling page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Joe Boever page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b Dale Sveum page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Aldrete page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Jeff D'Amico page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jason McDonald page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Scott Spiezio page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Miguel Tejada page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Rickey Henderson page at Baseball Reference