List of Oakland Athletics seasons

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The Oakland Athletics, formerly the Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics and Oakland A’s, are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. In their various guises the Athletics have played in the American League ever since it formed in 1901.

The Athletics have won nine World Series titles, and are the only team apart from the Yankees to complete a World Series “three-peat” which they did between 1972 and 1974. As the Philadelphia Athletics, the team had a golden period between 1909 and 1914, when they won three World Series, and had three consecutive 100-win seasons between 1929 and 1931 with two further titles. In the period from 1988 to 1992 the Athletics - now based in Oakland - played in three further World Series and won one, whilst form 1999 to 2006 they had winning records every season but never played in another World Series.

The Athletics have had some bad periods of failure to counterbalance these golden eras. During and after World War I, the Athletics had nine consecutive losing seasons including the lowest win percentage in post-1900 major league baseball of .235 in 1916 and only 36 wins in 1919. Between 1934 and 1967 in Philadelphia and later Kansas City the team had sequences of thirteen and fifteen consecutive losing seasons and overall won 2119 games and lost 3147 for a winning percentage of .402.

World Series Champions American League Champions Division Champions (1969–present) Wild Card Berth (1995–Present)
Season League Division Regular season Postseason Awards
Finish Wins Losses Win%
Philadelphia Athletics
1901 AL 4th 74 62 .544
1902 AL 1st 83 53 .610
1903 AL 2nd 75 60 .556
1904 AL 5th 81 70 .536
1905 AL 1st 92 56 .622 Lost World Series to New York Giants, 1-4.
1906 AL 4th 78 67 .538
1907 AL 2nd 88 57 .607
1908 AL 6th 68 85 .444
1909 AL 2nd 95 58 .621
1910 AL 1st 102 48 .680 Won World Series vs. Chicago Cubs, 4-1.
1911 AL 1st 101 50 .669 Won World Series vs. New York Giants, 4-2.
1912 AL 3rd 90 62 .592
1913 AL 1st 96 57 .627 Won World Series vs. New York Giants, 4-1.
1914 AL 1st 99 53 .651 Lost World Series to Boston Braves, 0-4. Eddie Collins (MVP)
1915 AL 8th 43 109 .283
1916 AL 8th 36 117 .235
1917 AL 8th 55 98 .359
1918 AL 8th 52 76 .406
1919 AL 8th 36 104 .257
1920 AL 8th 48 106 .312
1921 AL 8th 53 100 .346
1922 AL 7th 65 89 .422
1923 AL 6th 69 83 .454
1924 AL 5th 71 81 .467
1925 AL 2nd 88 64 .579
1926 AL 3rd 83 67 .553
1927 AL 2nd 91 63 .591
1928 AL 2nd 98 55 .641 Mickey Cochrane (MVP)
1929 AL 1st 104 46 .693 Won World Series vs. Chicago Cubs, 4-1.
1930 AL 1st 102 52 .662 Won World Series vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2.
1931 AL 1st 107 45 .704 Lost World Series vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 3-4. Lefty Grove (MVP)
1932 AL 2nd 94 60 .610 Jimmie Foxx (MVP)
1933 AL 3rd 79 72 .523 Jimmie Foxx (MVP)
1934 AL 5th 68 82 .453
1935 AL 8th 58 91 .389
1936 AL 8th 53 100 .346
1937 AL 7th 54 97 .358
1938 AL 8th 53 99 .349
1939 AL 7th 55 97 .362
1940 AL 8th 54 100 .351
1941 AL 8th 64 90 .416
1942 AL 8th 55 99 .357
1943 AL 8th 49 105 .318
1944 AL 5th 72 82 .468
1945 AL 8th 52 98 .347
1946 AL 8th 49 105 .318
1947 AL 5th 78 76 .506
1948 AL 4th 84 70 .545
1949 AL 5th 81 73 .526
1950 AL 8th 52 102 .338
1951 AL 6th 70 84 .455
1952 AL 4th 79 75 .513 Harry Byrd (ROY)
Bobby Shantz (MVP)
1953 AL 7th 59 95 .383
1954 AL 8th 51 103 .331
Kansas City Athletics
1955 AL 6th 63 91 .409
1956 AL 8th 52 102 .338
1957 AL 7th 59 94 .386
1958 AL 7th 73 81 .474
1959 AL 7th 66 88 .429
1960 AL 8th 58 96 .377
1961 AL 10th 61 100 .379
1962 AL 9th 72 90 .444
1963 AL 8th 73 89 .451
1964 AL 10th 57 105 .352
1965 AL 10th 59 103 .364
1966 AL 7th 74 86 .463
1967 AL 10th 62 99 .385
Oakland Athletics
1968 AL 6th 82 80 .506
1969 AL West 2nd 88 74 .543
Oakland A's
1970 AL West 2nd 89 73 .549
1971 AL West 1st 101 60 .627 Lost ALCS to Baltimore Orioles, 0-3. Vida Blue (MVP)
Vida Blue (CYA)
1972 AL West 1st 93 62 .600 Won ALCS vs. Detroit Tigers, 3-2.
Won World Series vs. Cincinnati Reds, 4-3.
1973 AL West 1st 94 68 .580 Won ALCS vs. Baltimore Orioles, 3-2.
Won World Series vs. New York Mets, 4-3.
Reggie Jackson (MVP)
1974 AL West 1st 90 72 .556 Won ALCS vs. Baltimore Orioles, 3-1.
Won World Series vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-1.
Jim "Catfish" Hunter (CYA)
1975 AL West 1st 98 64 .605 Lost ALCS to Boston Red Sox, 0-3.
1976 AL West 2nd 87 74 .540
1977 AL West 7th 63 98 .391
1978 AL West 6th 69 93 .426
1979 AL West 7th 54 108 .333
1980 AL West 2nd 83 79 .512
Oakland Athletics
1981 AL West 1st/2nd 64 45 .587 Won ALDS vs. Kansas City Royals, 3-0.
Lost ALCS to New York Yankees, 0-3.
1982 AL West 5th 68 94 .420
1983 AL West 4th 74 88 .457
1984 AL West 4th 77 85 .475
1985 AL West 5th 77 85 .475
1986 AL West 4th 76 86 .469 Jose Canseco (ROY)
1987 AL West 3rd 81 81 .500 Mark McGwire (ROY)
1988 AL West 1st 104 58 .642 Won ALCS vs. Boston Red Sox, 4-0.
Lost World Series to Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-4.
Walt Weiss (ROY)
Jose Canseco (MVP)
Tony La Russa (MOY)
1989 AL West 1st 99 63 .611 Won ALCS vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1.
Won World Series vs. San Francisco Giants, 4-0.
1990 AL West 1st 103 59 .636 Won ALCS vs. Boston Red Sox, 4-0.
Lost World Series to Cincinnati Reds, 0-4.
Rickey Henderson (MVP)
Bob Welch (CYA)
1991 AL West 4th 84 78 .519
1992 AL West 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALCS to Toronto Blue Jays, 2-4. Dennis Eckersley (MVP)
Dennis Eckersley (CYA)
Tony La Russa (MOY)
1993 AL West 7th 68 94 .420
1994 AL West 2nd 51 63 .447 No postseason held due to Player's Strike.
1995 AL West 4th 67 77 .465
1996 AL West 3rd 78 84 .481
1997 AL West 4th 65 97 .401
1998 AL West 4th 74 88 .457 Ben Grieve (ROY)
1999 AL West 2nd 87 75 .537
2000 AL West 1st 91 70 .565 Lost ALDS to New York Yankees, 2-3. Jason Giambi (MVP)
2001 AL West 2nd 102 60 .630 Lost ALDS to New York Yankees, 2-3.
2002 AL West 1st 103 59 .636 Lost ALDS to Minnesota Twins, 2-3. Miguel Tejada (MVP)
Barry Zito (CYA)
2003 AL West 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALDS to Boston Red Sox, 2-3.
2004 AL West 2nd 91 71 .562 Bobby Crosby (ROY)
2005 AL West 2nd 88 74 .543 Huston Street (ROY)
2006 AL West 1st 93 69 .574 Won ALDS vs. Minnesota Twins, 3-0.
Lost ALCS vs. Detroit Tigers, 0-4.
2007 AL West 3rd 76 86 .469
2008 AL West 3rd 75 86 .466
2009 AL West 4th 75 87 .463 Andrew Bailey (ROY)
2010 AL West 2nd 81 81 .500
2011 AL West 3rd 74 88 .457
2012 AL West 1st 94 68 .580 Lost ALDS to Detroit Tigers, 2-3. Bob Melvin (MOY)
2013 AL West 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALDS to Detroit Tigers, 2-3.
Regular season 8534 8974 .487 25 Postseason Appearances
Playoff games 83 74 .529 16 Division Titles, 15 League Pennants
Playoff series 17 16 .515 9 World Series Championships

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