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 from 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 13 and 15 consecutive losing seasons and overall won 2,119 games and lost 3,147 for a winning percentage of .402.

World Series champions AL champions Division champions (1969–present) Wild card berth (1995–present)
Season Level League Division Regular season Postseason Awards
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
Philadelphia Athletics
1901 MLB AL 4th 74 62 .544 9
1902 MLB AL 1st 83 53 .610
1903 MLB AL 2nd 75 60 .556 14½
1904 MLB AL 5th 81 70 .536 12½
1905 MLB AL 1st 92 56 .622 Lost World Series (Giants) 4–1
1906 MLB AL 4th 78 67 .538 12
1907 MLB AL 2nd 88 57 .607
1908 MLB AL 6th 68 85 .444 22
1909 MLB AL 2nd 95 58 .621
1910 MLB AL 1st 102 48 .680 Won World Series (Cubs) 4–1
1911 MLB AL 1st 101 50 .669 Won World Series (Giants) 4–2
1912 MLB AL 3rd 90 62 .592 15
1913 MLB AL 1st 96 57 .627 Won World Series (Giants) 4–1
1914 MLB AL 1st 99 53 .651 Lost World Series (Braves) 4–0 Eddie Collins (MVP)
1915 MLB AL 8th 43 109 .283 58½
1916 MLB AL 8th 36 117 .235 54½
1917 MLB AL 8th 55 98 .359 44½
1918 MLB AL 8th 52 76 .406 24
1919 MLB AL 8th 36 104 .257 52
1920 MLB AL 8th 48 106 .312 50
1921 MLB AL 8th 53 100 .346 45
1922 MLB AL 7th 65 89 .422 29
1923 MLB AL 6th 69 83 .454 29
1924 MLB AL 5th 71 81 .467 20
1925 MLB AL 2nd 88 64 .579
1926 MLB AL 3rd 83 67 .553 6
1927 MLB AL 2nd 91 63 .591 19
1928 MLB AL 2nd 98 55 .641 Mickey Cochrane (MVP)
1929 MLB AL 1st 104 46 .693 Won World Series (Cubs) 4–1
1930 MLB AL 1st 102 52 .662 Won World Series (Cardinals) 4–2
1931 MLB AL 1st 107 45 .704 Lost World Series (Cardinals) 4–3 Lefty Grove (MVP)
1932 MLB AL 2nd 94 60 .610 13 Jimmie Foxx (MVP)
1933 MLB AL 3rd 79 72 .523 19½ Jimmie Foxx (MVP)
1934 MLB AL 5th 68 82 .453 31
1935 MLB AL 8th 58 91 .389 34
1936 MLB AL 8th 53 100 .346 49
1937 MLB AL 7th 54 97 .358 46½
1938 MLB AL 8th 53 99 .349 46
1939 MLB AL 7th 55 97 .362 51½
1940 MLB AL 8th 54 100 .351 36
1941 MLB AL 8th 64 90 .416 37
1942 MLB AL 8th 55 99 .357 48
1943 MLB AL 8th 49 105 .318 49
1944 MLB AL 5th 72 82 .468 17
1945 MLB AL 8th 52 98 .347 34½
1946 MLB AL 8th 49 105 .318 55
1947 MLB AL 5th 78 76 .506 19
1948 MLB AL 4th 84 70 .545 12½
1949 MLB AL 5th 81 73 .526 16
1950 MLB AL 8th 52 102 .338 46
1951 MLB AL 6th 70 84 .455 28
1952 MLB AL 4th 79 75 .513 16 Harry Byrd (ROY)
Bobby Shantz (MVP)
1953 MLB AL 7th 59 95 .383 41½
1954 MLB AL 8th 51 103 .331 60
Kansas City Athletics
1955 MLB AL 6th 63 91 .409 33
1956 MLB AL 8th 52 102 .338 45
1957 MLB AL 7th 59 94 .386 38½
1958 MLB AL 7th 73 81 .474 19
1959 MLB AL 7th 66 88 .429 28
1960 MLB AL 8th 58 96 .377 39
1961 MLB AL 10th 61 100 .379 47½
1962 MLB AL 9th 72 90 .444 24
1963 MLB AL 8th 73 89 .451 31½
1964 MLB AL 10th 57 105 .352 42
1965 MLB AL 10th 59 103 .364 43
1966 MLB AL 7th 74 86 .463 23
1967 MLB AL 10th 62 99 .385 29½
Oakland Athletics
1968 MLB AL 6th 82 80 .506 21
1969 MLB AL West 2nd 88 74 .543 9
1970 MLB AL West 2nd 89 73 .549 9
1971 MLB AL West 1st 101 60 .627 Lost ALCS (Orioles) 3–0 Vida Blue (MVP, CYA)
1972 MLB AL West 1st 93 62 .600 Won ALCS (Tigers) 3–2
Won World Series (Reds) 4–3
Gene Tenace (WS MVP)
1973 MLB AL West 1st 94 68 .580 Won ALCS (Orioles) 3–2
Won World Series (Mets) 4–3
Reggie Jackson (MVP, WS MVP)
1974 MLB AL West 1st 90 72 .556 Won ALCS (Orioles) 3–1
Won World Series (Dodgers) 4–1
Jim "Catfish" Hunter (CYA)
Rollie Fingers (WS MVP)
1975 MLB AL West 1st 98 64 .605 Lost ALCS (Red Sox) 3–0
1976 MLB AL West 2nd 87 74 .540
1977 MLB AL West 7th 63 98 .391 38½
1978 MLB AL West 6th 69 93 .426 23
1979 MLB AL West 7th 54 108 .333 34
1980 MLB AL West 2nd 83 79 .512 14
1981 MLB AL West 1st 37 23 .617 Won ALDS (Royals) 3–0
Lost ALCS (Yankees) 3–0
2nd 27 22 .551 1
1982 MLB AL West 5th 68 94 .420 25
1983 MLB AL West 4th 74 88 .457 25
1984 MLB AL West 4th 77 85 .475 7
1985 MLB AL West 5th 77 85 .475 14
1986 MLB AL West 4th 76 86 .469 16 Jose Canseco (ROY)
1987 MLB AL West 3rd 81 81 .500 4 Mark McGwire (ROY)
1988 MLB AL West 1st 104 58 .642 Won ALCS (Red Sox) 4–0
Lost World Series (Dodgers) 4–1
Walt Weiss (ROY)
Jose Canseco (MVP)
Tony La Russa (MOY)
1989 MLB AL West 1st 99 63 .611 Won ALCS (Blue Jays) 4–1
Won World Series (Giants) 4–0
Dave Stewart (WS MVP)
1990 MLB AL West 1st 103 59 .636 Won ALCS (Red Sox) 4–0
Lost World Series (Reds) 4–0
Rickey Henderson (MVP)
Bob Welch (CYA)
1991 MLB AL West 4th 84 78 .519 11
1992 MLB AL West 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALCS (Blue Jays) 4–2 Dennis Eckersley (MVP, CYA)
Tony La Russa (MOY)
1993 MLB AL West 7th 68 94 .420 26
1994 MLB AL West 2nd 51 63 .447 1 Postseason canceled
1995 MLB AL West 4th 67 77 .465 11½
1996 MLB AL West 3rd 78 84 .481 12
1997 MLB AL West 4th 65 97 .401 25
1998 MLB AL West 4th 74 88 .457 14 Ben Grieve (ROY)
1999 MLB AL West 2nd 87 75 .537 8
2000 MLB AL West 1st 91 70 .565 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–2 Jason Giambi (MVP)
2001 MLB AL West 2nd 102 60 .630 14 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–2
2002 MLB AL West 1st 103 59 .636 Lost ALDS (Twins) 3–2 Miguel Tejada (MVP)
Barry Zito (CYA)
2003 MLB AL West 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALDS (Red Sox) 3–2
2004 MLB AL West 2nd 91 71 .562 1 Bobby Crosby (ROY)
2005 MLB AL West 2nd 88 74 .543 7 Huston Street (ROY)
2006 MLB AL West 1st 93 69 .574 Won ALDS (Twins) 3–0
Lost ALCS (Tigers) 4–0
2007 MLB AL West 3rd 76 86 .469 18
2008 MLB AL West 3rd 75 86 .466 24½
2009 MLB AL West 4th 75 87 .463 22 Andrew Bailey (ROY)
2010 MLB AL West 2nd 81 81 .500 9
2011 MLB AL West 3rd 74 88 .457 22
2012 MLB AL West 1st 94 68 .580 Lost ALDS (Tigers) 3–2 Bob Melvin (MOY)
2013 MLB AL West 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALDS (Tigers) 3–2
2014 MLB AL West 2nd 88 74 .543 10 Lost AL Wild Card Game (Royals)
2015 MLB AL West 5th 68 94 .420 20
Regular season 8602 9068 .487 26 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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