List of Oakland Athletics team records

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

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 twelve years, the Athletics relocated to Oakland in 1969. Through 2010, the Athletics have played 17,108 games, winning 8,269, losing 8,752, and tying 87, for a winning percentage of approximately .483.[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 2010 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 runs batted in 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]

Table key[edit]

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 2010 season

Individual career records[edit]

Batting statistics;[2] pitching statistics[8]
A baseball card picturing Al Simmons batting in a white uniform
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
19401941
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 19241932
19401941
1944
[9]
Singles Bert Campaneris 1,472 19641976 [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 in a black suit with the top of a water bottle in his right hand
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[edit]

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]
A black-and-white photo of a man in a suit.
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 [29][26]
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[edit]

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[edit]

Source:[32]
A Goudey Gum Company illustration of Rodger Cramer in a white uniform
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[edit]

Source:[1]
Team all-time records
Statistic Record
Home runs 11,709
Runs 76,130
Hits 151,536
Batting average .259
ERA 3.99
Runs allowed 79,029

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Oakland Athletics Top 10 Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  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. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Eddie Plank Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  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. 
  26. ^ a b c d "Jack Coombs Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  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. 
  29. ^ "Single-Season Leaders & Records for Shutouts". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  30. ^ "Billy Koch Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  31. ^ "Athletics Season Records". MLB.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  32. ^ "Athletics Single Game Records". MLB.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  33. ^ Roberts, Russell (1999). Stolen!: a history of base stealing. McFarland. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-7864-0650-0. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  34. ^ "Triples Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  35. ^ "Walk Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  36. ^ "Home Runs Allowed Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  37. ^ "Innings Pitched Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 

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