1986 Oakland Athletics season

1986 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 1986 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the A's finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
California Angels   92 70 .568    --
Texas Rangers   87 75 .537   5.0
Kansas City Royals   76 86 .469 16.0
Oakland Athletics   76 86 .469 16.0
Chicago White Sox   72 90 .444 20.0
Minnesota Twins   71 91 .438 21.0
Seattle Mariners   67 95 .414 25.0


Notable transactions

  • April 4, 1986: Jerry Willard was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[7]
  • May 20, 1986: Keith Atherton was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later and cash. The Minnesota Twins sent Eric Broersma (minors) (May 23, 1986) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.[8]
  • May 23, 1986: Dave Stewart was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[9]
  • June 1, 1986: Dave Von Ohlen was purchased by the Athletics from the Miami Marlins.[10]
  • July 10, 1986: Mike Bordick was signed by the Athletics as an amateur free agent.[11]
  • July 10, 1986: Ozzie Canseco was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.[12]
  • July 18, 1986: Rick Langford was released by the Athletics.[13]

Draft picks

Roster

1986 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Mickey Tettleton 90 211 43 .204 10 35
1B Bruce Bochte 125 407 104 .256 6 43
2B Tony Phillips 118 441 113 .256 5 52
3B Carney Lansford 151 591 168 .284 19 72
SS Alfredo Griffin 162 594 169 .285 4 51
LF José Canseco 157 600 144 .240 33 117
CF Dwayne Murphy 98 329 83 .252 9 39
RF Mike Davis 142 489 131 .268 19 55
DH Dave Kingman 144 561 118 .210 35 94

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dusty Baker 83 242 58 .240 4 19
Jerry Willard 75 161 43 .267 4 26
Stan Javier 59 114 23 .202 0 8
Mark McGwire 18 53 10 .189 3 9
Terry Steinbach 6 15 5 .333 2 4
Rob Nelson 5 9 2 .222 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Curt Young 29 198 13 9 3.45 116
Joaquín Andújar 28 155 12 7 3.82 72
Chris Codiroli 16 91.2 5 8 4.03 43
Moose Haas 12 72.1 7 2 2.74 40
Rick Rodriguez 3 16.1 1 2 6.61 2

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José Rijo 39 193.7 9 11 4.65 176
Dave Stewart 29 149.1 9 5 3.74 102
Eric Plunk 26 120.1 4 7 2.74 98
Rick Langford 16 55 1 10 7.36 30

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Von Ohlen 24 0 3 1 3.52 4
Fernando Arroyo 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

Awards and honors

  • José Canseco, American League Rookie of the Year
  • Dave Kingman, American League Record, Most Home Runs in the Final Season of a Career (35)[15]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League Keith Lieppman
AA Huntsville Stars Southern League Brad Fischer
A Modesto A's California League Tommie Reynolds
A Madison Muskies Midwest League Jim Nettles
Short-Season A Medford A's Northwest League Dave Hudgens

References

External links

  • 1986 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1986 Oakland Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com